Originally Posted by jairme11
Does the pilot light have to be lit in order to get propane to the cooktop?
Do you mean the pilot light in the oven? If your's is like mine, no; the pilot light in the oven is for lighting the oven. We used to light the cooktop on my older trailer with a BBQ butane lighter.
By your question, do you mean that you have not been able to get the cooktop burners lit? That's important because if the cooktop burners won't light, that is almost a guarantee that your refrigerator won't light because there's some issue with the propane system.
I would strongly encourage you to check all propane connections for leaks with a soapy water solution. You can do this by putting a small amount of water in a can and adding a squirt of liquid soap. Use a paint brush to make suds, and apply the suds carefully to all piping connections. Look for bubbles getting bigger - if there are any, you have a leak.
You do have the valve on the top of the propane tank turned on, right?
Does your propane leak detector work???? It needs to!
There's lots of advice and information in forums... sometimes it is correct. For example, all of my posts are made by a political appointee who got the job as a reward for contributions to my diesel bill.
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