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Defrost switch is a trace heater in the gas tank line to stop the prone icing in winter.
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I never would have dreamed of such an idea. Is that something to do with a strange sort of block that sits just beyond the gas regulator under the Gas Flap?  It's sort of square & silver, clips on the pipe and has a cable mysteriously disappearing into the van!.....  I guess the answer is yes!..... I did wonder about that little box......

Thank you again........ Mark 
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Rejoice and turneth thy fridge...

Evening all,

Just returned from holiday and glad to report that the trick is to turn the fridge upside down (assuming all your elements are OK and the gas jet is clean). I get a temperature delta of 23 degrees in the fridge compared to inside of van after about 10 hours. Within an hour I can get a drop of 10 degrees. Much much better than before. The 23 degrees is also stable as I also tested with the van closed up and with the inside at 33 degrees the fridge gives me 10 degrees. On holiday on the colder nights I was almost getting close to  zero. I also get about 20-23 on 220v hook-up but on gas it gets hot much quicker. On 12v I am not getting 23 degrees drop. I would say about 15 degrees.

I also installed a computer fan to replace the Westy one. I looked at getting a low db fan that I could manually override on colder nights to give a little bit of heat. The low db fans generally tend to run at or below 1000rpm. The trade off is that the amount of air flow is lower. I don't have a link but I settled on a Sythe fan SY12255L. It runs at 800rpm. db was something like 18db. It works brilliantly. You can not hear it. You need to put you ear to the kitchen top to know if it is working. I installed a with over the thermosensor at the top of the fridge. I canlt say anything about the airflow but I can't imagine it is any worse than the old Westy one.

When I was testing before we went on holiday I also noticed that the corrugated stainless flue running at the back of the fridge was pushing out a lot of heat which then circulates up into the van. I measured the temperature with a digital meat probe and it was 80degrees. So I bought some exhaust heat wrap to wrap the exposed part of the flue. I took it on holiday meaning to fit it there but our nights were quite cold and I was happy to get the heat with the fan on constantly. Because the van was open and ventilated and at outside temperature I didn't have the need to wrap the pipe. But it would definitely help when you park up on day trips and the van is closed up.

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the ebay.co.uk number for the heat wrap is
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Just thought I'd add my tuppence to the thread.

Messed around with the gas side of the fridge for weeks, got the fridge out and plumbed up to the barbecue take-off on the underfloor tank/regulator so I could see what is going on (Bear in mind, on 240V the fridge made ice & frost overnight all over the cooling fins inside, so I knew it *should* work).

There was a flame going on, which was quite small, but I could feel on the coolant pipe that nothing was warming up and the ammonia wasn't flowing. 

I took out the burner jet and tried cleaning it by threading it on and spinning it on a copper speaker wire. Still the same. 

Changed the (rock hard) filter in the feed pipe. Same. Finally got a new burner jet  from Gunzl, looking by eye at the two jets I could see that the new one was bigger. Fitted it, boom.  From 15 to -3 and frosty fins within an hour.

Now just got to figure out why the igniter clicks at double speed, and more importantly, doesn't want to turn off.  Am I right in saying the thermocouple is a separate deal right, turns off the gas? 

That its either the sparker  (which makes sparks and fires the gas up ok) or the igniter unit ? The running on gas light stays alight... and the flame stays alight 

PS thanks Joker_Club for starting this "pointless" thread !

Stefvan


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Edited post due to unreadability..  use of carridge returns and basic punctuation makes the post easier to read...  

but more so I can quote RTC's possibly best ever post :

Originally posted by rogerthecat rogerthecat wrote:


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Can anyone tell me. I have 83mod and it only have one element. Says 110v/12v. Is IT newer model That have separate from 110/12?

I GOT a new one as the car is Canadian and I live in Norway. I wanna change it for a 230v so I can use shore power from Norway. The new element is 230v/10v it has four wires coming out of it, two and two are together in a "sock" there's no markings except the one pair has red lines. Where to put what?
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