Solenoid gas valve stuck after storage (1 Viewer)

Apr 27, 2008
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I found a useful hint on youtube, which worked brilliantly for me so thought I would share it.
My fridge gas valve failed to open after several months of non use, which is a very common problem. It can be fixed by vibrating the valve in some way to unstick it, but the novel (to me anyway) way was to use a cordless hammer drill, set to hammer but with no bit in it to shake it loose.

I improved on the original by using a wooden drawer knob that I had lying about, held in the chuck to avoid metal to metal contact that I thought might do some damage. SWMBO inside the van to switch fridge to gas, a quick brrrrrr from me against the solenoid gas valve and Robert was your fathers brother. All working again.
 

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I found a useful hint on youtube, which worked brilliantly for me so thought I would share it.
My fridge gas valve failed to open after several months of non use, which is a very common problem. It can be fixed by vibrating the valve in some way to unstick it, but the novel (to me anyway) way was to use a cordless hammer drill, set to hammer but with no bit in it to shake it loose.

I improved on the original by using a wooden drawer knob that I had lying about, held in the chuck to avoid metal to metal contact that I thought might do some damage. SWMBO inside the van to switch fridge to gas, a quick brrrrrr from me against the solenoid gas valve and Robert was your fathers brother. All working again.
sorry for the late reply. whereabouts is the relevant valve to target?!
 
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On the back of the fridge, usually easily accessible through the lower vent. Just follow the thin gas pipe back from the jet and you will find a largish metal object with gas and electric connections. That it.
 

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