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Old 09-06-2013, 09:42 PM   #11
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Not familiar with the fridge but I experienced this with a gas water heater. There is a thermocoupler that will shut off the gas supply if it does not detect heat. This may be the same situation, it does not believe that the burner has lite and shutting off the gas.

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Old 09-06-2013, 10:21 PM   #12
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On the canister that wraps around the flue just above the burner there is a temperature sensor for overheating protection, if this has been triggered will it prevent the propane operation as described above whilst not affecting AC operation?

Am I correct in thinking that the Igniter electrode not only lights the gas but also acts as a flame sensor? It certainly lights the gas but could be malfunctioning as a flame sensor and thus cutting the gas flow via the solenoid valve?

Nothing in the pdf about these 2 issues. Any ideas?

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If the sensor on the flue trips it has to be manually reset so it's not that.

Yes on the other questions. Please see my post #7 above.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:29 PM   #13
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If the sensor on the flue trips it has to be manually reset so it's not that.

Yes on the other questions. Please see my post #7 above.
Thanks Barry.

Sounds like this igniter/sensor could be the problem, I'll remove it, sand it, etc, is there a way to test it, it sparks but how can I test if it sends a flame present signal back to the board?
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From what I've read, it's very difficult to test since there is (very) high voltage on it at one point and then you need to measure a very low current a few seconds later.
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From what I've read, it's very difficult to test since there is (very) high voltage on it at one point and then you need to measure a very low current a few seconds later.

I will do the cleaning put it back and see if it works, if not I will replace it with new one, if that doesn't work then it has to be the board, not so
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Cleaning it didn't help so after driving a zillion miles I bought a new one which didn't help either

I've ordered a new board so we will see how that works out.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:26 AM   #17
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Cleaning it didn't help so after driving a zillion miles I bought a new one which didn't help either

I've ordered a new board so we will see how that works out.
I would check to see if the termal couple is working. Sounds like it isn't.
When you have ignition it heats up the tube and puts pressure back to the regulator and says keep valve open.
If this doesn't work the regulator valve shuts down and doesn't allow propane to flow.

It is like the oven. You light it and it heats the thermocouple and allows the propane to ignite the full burner. If it doesn't work it shuts everyhting back down.

Let us know what you find out at the dealer.
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:20 AM   #18
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I can't really help, but I have a funny story for you ~ We used to have a fifth wheel with a fussy fridge. For whatever reason, after we were on the road a bit it would start working but only after jostling a bit. Over time we learned that shaking the trailer would also work. One time we had left the camper at a park for a month, so of course, the fridge quit cooling. One Saturday morning when we arrived to discover this I sent DH, DD, and DS out to stand on the bumper and jump for a while, You can imagine people's reactions. Finally this guy comes over and says "What are you doing?????" I'm sure it looked crazy to him but hey, it worked.

Good luck with the fridge ~ I know how frustrating that can be!
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:03 AM   #19
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Your sensor probe that produces the spark will ground out with the heat when the pilot lights, that is what stops the clicking sequence. Try to jumper out the limit in the stack and see if the burner will stay on. If it will stay on, then it is the limit if not then it is either the solenoid, or the board. The solenoid is held open by 12v off the board you could test that to see if you are getting 12v. You can not test the board. Also check to make sure your flew tube is not blocked.
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Check the position of the thermocouple. Ensure the tip is in the pilot light flame.
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