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Re: refrigerator not working on propane or electric (no...
What brand and model of refer? There are fuses on the outside of the unit, on the circuit board and possibly inline. Also, if there was a fire outside there is a thermal fuse. If that is blown you need to have the unit checked for damage by a professional.
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If Suburban water heater electric element on rocker switch is outside under water heater panel usually with a safety clip pin stopping the switch from being turned on accidentally! Just pull the pin and turn the switch on then when using gas put the pin back in and turn on gas and igniter switch
What exactly happens when switched to propane? Have someone switch to propane while you stand by vent cover outside and listen for sparking when switched. Make sure it's calling for cool, as in maybe leave door open for a few minutes prior to trying. Let me know if you hear any "ticking" sound as if trying to light on propane.
Propane refrigerators have a gas burner to create the heat for refrigerant circulation. Some propane refrigerators that were used mostly in RV's also had an electric heat element that ran off a power cord or 12 volt battery.
To determine this look at the back of the refrigerator, you will see a gas line that ends in a burner on the lower left side (looking from the back). Just above that about 4 inches will be wires coming out of the box if an electric heat element is used.