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Old 06-25-2012, 10:56 AM   #1
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Fridge problems?!?

When I turn my fridge to gas or unhook the power it will not light on lp. You can hear the striker working and the fridge will light but it will keep trying to light for the full 30 seconds or minute and then the flame goes back out. Then my light starts flashing and it will not work on gas. Any ideas?
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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That happened to us first time we used it. It turned out that we forgot to turn the gas on at the box on the side of the camper (outside). There is a tiny knob inside the control box. Check to see that it's turned on.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:08 AM   #3
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Usually airlock or gas flow shut off is the culprit. The self lighting units will shut down and flash if they do not light within the specified period of time.

What I usually do is turn on the stove top and make sure it lights first since it is right next to fridge. Then I know there is gas close and that a few seconds will light the fridge.

Try that and if not still working then you may have a blockage somewhere. Maybe a dauber.
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I've tried both those. It's actually lighting and burning but it's like it doesn't know it's lit so it keeps trying then after the automatic striker cycle is up the burner goes out. It's lighting on the first or second strike every time but it just keeps clicking like it doesn't know it's lit
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Ideas??
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Usually airlock or gas flow shut off is the culprit. The self lighting units will shut down and flash if they do not light within the specified period of time.

What I usually do is turn on the stove top and make sure it lights first since it is right next to fridge. Then I know there is gas close and that a few seconds will light the fridge.
I had the same problem with my 2009 26BH and did this, worked great. Air in the line, running the burners until they lit put the gas close enough in the line to the fridge burner. Switched the fridge over and it fired right up, no problems since.
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When I turn my fridge to gas or unhook the power it will not light on lp.
Does the fridge also fail to light when you switch to gas when you're plugged into shore power?

If fails when only when you're trying to light it on battery power, I'd suspect the battery is undercharged; and if it's over four years old, it might need replaced. However, if it also fails to light when you're plugged in, then I'd suspect the thermocouple.
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Does the fridge also fail to light when you switch to gas when you're plugged into shore power?

If fails when only when you're trying to light it on battery power, I'd suspect the battery is undercharged; and if it's over four years old, it might need replaced. However, if it also fails to light when you're plugged in, then I'd suspect the thermocouple.
I would go with either of these two theories if you purged the lines already or a dauber nest.
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It does it even when plugged in and I just switch to gas. Is the thermocouple hard to change or can I test it somehow?
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No, it's very easy to replace but let me ask this: is your TT under warranty? If it is, why not let the dealer troubleshoot the issue and fix the problem?
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