Fridge Jet for 50 mbar system

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  1. Ivys

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    Hi folks

    This summer we seem to have paid good money for bad service, yesterday we had our fridge cooling unit replaced only to find that it still doesn't cool on gas. I would have expected the chap who replaced the unit to at least test it properly before he left :Angry: - now the chap is on two weeks leave and we also want to go traveling.

    Does anyone know the Dometic/Electrolux jet type for a 50 mbar system. I know that the jet for 37 mbar it type 45.
    The fridge is an Electrolux model RM4401

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    Roger
     
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    This seems to be the only jet listed for your fridge

    Dometic RM4401/RM6270/RM6271 Burner + Jet 43
    Check out spare parts HERE Scroll halfway down the page
    Geo
     
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    Thanks Geo

    I have actually ordered that jet, but I'm wondering if it's for a 37 mbar system. I guess I'll try it out and if the flame is too high I'll turn it down.

    I tried phoning Dometic, but they won't give me the information because I'm not a gas engineer. The chap they suggested I speak to is the one that installed the new cooling unit & didn't check if it was working.

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    did you notice at the bottom of the page in Geo's link, the jet is listed on its own....no burner tube etc for less than a tenner.
     
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    Yep, I saw that.

    I phoned them to see if they could tell me which one is right for 50 mbar, waiting for a return call.

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    Thanks Pappajohn

    He seems to know his stuff.

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    The fridge in my Hymer (German self import) Electrolux RM 275 is marked as 30mbar on the label inside even though the van was and still is 50mbar. I don't know if Hymer changed the jet when they fitted it but I doubt it. They would have ordered 50mbar. It had passed the German gas test regularly during its life in Germany.

    I has failed now on gas and I have had a look at it but I am leaving it to an expert to sort it out.

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    John, what do you mean when you say it's failed on gas?

    Rog
     
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    Hi Ivys

    It works fine on 240v It even cools from warm on 12v but it will not cool on LPG. The jet is lit. But it is a feeble blue flame.

    I have had the cover off and tried to clean it with carburetor cleaner but had no success.

    It is now booked into Peter Hambiltons in Preston as I have some other work on the water taps being done there.

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    It was pretty much the same with me.

    I took the jet out, cleaned it and pushed a pin into the hole just to make sure it's properly clear. That seems to have fixed it - running cold on gas now too.

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    I thought I'd add:

    My problem is I don't know how big the flame should be - that's what I would have expected the "expert" to have checked.

    I guess it's a matter of trial and error now...

    Rog
     
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