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Electrolux RM12O Instructions For Installation Manual

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These instructions are important and must be followed closely. Before starting to install the refrigerator, read this leaflet carefully in order
to obtain a thorough understanding of what is required.
When operating, heat is emitted from parts of the cooling unit at the rear and this has to be carried away by air circulating freely over the
back of the refrigerator. To ensure sufficient air circulation for satisfactory operation, it is essential that the clearances called for in this
instruction are not reduced in any way otherwise cooling performance will be impaired and consumption increased. Providing the
refrigerator is installed in accordance with these instructions, it should operate satisfactorily in ambient temperatures up to 32
some measure of cooling in even higher temperatures.
In general, it is recommended that the refrigerator is installed by the caravan manufacturer, the supplier, or another qualified person.
Owners who are competent to carry out the work themselves can do so, but for the sake of safety, they should take particular care in making
the gas connections, checking for leaks, and installing the electrical wiring and fittings. All relevant regulations concerning such installations
must be complied with.
Many caravans are already provided with a recess, usually in the
form of a cupboard which has been specially designed so that it can be
adapted, by removal of its door and shelves, to house a refrigerator.
Some caravan manufacturers have also devised kits of parts to aid
installation of refrigerators in their particular caravans.
A ventilator for fitting above the door as shown in fig. 1 is supplied
with the refrigerator. The connection pipe, gas cock, and connectors are
not supplied by Electrolux as the sizes of these may vary to suit particular
installations. The appropriate parts should, however, be readily available
from the refrigerator supplier or an Agent dealing in gas fittings (see note
in item 13).
The refrigerator weighs approximately 18 kg (40 lbs) and the
surface on which it is installed must be capable of carrying this weight,
plus that of the food, satisfactorily.
All surfaces above and adjacent to the flue outlet, and beside
and below the burner housing, should be of, or covered with, metal or
other non-flammable material.
Because of the hazards associated with the use of continuously operating
bottled-gas appliances with open-flame burners in difficult-to-ventilate
confined spaces, and other considerations, Electrolux do not recommend
the installation of their bottled-gas refrigerators on boats, and
refrigerators so installed will not be covered by the Company's guarantee.
If however a boat installation is planned, reference should be made to
British Standard Code of Practice 339 Part 3 (1956) and to Guide Lines published by local water authorities such as Thames Conservancy or the
Ship & Boat Builders' National Federation.
The refrigerator will usually be built into a recess but it can be installed as a free-standing model. Whichever method is used, to enable the
unit to operate efficiently and economically, it is essential that air is allowed to circulate freely over the cooling apparatus at the back to
carry away the heat generated during the cooling process. The minimum free spaces called for under, behind and over the cabinet must
not, therefore, be reduced in any way. The more space provided, particularly behind and over the cabinet, the better the performance you can
expect from the cooling unit.
The downward circulation of refrigerant within the cooling unit is by gravity and the refrigerator has to be reasonably level, when it is
stationary, for the cooling unit to operate properly. If the refrigerator is left operating with a sustained list in excess of about 3
direction, pockets of liquid refrigerant can collect at various points within the unit impairing or preventing normal circulation of the
refrigerant vapour until level conditions return. It is essential, therefore, that the refrigerator is installed so that the ice-tray shelf inside
the refrigerator is level in relation to the caravan, in both directions, so that when the caravan is level, the ice-tray shelf is level.
With the caravan on tow, the usual rolling and pitching, or long hill climbs, will not normally affect the operation of the cooling unit, but
when it is stationary a permanent list of more than about 3
about 50 mm at the end of a metre-long plumb line, or 1
usually resumed when the refrigerator returns to the upright position, but if it exceeds 8
electricity supply switched off soon after the list begins otherwise the cooling unit may become damaged due to overheating.
The refrigerator is manufactured with the door hinged on the right hand side, however, it can be changed to left hand opening if required.
Place the refrigerator on its back (taking care not to damage the burner assembly), pull off the gas thermostat knob, then remove the
lower ventilator by taking out the two screws from each end. Note that the flint lighter will become disengaged.
Transfer the hinge arms and door retainer to the opposite sides. Refit the ventilator, remembering to re-engage the flint lighter, and push
the thermostat knob onto the thermostat spindle so that the flat on the spindle is adjacent to the flat near the centre of the recess in the
knob. Stand the refrigerator on its feet and open the door.
Unscrew the door retaining magnet with its holder from the front of the cabinet lining, prise out the plug sealing the corresponding - a useful website for owners and enthusiasts of VW T25 / T3 / Vanagon Campervans
in any direction may interfere with its operation. (Note: 3
/2" at the end of a 30" plumb line). If the list does not exceed 8
, the burner should be extinguished or the
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  Summary of Contents for Electrolux RM12O

  • Page 1 A ventilator for fitting above the door as shown in fig. 1 is supplied with the refrigerator. The connection pipe, gas cock, and connectors are not supplied by Electrolux as the sizes of these may vary to suit particular installations. The appropriate parts should, however, be readily available from the refrigerator supplier or an Agent dealing in gas fittings (see note in item 13).
  • Page 2 hole -the opposite side, and screw in the magnet in its place. Fit the plug In the hole originally occupied by the magnet. Transfer the circular latch plate, with the rubber washers) behind it, to the opposite side of the door. The retaining screw must not be completely tightened; when correctly positioned, the latch plate must still be comparatively loose on the screw so that it can take up its correct position on the face of the magnet as the door Is closed.
  • Page 3 8 . FREE-STANDING INSTALLATIONS If the refrigerator is to be used as a free-standing model, a vertical free space of at least 75 mm (3") must be left over the top so that the air circulating over the cooling unit at the back can emerge unhindered.
  • Page 4 Flue Venting Kit The flue gases must be vented directly to the outside air. Only the ELECTROLUX flue venting kit (supplied with the refrigerator in the United Kingdom), is recommended for this purpose. It consists of the following parts, (see fig.9).
  • Page 5 upon at this stage taking into account structural framework within the caravan wall, the contour of the wall, and the location of windows, beadings, etc. In fig. 10, the flue top (G) is fitted on the end of the aluminium flue pipe of the refrigerator, above the top of the cabinet.
  • Page 6 locates properly in the recess in the outer cover, with the tongue engaging the slot at the bottom. It will be necessary to remove the outer cover and withdraw the extension tube before the refrigerator can moved out o position at any time. 12.
  • Page 7 DO NOT USE A FLAME. Thereafter, all connections should be checked periodically, in the same way, to ensure that they have not loosened in use. To make all connections on the refrigerator accessible for testing, it would be necessary to withdraw the refrigerator and make a temporary connection to the gas supply with flexible tubing.