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Old 02-13-2016, 10:06 AM   #1
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Fridge propane will not light

Can't get the propane to light on the fridge. I can smell the propane so that is not the problem. It seems to only spark one time then stop. Burner tube is clean. Fridge works on 110v... Suggestions? I have an appointment with the dealer in a couple weeks and would LOVE to avoid that.

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It could be air in the lines. Turn on the burners on the stove and let them burn for a few minutes. That will bleed the air from the gas lines.
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It requires 12v power, can you confirm its getting it?
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It requires 12v power, can you confirm its getting it?
It seems like I saw a spark. I need to put a tester to it.
I can smell propane.
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Does the inside light come on when on battery?
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I had an issue with the Norcold refrigerator on a previous camper never switching to propane when the A/C power was cut. It turned out to be a bad circuit board on the refrigerator. However, I never smelled propane.
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I had that problem with the refrigerator in my slide in camper. I contacted the dealer and was told that the distance between the spark and the gas port was either too close or too far away. I adjusted the contact distance (it was too close) and it has worked perfectly since. This was a Coleman fridge.

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I had that problem with the refrigerator in my slide in camper. I contacted the dealer and was told that the distance between the spark and the gas port was either too close or too far away. I adjusted the contact distance (it was too close) and it has worked perfectly since. This was a Coleman fridge.

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Weather will be nice this weekend, so I'll give that a shot!
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UPDATE:
- Fridge works fine on AC
- interior light comes on using 12v
- when I turn it on for gas the solenoid valve opens
- the ignitor does NOT "click" at all; so the burner is not getting a spark to light the propane
- everything seems clean
- I know propane is present

I'm going to replace the "Spark Sense Electrode ($20)" first and if that doesn't work I'm thinking about replacing the power board ($120).

What else could it be?
thanks
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