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My Danby Fridge is propane and is used at our cottage only from May to October and even at that it is intermittently used depending on when we are there. We always make sure the baffle is clean and the back is dust free. It has worked well for many years. This time when I lit it the flame was very very large, basically the almost the size (diameter) of the baffle pipe and I was unable to see the tip as it was inside the baffle. It was still a good blue flame and the fridge worked but created a smell (like a burning) that was very unpleasant so we shut the fridge off after 3 hours. I also felt that this was not right and when something is not right with propane, I shut it off! I have done the following but with no reduction in the flame size. Replaced the fuel nozzle and replaced the regulator on my propane tank. After being unsuccesful, I then turned down the gas flow with the lever on the line. This dropped the flame to its normal size - success! - but unfortunately the fridge did not get cold after leaving it on for 5 hours. The cottage is in a remote area with no roads and would be difficult to get out so my preference is to fix it myself but I am not sure where to go from here. A local gas store suggested it might be the thermostat. HELP!

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Thanks very much for your offer and your effort. After about another hour I got ahold of someone at the company who suggested some solutions, so I'll try them out. Thanks again.


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