LPG Refrigerator Problem


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Old 04-16-01, 02:03 PM
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I have a Consul refrigerator powered by propane. I live in a remote location off of the electrical power grid. This has been a great refrigerator so far....until now........

The "chimney" or "exhaust" flue has some sort of a flapper to control air/gas/fumes ?? movement in the system. The small diameter spring steel clip has broken and the flap is no longer held in place. I knocked it loose, apparently, while running the flue brush through to clean any sooty build-up in the flue.

My questions: Will it hurt anything to light the pilot and run the unit without this "flapper" in place? Is this piece just a one-way flow control to keep wind from blowing out the pilot? Or does it control how fast the fumes can exhaust the chamber to cause cleaner burning? Does anyone have a connection to buy replacement parts?
 
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Old 04-16-01, 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by goldpanner
My questions: Will it hurt anything to light the pilot and run the unit without this "flapper" in place?
Hello,

This flapper must serve some purpose!!...or it wouldn't be there!!....in Tom's absense ( This Gas forums Moderator )...you may be better off asking an dealer of this fridge for repair help and info...please see link below...

http://www.cetsolar.com/consul.htm

Up here with me ( Canada ) this propane refrigerators are banned...too many problems with people not maintaining them...


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