EZ Freeze Gas Refrigerator Controls – Lighting Instructions

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The controls of the EZ Freeze propane refrigerator are located on the front of the unit at the bottom. All are hidden by the door or a removable panel. The controls include the Thermostat Control (shown as “Temp” within the gas refrigerator parts image below) which controls the temperature of both the refrigerator and freezer compartment. It adjusts the amount of refrigerant running through the system by controlling the high and low flame of the burner. The refrigerant of the absorption system is an ammonia and water solution that flows via gravity from the top of the freezer to the refrigerator section below and absorbing all the hot air. The higher the temperature control is set the more the flame will stay on high and produce more refrigerant, therefore making the interior colder.

The Gas Safety Shut-Off Valve on the EZ Freeze propane refrigerator (shown as “Gas” in the image) is magnetically-controlled by an electromagnet that is feed millivolts via the thermocouple. The thermocouple is heated by the flame and produces the small amount of electricity to power the magnet. If the flame is extinguished and the thermocouple does not sense heat, then the electromagnet will release and shut-off the gas supply. This prevents any unburned gas from escaping into the room.

The Piezo Igniter of the EZ Freeze Propane Refrigerator (shown as “Spark” in the image) is a self-powered, non-electric spark generator. It’s very similar to what propane BBQ’s use. By pushing this button, the Piezo Igniter will produce a spark to light the flame.

 

Lighting An EZ Freeze Gas Refrigerator

The First Time After the set-up of the unit is complete, use the following procedure to light the burner. First time lighting may take longer than usual due to the air that may be in the gas lines.

Turn on the gas valve at the rear of the gas refrigerator

To start the gas refrigerator, turn the thermostat knob “Temp” (Thermostat) to the #2 setting

Push and hold “Gas” (Gas Safety Valve) button, and then…

Press the “Spark ” (Piezo Igniter) button continuously 5 to 10 times to light burner. Confirm the flame is lit by viewing through the flame “Viewer”. It should be possible to hear a slight turbulent noise from the flame. If the burner is lit, continue holding the “Gas ” button for 5-15 seconds. Release the “Gas” button and confirm the burner is still lit. If the burner does not light, repeat steps 1 through 4.

EZ Freeze Gas Refrigerators controls - Images by Warehouse Appliance, experts of off-grid appliances and gas fridge sales and service

We recommend that owners take a good look at the flame upon initial start up and note its size and color for future reference. It is good practice to visually check the flame for this size and color upon every start up.

Hand Lighting….

If for some reason the unit will not light with the piezo ignition or the igniter is failing to spark, it is possible to hand light the burner. This usually requires two people. Simply use the above procedure and replace “Spark ” Button with a person at the burner with a lighter.

This type of refrigerator uses manual operation. Setting the temperature information is here and the manual defrosting information is here.

The EZ Freeze Brand of gas refrigerators feature top performance and the best quality! Contact Warehouse Appliance for more information on our gas fridges or any of our off-grid appliances.

Peerless Premier Gas Range Feature Chart

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Are you in the market for a gas range? Find your desired gas range specifications on this detailed chart. Some models are true non-electric appliance or off-grid appliance for homes with no or limited electricity. Peerless Premier has been producing gas appliances made in the USA for over 80 years.

For additional questions or pricing on the models below please email via this form.

EZ Freeze Gas Refrigerator Parts – Orifice Information

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Info on the EZ Freeze Orifice

The gas orifice is a very important part of any gas fridge.  EZ Freeze propane refrigerators all include a very precise orifice in the burner system that is unmatched in the industry. The Orifice includes a ruby gemstone tip, all brass construction, internal filter and pressure test port.

– Ruby Gemstone Tip –
EZ Freeze has these orifices manufactured specifically for a propane  refrigerator. The brass body of the orifice is bored out to accept a very precise ruby gemstone that has been laser-cut to the specific size. This process ensures that each orifice is virtually same size with the proper BTU output.

– Internal Filter –
Any slight change in size of the orifice hole will lower the performance of the gas refrigerator. This includes debris that may migrate into the orifice through the gas lines. This debris can be from a dirty tank, dirt or debris in the plumbing, or just left over material from construction or manufacturing. To ensure this does not cause the EZ Freeze gas refrigerators to loose their reliable performance, the orifice hole is protected by a micro fine filter screen just upstream from the ruby tip.

– Pressure Test Port –
This port allows diagnosis of the gas system using a manometer at the orifice while the gas refrigerator is in operation. This is the best way to detect a bad regulator or thermostat.

EZ Freeze fridge maintenance is cut down to a minimum due to the precision of this solid brass orifice.

Please also note that the orifice for the EZ Freeze Freezer and Blizzard Freezer is different from the refrigerator.  The Freezer orifice is a different size and shape which is vital for the freezer cooling unit functioning properly.

To purchase a replacement EZ Freeze gas orifice see our EZ Freeze parts category. 

For more information on EZ Freeze Propane Refrigerator or general gas fridge questions, please contact the off-grid appliance specialists at Warehouse Appliance.

EZ Freeze Gas Refrigerator – Burner Assembly

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EZ Freeze Burner Assembly

The EZ Freeze Propane Refrigerator burner assembly is constructed of corrosion resistant materials. The burner tube itself is made from Stainless Steel. Eliminating the possibility of corrosion allows the system to burn cleaner therefore keeping your propane refrigerator performance to it’s maximum.EZ Freeze Gas Refrigerators burner assembly - Images by Warehouse Appliance, experts of off-grid appliances and gas fridge sales and service Corrosion can not only foul the burner slots but also attack the inside of the burner tube and create unwanted turbulence. The flame will then burn foul and put off soot and high levels of carbon monoxide.

The burner housing and brackets are also made from Stainless Steel material allowing for easy maintenance during service. This practice is unique to any other gas refrigerator manufacturer.

The EZ Freeze gas refrigerator burner assembly removes from the refrigerator absorption cooling unit with only one screw. This is great for servicing gas refrigerators. Nothing to disassemble or realign during regular routine propane refrigerator maintenance.

A flame viewing window is incorporated into the assembly to allow easy viewing from the rear of your gas fridge. A flip up shutter closes to keep out unwanted debris.

The entire Orifice Assembly of these gas refrigerators are made from solid brass also reducing the corrosion factor and increasing lifespan. One of just many things to consider when finding a propane refrigerator for sale. Please note that the natural gas refrigerator parts are slightly different than the above image.

If you need parts for your EZ Freeze propane fridge please see our EZ Freeze parts category.

The EZ Freeze Brand of gas powered refrigerators feature top performance and the best quality! Contact Warehouse Appliance for more information on our gas fridges or any of our off-grid appliances.