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Learn How To “BURP” a Refrigerator

A “house on wheels” is equipped with regular appliances, like a refrigerator. If your recreational vehicle refrigerator isn’t keeping as cold as it used to or has stopped working altogether, you may be able to revive it with a process called “burping.” “Burping” is a method to free-up the ammonia which may thicken and clog in the tubing in the back of the fridge.

  1. Empty the contents of your fridge, and remove any loose trays or drawers.
  2. Turn off the gas and the electricity to your recreational vehicle or mobile home.
  3. Unscrew the gas connection between the fridge and the gas line. You also might need to unplug the refrigerator if it uses more than one power supply.
  4. Tape the door to the fridge shut using duct tape.
  5. Remove the fridge from your mobile home. This might involve unscrewing it from the wall or floor.
  6. Lay the refrigerator on its side, then slowly roll it onto its top.
  7. Let it sit in this upside-down position for 15 minutes.
  8. Roll the unit back down onto its side, then up onto its legs.
  9. Let the unit stand in this upright position for 15 minutes.
  10. Place the refrigerator back in your mobile home. Screw it back into the wall and floor if necessary.
  11. Reconnect the gas supply.
  12. Turn the gas on and check for any leaks by painting a small amount of soapy water over the fittings. If bubbles appear, you have a leak and the connection needs to be tightened.

After about four hours, check the temperatures in the freezer and in the food storage section. Your fridge will be like good as new. Try these steps and share with friends with RVs too.

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