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Thermocouple Availability and Source

I have a GRQ10 that has a termocouple that is bad. It has an output voltage of 23 mv and won't hold the gas valve on. I tried a 'fits-all' thermocouple but the gas valve end on the explorer has a smaller nut. Where can I find a thermocouple to fit? I have tried various rv places but they don't have one long enough (36"). I can't seem to locate the manufacturer. I think they are out of business. Any help would be appreciated.

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SOURCE: I have a 1999 explorer

I also have a Explorer grq 15 propane fridge made by Unique. It is also a 1999 model . We have had problems since new.I recently found the problem.There is a 3/16 copper line that goes from the incoming propane inlet valve to the thermostat on the bottom of the fridge.When this fridge was constructed,the copper pipe was cut, and a furrel and nut were put on the pipe.No one cleaned out the inside of the pipe after the cut was made.It was 1/3 plugged .I took a drill bit that fit in the good end of the pipe, and cleaned out the partially plugged end.The fridge works perfectly now.13 years of agravation over with.You must lay the fridge on its side or top to get at this pipe.Hope this helps others.

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Fridge worked fine on gas last night but won't today.. Gas is at cook top

Gas refrigerators work off a small flame. That flame heats a part some call a thermocouple. Over time that part goes bad. Also Propane produces a carbon like soot. It sometimes blocks the small hole the gas flows through. May just need cleaned near the flame area.

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Dometic 3way fridge model RM2350R. the fridge works ok, but when i run it on gas the flame lights first time, but the flame indicater does not work,the thermocuple has the right ajustment,is clean,wh

The flame indicator works on very low voltages from electricity generated via the thermocouple. Check the connections and if OK, I would say you are correct in assuming the indicator has failed. These are very sensitive and a bit of a knock can damage them. Try Dometic or Electrolux for a replacement indicator.

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We have a Dometic 3way fridge, the gas stayes lit only as long as I hold the button.

It appears that you have a bad thermocouple. This senses the heat and should allow the gas valve to stay open after the flame has been lit for approximately 30 seconds. By pushing the button you are manually opening the valve. Check to make sure the thermocouple is resting in the flame and is getting the proper heat.

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I am installinga 4548 inverter. At 4500 watts, it puts out approximately 20 amp per phase. My generater that will feed the charging current for the batteries will put outapproximately 28 amps. Is the...

Let just wait a minute. You have an inverter that is rated at 4500 watts. This spooky. The inverter has a three phase input/three phase output? What is the inverter going to be used for?

Next question. What type of batteries are you using and what is the voltage/current in series or parallel? What will be the total voltage you will producing with the batteries? What is the total current of the batteries.

Another question? What is the voltage of the 28 amps? If it going to dump 28 amps across some batteries that rated at 12 volts and 1400 amp/hrs. For 12 volt batteries with a total of 1400 amps. What you will need approx 14 to 14 1/2 DC and with 28 amps across the batteries for charging these batteries. The batteries will be gone in about 1 hour. Boil all the water out of them. When a battery starts to boil it release water with hydrogen gas (the gas is very explosive and dangerous).

You also don't have a regulation circuit to limit the amount of current depending on the needs of the batteries. Also, you don't have a trickle charger to keep the batteries fully charge when the batteries are idle.

You will also need DC regulated charger that will keep the voltage 2-4 volts above you battery voltage. Without this voltage above the batteries voltage it will not charge those batters. Batteries need to forced to except a charge that why voltage above the source voltage. If you can check the voltage on your car/truck with a 12 volt system. While engine is running the voltage across the battery will be 13.8 to 14.1 volts. Now, the current limiter is the alternator it has a regulator built into it for stabiizing voltage and current went the batteries require more current but it limited by alternator regulator
Now, to get more current out of the alternator the regulator will supply dc voltage to the stator of the alternator generator more current. More dc voltage is supplied by the regulator but the dc voltages is limit to about 24 volts. Another limiting factor is the alternator copper windings diameter---larger diameter more current, small diameter less current. Utilities systems use big mega watts generators. The maxi um dc voltage for these three phase generator would like 500 to 800dc volts for peak to peak output. There is a simpler way of doing this.

You need to rethink everything here. Also, I can help you if you supply the needed information.
I truly wish you luck in your electrical endeavors. GB you. stewbison

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RM 2652 check light comes on anywhere between 1 minute and 5 hours after startup. Does same thing on auto or gas. If I restart it does same thing. I never know how long it will work. Please help.

According to the service tip manual if your check light is on then it will be one of these:

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Lower circuit Board

Since it does it on both AC and gas, you can toss out the LP Gas, Manual Gas Valve, Orifice and Burner.

Make sure that you have good DC voltage and tight connection to your refrigerator.

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I'm not sure what the problem may be but you could try calling All Seasons RV Appliance Parts & Service. There number is 1-800-344-0673 they have helped me in the past. That and there tech calls are free so it wouldn't hurt to give them a call.

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Your gas valve is sticking. Could be a bad thermocouple.
Set it to come on, then with a screwdriver handle or something similar, tap,tap,tap gently on the gas valve to see if it lights.
Once it unsticks it should operate OK.
If it does not unstick, replace the gas valve.

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What you are referring to as the flame failure device and there is a spark? On gas refrigerators there is generally a thermocouple safety device. This thermocouple shuts off the gas if it does not receive heat from the flame to generate the millivolt current to hold the gas safety valve open. If this thermocouple is bad it will allow the flame to be lit but it will go out as soon as you manually release the depressor that opens the valve. Your supply pressure is in range. If you have to much primary air you will get a flame lift of from the burner. To little primary air and you will have a dirty and lazy flame.

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