Level the floor under the refrigerator before you set it in place. Depending on how old it is, even a slight tilt can interfere with the cooling cycle and render it inoperable.
Wrap plumbing tape around the threads of the gas valve in your house, or to the outlet valve on a propane tank, and screw one end of a flexible gas hose to it. Tighten the connection with a wrench.
Wrap tape around the inlet on the refrigerator, usually located behind the refrigerator near the floor, and screw on the other end of the connector. Tighten it securely.
Turn on the gas valve or open the tank and listen for any hissing that signifies that gas is leaking from one of the connections. If you hear it, tighten the connection until the hissing stops. Double check the connections by spraying a concentrated soap solution from a spray bottle on the connection nuts. If the soap forms bubbles, tighten the connections more.
Slide the refrigerator into position. Access the pilot light by removing the cover on the front of the appliance, near the floor. Turn the valve to the pilot position, push it in and depress the piezoelectric igniter until the pilot starts. There may be a meter that indicates that is has started or you may be able to see the flame through a viewing tube. Turn the valve to the on position when the pilot starts and replace the cover.
Things You Will Need
- Flexible gas hose
- Plumbing tape
- Spray bottle
- Check the temperature in the refrigerator about one or two days after you light it and adjust it with the temperature control knob located next to the pilot control.