How to do maintenance on your gas fridge or gas freezers.
Because there are no moving parts in these gas refrigerators and gas freezers, there’s not much maintenance needed. One very important thing you can do to keep the unit working to it’s maximum efficiency is to periodically clean the flue. The flue will soot up due to impurities in the gas. The dirtier the gas, the more soot will develop. Turn the unit off and let the flue cool for awhile. Place something over the burner orifice to protect it from the falling soot. Place a rag or piece of tin foil under the unit to catch any falling soot. Remove the baffles from the flue (if any). Be careful!! They may be hot. Use the Flue Brush and gently scrub the full length of the flue. Rotate the brush a few times to get all the soot possible.
One other common occurrence is debris in the Burner Air Intake. If the gas fridge or gas freezer has been sitting for awhile, spiders like the smell of propane and will make webs in the burner area and the unit will not light or burn with a dirty foul flame. Dirt, dust, pet hair, insects, lint, or anything migrating behind the gas fridge will increase the chances of the burning running foul. If the flame tip is yellow or orange, then chances are, there is debris in the Burner Tube and Air Intake. It is very easy to remove. Turn the unit off. Using a piece of 1/4″ flexible rubber hose, just aim it at the Air Intake of the Burner and blow through the other end to clean out the debris. Using compressed air or “air in a can” works well also. Be sure the unit is off and cooled before using “air in a can” since it can be highly flammable. Re-light the unit and visually check the flame. It should be a crisp blue flame with a white or yellow tip. To prevent debris from getting into the burner tube and creating this problem, it’s a good idea to vacuum under and around your gas refrigerator or gas freezer often. This is best gas fridge maintenance practice.
A more detailed description for servicing gas refrigerators is available on DVD along with many other troubleshooting and repair tips and tricks. The Diamond Gas Refrigerator Service, Maintenance, Set-up, and Trouble Shooting DVD or the Danby Consul Service Repair DVD. The EZ Freeze Maintenance DVD is available FREE with the purchase of the unit.