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Kathie Mead
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Hi. I have a question. We have a very old 1984 caravan with a gas fridge that still works but I feel there is a smell. Is it possible that it is leaking gas?

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what type of smell?

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Hi. Should I be getting a smell from the fridge when using gas to operate? Seems to be coming out of grill above fridge. It's a very old van with original fridge but it does work really well. Just a funny smell when in use? New to all this so don't know if that's normal. It seems like a similar smell that you might get from a boiler vent outside your house but I'm a little concerned it might be toxic. All help much appreciated. Thank you

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You need to get it professionally checked. All fridges should be room sealed although It was a bit lacking on older caravans (things are getting better slowly).

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Until you get it serviced, my advice is not to run it on gas. It is not worth losing your life over.

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It could be worth fitting a Carbon Monoxide alarm to the van in anycase.

 

It was a bit lacking on older caravans (things are getting better slowly).

 

I suspect it is totally variable as my older van is correctly sealed, but have seen comments on here about new ones that are not.

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Please get the fridge serviced and not to use it on gas till it is serviced.

We want you to stay alive :)

You have posted the problem twice. No problem but I will merge the two topics together into the fridge section.

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As Ich says get a carbon monoxide detector fitted :)

 

I would also get the fridge serviced

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Welcome to CT Kathie! as above and buy a carbon monoxide detector.

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