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I have a 55L gear up camping fridge and it works great on on 12 and 240 but is not cooling anything on gas , thinking it might be the jet . But where would I buy one???

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Does it switch automatically to gas if so the plug may be losing voltage on the back side were it plugs in. As you say the voltage is good I would then look to the eye brow control board inside the trailer or the lower control board outside as being the issue. It is hard without testing the board to tell witch one it is.

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Yep same prob as my Chescold model RC1180. I pulled the entire gas circuit apart as the fridge works well on 240v haven`t yet sussed the 12v.
I suspected the thermostat ( on the gas side ) there is a tiny jet on the side of the aluminium block at the base of the electric thermostat, also another springloaded 'valve' at the bottom of the aluminium block.The ' valve' is actuated by the thermostat Dial, as it screws a pin down onto a plate which departs from an O' Ring seal letting gas into the chamber where the tiny Jet is seated.This tiny Jet meters the gas to the Pilot burner.
Anyway ' That' wasn`t the problem! lol
The Problem was a 'Clogged Pilot flame Jet'
Fix..... I stripped as piece of fine electrical wire 12v and cleaned the jet out. It is a # 26.
The Jet itself looks like it has been 'Stamped' out rather than Drilled, this may account for some fridges working better on gas than others as there seem s to be some distortion on the Jet Orifice. I will buy a new Jet and a #26 drill and replace the original one.
I am just testing the fridge on Gas now...going like a Trojan... bonus is ive got a little 3 sausage hot plate over the Gas exhaust and am cooking dinner while the beer is getting colder !
K

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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You need to make sure that you follow the manufacturer's recommendations for using the unit with each specific power source. It's important that you have the all switches in the proper position, based on what power source you're using.

Here's the manual for your model, save a copy and print it out and take some time to review the section #3 Operating Instructions on page 6.

http://www.alcovr.com/DATA/MANUEL/DometicRefrigeratorModelsRM2191&RM2193.pdf

Hope you find this helpful and will resolve your issue.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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make sure all your connections are tight. Check current draw (amps) at the incoming power (one wire at a time)there are no moving parts in it, so it has to be a loose or dirty connection. Unplug each wire coming off the circuit board and verify that the board has output and input. There is a schematic located in the compartment also. Here is a link to a service tip manual that may help you also.

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