Tip & How-To about Miscellaneous
OK it's camping time again and most average campers don't know that they must clean the burner tube on a 3 way fridge and occasionally replace the electric element 40$ part with a high quality replacement once in a while... problem will happen like so, first your fridge will work when it's cool but not so good when it's hot... time to pop the out side vent and clean the burner tube... it has very fine holes that plug with soot. Actually most of the times once it is cleaned all you will get out of it is about the equivalent of a few specks of black powder but, that is enough to stop those fine holes from lighting properly. The tell is this once the burner is lit it should have even clear blue flames with no color changes, such as yellow flickers, if not it needs cleaning .. usually caused from parking not quite level when using... next is the short chimney... it has to be cleaned... if it is working on gas but not electric then your heater element is gone... most look like a long thermometer and must burn at around 315c... if it is out by 15 percent either side it is no good... remember even some new aftermarket ones don't make the grade so buy manufacturer built replacement... they have been tried tested and true.. cheap fix for an expensive fridge... I have personally gotten fridges going in 20 min that were supposed to be thrown in the dump according to the repair man... ones that are not worth fixing are any you see yellow powder around the condenser... means it's leaking.. refrigerant and is going to cost as much to repair as a new fridge..
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