Originally Posted by jkordzi
I verified that when on gas the outside vent inside the compartment is hot. It's been about 24 hrs and still not very cool. I've been going between gas and DC and don't see any difference.
There's hot and there's, ouch, hot. Seriously. The flame can be in pilot mode and the chimney will feel hot. But, by comparison, when in full heating mode, it makes the chimney uncomfortably hot to touch. Also, if you listen carefully, when it's heating correctly, you can hear the hiss of the flame.
If you don't think that you have a good size healthy flame one thing that you can do is check that the orifice isn't obstructed. Lots of youtube videos to show how.
An even quicker thing to do, and one that I had to do several times on my last trip to keep the fridge working, was just removing the test plug, letting the system pressure drop to zero and then the system fired up normally. I suspect in my case the gas valve was sticking.