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Old 07-22-2015, 11:47 AM   #1
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29MV (2013) Refridgerator pilot question

We have had our coach for less then a year, we have had three outings in it so far and on our last outing we could not get the refridgerator pilot to light. I checked that the gas was on by lighting the stove and it worked fine, even tried to light the fridge manually and could not get it to light on LP. Any suggestions would be great!
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:55 AM   #2
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What's the make/model on the fridge.


The few gas fridges I've used don't use a pilot. Two kept the main burner on 100% of the time and varied it as the box needed more/less cooling.


The fridge in my new trailer lights the burner as needed using an electric spark.


How is yours supposed to work?


All that aside, check for the gas valve at the fridge is on, the lines aren't kinked and that the burner orifice is not clogged. Check that the fresh air holes and combustion gasses passages are clear too.
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Check the thermocouple on the fridge... I had two burn out on my old rig, and always carried a spare (same for the hot water heater).
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Got it to light, I guess if you press the on/off button it continues to ignite the striker, it took a couple of tries but got it to fire up.
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RV fridges are notorious for having a "lag" once to propane is turned on before it actually sees propane and lights up.

My procedure once I turn the propane on is to get all the burners on the stove to work, as in trying to prime the pipes as best as I can and then get the fridge to light. And it still takes 2 - 3 on/off cycles before the fridge finally lights up.

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RV fridges are notorious for having a "lag" once to propane is turned on before it actually sees propane and lights up.

My procedure once I turn the propane on is to get all the burners on the stove to work, as in trying to prime the pipes as best as I can and then get the fridge to light. And it still takes 2 - 3 on/off cycles before the fridge finally lights up.

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Even the manual says three 30 second attempts may be needed to purge all of the air/stale gas.
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