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Re: Electrolux fridge not working

Post by t4camperman on Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:48 pm

Alright guys, update. Fridge removed, cleaned like I would for a boiler (gas safe, no raised eyebrows!
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Re: Electrolux fridge not working

Post by t4camperman on Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:05 pm

Alright guys, update. Fridge removed, cleaned like I would for a boiler (gas safe, no raised eyebrows!
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Post by t4camperman on Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:32 pm

To all those that helped and advised thanks. Still not working nor was it working on our trip, not the end of the world. Time to get a pro involved.
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Re: Electrolux fridge not working

Post by peugeotboxer on Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:54 pm

Bartfarst wrote:
peugeotboxer wrote:

.....Will I have to pull the whole fridge out of its fixing or can I access the jet through an outside grill?
(I'm guessing the jet maybe blocked)
PB,

Yes I'm afraid the fridge will have to removed for you to gain the necessary access.

There should be a 'pig tail' loop in the copper gas pipe which will allow you to withdraw it so far, but then this needs to be disconnected to draw it out further. Then turn the fridge through 90 degrees to work on it.

Once you've cleaned all the rust, fluff and crud away from the burner it's worthwhile operating the ignitor and checking that the spark is jumping to earth somewhere near the gas flow. The ignitor 'electrode' is in a square section of ceramic insulation and it kicks up at the end. If you have to remove this, check the orientation of the kick-up is as it was when you took it apart. That said, for some reason, I had to put it back in a different orientation after one service operation to stand any chance of reliable ignition. I'm waffling a bit here 'cause I can't remember which way round mine originally was, and which way round it is now. But testing and adjustment will probably show you the way. Don't try bending the electrode: it's hard as hell and if you do bend it, it's likely that you'll break the ceramic insulator. Note the penetration of the electrode into the burner is fixed and controlled by a raised ridge on the ceramic engaging with the mounting.

Hope this helps.

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Hi Bartfast

Removed fridge as you described.
Cleaned rust from burner, cleaned igniter and replaced jet.
I think the original jet was ok though as I could see through the tiny hole.
There was a lot of rust on the burner assembly which on reflection I wish I had replaced, just for peace of mind, however after a lot of poking and blowing all the rust debris was removed.
Refitted fridge, after a good 'hoovering' and all is well.
Burner ignites within seconds now.

Thanks again for your insight to the job.

PB
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