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    RESOLVED: Refrigerator won't run on propane will moving

    My refrigerator will not run on propane while we're traveling. It's always flashing an error code when we get to our destination.
    I s this a safety thing or should I be looking for a problem?

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    Re: Norcold Refrigerator won't run on propane will moving.

    First thing that came to mind here was propane supply.
    You can verify by lighting on a stove burner when the slide is in the closed position if your refer is in a slide.
    It is possible that you can kink the rubber has line.
    What model is your refrigerator and what is the error code?

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    Re: Norcold Refrigerator won't run on propane will moving.

    This happened to me the first time I took my fifth wheel out. I looked up the code. From then on I turned on the stove and lit it. Once that was done, it did not happen again. I always wondered why the gas would leak out over time in storage. I eventually found the leak using a electronic propane/natural gas sniffer. Purchased on Amazon. It is a long story, but this will get the almost nothing leak that cannot be smelled or will not make a bubble.

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=gas+leak+...nb_sb_ss_i_6_4

    You got to wave the thing around and increase it's sensitivity slowly. They can get really sensitive! After I fixed the leak, my pressure meter never dropped even over a month of time.
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    Re: Norcold Refrigerator won't run on propane will moving.

    Thanks
    Iíll try that in the spring. My trailer is in winter storage now.



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    Re: Norcold Refrigerator won't run on propane will moving.

    Thanks


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    Re: Norcold Refrigerator won't run on propane will moving.

    Quote Originally Posted by mlpeloquin View Post
    This happened to me the first time I took my fifth wheel out. I looked up the code. From then on I turned on the stove and lit it. Once that was done, it did not happen again. I always wondered why the gas would leak out over time in storage. I eventually found the leak using a electronic propane/natural gas sniffer. Purchased on Amazon. It is a long story, but this will get the almost nothing leak that cannot be smelled or will not make a bubble.

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=gas+leak+...nb_sb_ss_i_6_4

    You got to wave the thing around and increase it's sensitivity slowly. They can get really sensitive! After I fixed the leak, my pressure meter never dropped even over a month of time.
    I just purchased the same sniffer. It identified 3 leaks, 2 of which would not produce bubbles with the liquid soap test. I store it with the batteries removed. Excellent quality!

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    Re: Norcold Refrigerator won't run on propane will moving.

    A kinked line was the problem. I installed a new line and rerouted it so it wouldn’t kink when the slide is in.


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    Re: Norcold Refrigerator won't run on propane will moving.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slopoke23 View Post
    Thanks
    Iíll try that in the spring. My trailer is in winter storage now.



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    Re: Norcold Refrigerator won't run on propane will moving.

    Quote Originally Posted by wdk450 View Post
    It's JULY (90 degrees here today) Are you in South America (where it is now winter) instead of Canada???
    Note the date of the post (1/20).


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