Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 22:09:30 +0000
Reply-To: Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Followup to fridge troubles--success!
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I posted during the week that my fridge would no longer operate on gas.
Stuart described making a manometer, and thankfully the regulator was
easily ruled out with a few bucks worth of clear tubing. I knew I had a
noisy fan, so I ordered the beefy GoWesty replacement. It looks very good
and was easy to install.
I pulled the unit yesterday afternoon and cleaned the combustion chamber.
Something flew out of the flue pipe when I put compressed air to them but I
was not quick enough to see just what it was, I could hear it hit the
combustion chamber pan. Maybe a leaf. You may recall that I had been in 70+
mph winds right before I began having problems.
I opened the combustion chamber and it had a good bit of black grit inside
the burner itself, and some around the chamber. Cleaned it all up and
reinstalled the unit today.
It now lights up no problem, and where it was doing good to pull a 20-25
degree difference from ambient, it was 86 today and the fridge temps
hovered just over 40 degrees F.
Very happy! Thanks to Stuart, Dennis and David B.
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