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If your fridge is now operating successfully on gas, the thermocouple is fine, no need to touch.
Your thermocouple is the device that maintains a healthy supply of gas to your fridge, there is a separate gas supply that keeps it operating, if that supply fails it automatically cuts off the main supply to the fridge. It must be kept within the flame of its own gas supply to operate successfully.
Depending on your model, your fridge will have either, two or three settings. Low and High or Low Medium & High.
On 240V your fridge works on a thermostat controlled by the knob on the front of the fridge. 1 – Low to 6 – High, the coldest the setting.
On 12v the fridge is on with no control whatsoever.
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