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Danby propane refrigerator won't work. I've tried "burping" it for almost a year now with no success. Any suggestions? Is there a Danby service store in the southern or mid-Utah area or Grand Junction, Colo? Thanks.

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  • kingdragyn Sep 01, 2008

    The unit was defrosted, and will not go cold again. I have taken the flue apart and polished the thermo couple fin (previous problem from 2 yrs ago). I have extinguished the pilot, and had it properly re-light (hense, not a sensor or "burping" issue). Any suggestions? I have not pulled the burner assembly apart to clean it as I am unsure of the type of solvent to use (as well as it was a very not-fun item to work on 2 yrs ago).

    Any help is highly appreciated. chance_nygard at yahoo dot com


  • markdsr Sep 28, 2009

    My propane refri won't get cold the flame went out and refired it up but it won't cool what do you think the problem is

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Check if the orifice is clean.  If not, dissassemble, soak it in solvent and blow with pressurized air.  Do not put wire through the orifice as it will surely change the size and wreck the said part. 

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These R/V ammonia absorption refrigerators are not very reliable..If the burner unit fires up and the tube coming up out of it gets hot but the finned "condenser" section stays cool, no fluid is circulating. The "evaporator" or "percolator" section, inside the insulated heat box, is plugged up with corrosion or crystallized solution that is the result of operating off-level. If they are not perfectly level, the solution does not circulate properly, the percolator overheats and deposits form, plugging the tube. The "cooling unit" can be removed from the case and sent off to be rebuilt. Sometimes, if you are very lucky, you can dislodge these deposits by inverting the unit and tapping on the tubes near the burner section. If this works at all, it's usually temporary.. For repairs, Google "Cool Fun"...Good Luck..

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