Norcold Refridgerator

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Old 08-19-11, 03:47 PM
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Norcold Refridgerator

I have a Norcold 452 2-way refridgerator in my 91 trailer. When the fridge is running on propane it works well,but I smell propane. When shut the fridge off and leave the propane taps on the storage bottles open, I do not smell propane. The fridge works well on electricity. I had a leak test done on propane system in trailer and it had no leaks. Any ideas? Rick.
 
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Old 08-19-11, 04:00 PM
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Hi,

Sounds like a vent issue. Clogged, or vent leaking?

The RV should have LP/CO alarms, correct. Get them installed or working.

This can be very dangerous. I suggest running on electric until you find the cause.

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Old 08-19-11, 07:22 PM
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Thanks for replying.We have not been using the fridge on propane except when we are traveling to the park we are to camp at. then we use the fridge on electricty. I did check the vent. It appears to be clean.
 
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Old 08-20-11, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Rick VS View Post
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Thanks for replying.We have not been using the fridge on propane except when we are traveling to the park we are to camp at. then we use the fridge on electricty. I did check the vent. It appears to be clean.
could it possibly be the combustion process? that maybe it is a little rich on propane?
 
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Old 08-20-11, 08:32 PM
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Could be a faulty regulator or gas valve.

Need to test with a manometer.

The process is long winded to type it all here.

Basically test after the regulater, and test at the gas valve of the appliance. Should show W.C on the side of gas valve. Also should be a test port there.

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Old 08-21-11, 05:15 PM
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That was tested and found faulty two years ago. The pressure was too high so the regulator was replaced
 
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Old 08-21-11, 06:00 PM
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That was two yrs ago?

Could be faulty again. Need to test all avenues...

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Do you have a nice blue flame from burner, or does it have orange color to it?
 
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the flame is of a solid blue colour
 
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