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Old 09-07-2015, 10:45 PM   #11
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TimVWulp, t's done this since we got the trailer. It will work for a while, and then just go out. We will have to check out the distance between the thermocouple and the pilot flame, as pops p suggested. If that doesn't work, we'll try replacing the thermocouple. Thank you both for your help!
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:00 AM   #12
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TimVWulp, t's done this since we got the trailer. It will work for a while, and then just go out. We will have to check out the distance between the thermocouple and the pilot flame, as pops p suggested. If that doesn't work, we'll try replacing the thermocouple. Thank you both for your help!
The Pilot flame should be in contact with the last 1/3 of the thermocouple. If you have a multi voltage meter that can read mill volts. The thermocouple should be making 30 mill volts. You can read this by unscrewing the thermocouple from the gas valve. Measure the voltage at the bottom end that you put in the gas valve and the side that goes in the gas valve. The pilot will have to be burning and flame in contact with the thermocouple for 1 minute before you take reading. If the voltage falls below 25 mill volts it is no good.

Hope this helps Tim
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:35 AM   #13
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Okay, I'll have to have my husband check that out the next time we get out to our camper. Thanks for your help, Tim!
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