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Old 06-23-2014, 12:16 PM   #1
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Frig question

I just had my RV in the shop for a few more warranty items.....the main being the frig was not working at all. I get it back and take it out for an over nighted just to check things out....of course I had it plugged in to ramp down the temp and that worked fine and it somewhat held until I got to my location but what I did not know was that the propane did not kick on. I plugged it in the freezer got down to minus 11 and the frig held at 32....we finally noticed it at home that the temp rose quite a bit......when in auto or just propane.....I get a distinct click as in the striker but the burner does not light....any thoughts.....I can live with it until after the holiday weekend on AC, using the generator during transport but does anyone have any thoughts before I take it back in??

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Old 06-23-2014, 12:19 PM   #2
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Air in the line? "It happens"
Propane tank for sure is full? "don't assume"
Tank valve was turned on? And then turned on veeeeery slowly?
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:23 PM   #3
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....yes 3/4 full of propane....valve is wide open....burners on the stove work just fine. As far as air in that like....the only thing the book says to do is to keep turning the frig on and off to purge it....did that several times but still I get no ignition and the nasty check light.

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Checked fuses on outside circuit board?
Possible bad fuel solenoid?
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:58 PM   #5
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I would think that with a distinct click power is getting to the striker and the fuse should be good but I have no clue about the solenoid.

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Old 06-23-2014, 07:11 PM   #6
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Problem solved....

What had happened was that from the dealer and either it was not tightened properly or it just fell out due to vibration, the screw that held the electrode the proper distance from the burner to light it was missing allowing the electrode to fall on to the metal surface of the can grounding the spark out.

Always appreciate the help.....as nice and as much pleasure and these homes on wheels can give you....they are all but a bucket of bolts.

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I would think that with a distinct click power is getting to the striker and the fuse should be good but I have no clue about the solenoid.

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If the propane solenoid is "hot enough to fry eggs" its open. If its cold it isn't.
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