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3-Way Refrigerators/ Freezers



Owners Observation

Cause / Remedy

No sound from refrigerator

  • As there are no moving parts in 3-way absorption type refrigerators/ freezers. No sound will be detected during operation.
Refrigerator fails to operate
  • Controls set incorrectly. Check that thermostat is set to on 240V. Maximum, power is switched on and controls are set to obtain 240V operation.
  • Break in electrical circuit. Check fuses, switches and plugs.
  • Drop in supply voltage. Check that the supply voltage to the refrigerator/ freezer is maintained at full rate.
Refrigerator fails to operate on
  • Controls set incorrectly. Check that the thermostat is set to LP Gas. Maximum gas is turned on and controls are set to obtain gas operation.
  • Gas supply restricted. Check that the gas bottle is full, all LP gas valves are open. Ensure gas jet is clean and burner is alight.
  • Incorrect lighting procedure. Check that flame failure safety valve has not been prematurely released.
Refrigerator not getting cold
  • Refrigerator/ freezer not level. The refrigerator/ freezer must be
    enough level in both directions to operate correctly.
  • Ventilation/ installation inadequate. The refrigerator/ freezer must be ventilated, installed and flued in accordance with manufacturers instructions.
  • Drop in supply voltage. Check that the supply voltage to the refrigerator/ freezer is maintained at full rate.
  • Controls not set correctly or thermostat incorrectly used. In hot weather the thermostat setting should be closer to maximum than usual.
  • More than one source of energy used at the same time.
  • Door is not closed properly or magnetic sealing strip is defective.
  • Gas system restricted or flame has gone out. Depending on use, gas system should be periodically cleaned and adjusted.
  • Evaporator heavily coated with ice. Refrigerator/ freezer should be defrosted at more frequent intervals.
  • The gas pressure is incorrect. Check the pressure at both the gas bottle and burner.

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