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Hi dometec 3 way fridge works ok on all 3 except on gas it

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Hi dometec 3 way fridge works ok on all 3 except on gas it smells of emissions not burnt correctly. Been serviced recently lights first time it just smells
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Rob replied 3 years ago.
Welcome, my name is Rob and I will be helping you with your problem today. If anything isn't clear, please just ask me.

Can you tell me the model number and the age please?
Is this in a caravan?

Can you also tell me how the flue and burner were cleaned, also the jet?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi rob dometec 3 way type c40/110. Model no rm7655l. Fridge was removed from hymer motor home 2008 cleaned service department at fullers motor home dealers last October

Expert:  Rob replied 3 years ago.
Hi Gerry

Thanks for that.

I am assuming that the smell is only detected from the outside !!

OK, sometimes when the flue is cleaned, there is dust and soot that has become loose, but not completely removed.
It willl then take several hours or days for this to be burnt off by the small amount of heat produced by the gas burner. This could be the issue here.

Failing that, the other problem that can occur is the jet itself.
Over time the hole gets corroded and this can not be cleaned. The jst has to be replaced. The problem is that if the hole is corroded, not enough gas is let through and his can result in poor burning of the gas. If you notice the fridge is not as cool as it was, you should change the jet

If you need more help, please just ask

In the meantime,

Can I ask you to take a moment and rate my response? Please use the smiley faces which you should now see. Please remember you are rating me personally, not the website or the problems you have had with this machine.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Very strong smell inside, as well as outside - strong enough to activate our gas detector and to cause headaches!

Expert:  Rob replied 3 years ago.
Hi Gerry

You MUST NOT use this !!

This sounds like you have carbon monoxide esacaping into the van. This is extremely dangerous and in some instances can be fatal. Im guessing its a CO2 monitor that is picking this up.

Did the service agent remove this and re install it? If so you must take it back to them as a matter of urgency and have them put this right.

Sorry to sound alarmist, but this is quite dangerous

Expert:  Rob replied 3 years ago.

Hi Gerry
Not sure if you got my last message, so just need you to confirm.

If you need more help, please just ask me.
In the meantime, please dont forget to rate me, as this is the only way I get credit for helping you with this problem.