It’s already been a busy week here in South Carolina visiting with the grandsons. We were lucky to be able to watch Andrew play football. His team so far this year has won 3 and lost just 1. Many NFL teams would love to have that kind of a record. Here is Andrew with his two biggest fans, he looks a little bit tired after playing Center on a hot afternoon.
Along with the fun side of RV life, there is always some little maintenance item cropping up that has to be taken care of. Our Norcold 1200 refrigerator works on both 110V and propane and recently, the propane mode stopped working. Time to investigate.
Using a quarter, I opened up the panel to get access to the backside of the fridge.
The burner is located behind this panel, which is held in place by a screw.
On my model fridge, I also had to remove the plastic drip tray to be able to remove the burner cover panel.
With the panel removed, what did I find clogging up the burner tube?
All nicely roasted and in a pile.
I used three items to clean out the mess, my vacuum,
a can of compressed air that you use on computer keyboards,
and a plastic wire tie that I used to clean out the burner tube via a round hole. Just push the wire tie in to loosen debris in the tube.
Then vacuum and blow out the vents slots in the tube with the compressed air. I lightened up this picture to hopefully show better the vent slots in the (silver) burner tube.
Then it’s just reversing the order of the removed parts to complete the repair.
A test of the fridge on propane showed everything now worked properly.
Button up the panel with that quarter and put it in your pocket. How many repairs give you your money back? :c)
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