Hey guys, I've been searching around the web for days looking for info regarding my camper frig problems. Here we go...
My RM2310 is not a 3-way, it's only a 2-way,110 and LP only. I've been using it for 5 years without any problems. Last weekend I started my trip from home with a cold frig running from 110. I switched to LP and saw my blue flame burning. I set the stat to max. The blue flame was always lit and burning, but the fridge will not stay cold! It was a hot 90 degree day, and the frig was 70 degrees inside.
No ammonia smell, no yellowish dust. The unit is very clean. It's in a 1992 Pasttime Camper, but stored inside, hardly used from 1992-2008.
The door seals are in good condition.
Ventilation has never changed, and has lots of space.
My propane tank is full. I've tried a different tank, same results. One thing I would like to test is the regulator. I've never been able to see a difference in flame. Even when the thermostat is on "Max", the blue flame is the same. I read somewhere that the flame doesn't get bigger, only burns longer.
The burner jet, burner and flue are very clean. I'll pull off the burner jet and inspect inside of it tonight.
Can I rule out the thermostat since it works on 110? If not, how do I test the thermostat?
Could it be the switch? I've never been happy with the feel of the switch. It is slow and muddy feeling. It's not a clean click, but a slide and stop... Hard to explain. The switch has play in it. It does shut off the gas when I move to electric, and it works when on electric, so I guess it's working. Is that all it does? Nothing with the electric power and thermostat?
When I feel the temp of the electric burner vs the gas burner, they feel about the same temp, hot enough to touch the metal cover, but can't keep my hand on for long (too hot).
Is it true that when running on propane, no electricity is required? No 12v? I don't see any 12v cables running to the frig.
Does the cut-off valve cut off 100% of the propane?
I appreciate anyone's help. Another few days of troubleshooting... and I might give in and take it to a shop.