Old Electrolux 3 way Fridge Gas problems Jan 12, 2020 12:49:39 GMT
Post by widge on Jan 12, 2020 12:49:39 GMT
I have an old Camper with a an Electrolux 3 way fridge, it works fine on 220v and 12v but have problems using it on Gas (Yes I know working with gas is a bit dodgy, hence I will take any suggestions with caution and wont hold anyone responsible).
Initially it wouldn't light so had all the burner apart cleaned it adjusted the igniter and on the bench it appeared to light ok, so put it back into the camper, unfortunately the first time I used it, it was obviously not burning correctly as I was getting some fumes and a slight bit if smokiness from the exterior vent, that was 6 months ago and have been using it just on 12/220v since,
Yesterday I took the fridge out again to have a look (which is a pain in the ass) mainly to get the details of the burner, I couldn't see anything obvious but didn't have time to try and run the fridge on the workbench, I did find that the gas pipe had got trapped possibly reducing the gas flow, so replaced the pipe, also there is a slight dent in the flue.
Anyway after putting it back in the camper and trying it, I have the same problem with it not burning correctly.
I have been looking on line and a replacement burner/igniter assembly starts at about £70 +postage which is a lot if it is not the cause of my problem, I could take it to a caravan/camper specialist but they will probably want to charge me £50 before doing anything.
It is producing fumes and a little bit of soot from the exhaust so it is obviously not burning cleanly.
Any suggestions what might be the most likely cause, I don't really want to spend a lot of money if it is something simple like the jet needs cleaning.
The last thing I forgot to mention, is I have never used the fridge on gas since I owned it, so don't know when it las worked properly.
Cheers in advance.