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Just fitted gas fridge rm2553r, have just tested on gas for first time,only had on for a short time, but there is a burning smell and small amount of smoke coming out from the top of the flu housing. Don't know if this is normal because it is new (burning paint etc on the condensor/evap tubing??) Any ideas??

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Any time you smell burning , it is advisable not to play around and wait!
Be safe and call service right away?

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You can try disconnecting the unit from mains power and cleaning the ignition probes on each burner. If the unit has a mechanical starter you should take extra care not activate it during cleaning as you could get a electric shock. Clean the probe with a damp cloth or paper towel and don't use any cleaning agents.

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