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Old 08-19-2016, 01:45 PM   #11
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You've got it figured out. Good job!

The very old RV fridges had a pilot light as you thought and didn't require any power to run. The newer ones like ours, have to have 12 volt power to operate the electronics and the gas valve, as Herk pointed out.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:11 PM   #12
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You've got it figured out. Good job!

The very old RV fridges had a pilot light as you thought and didn't require any power to run. The newer ones like ours, have to have 12 volt power to operate the electronics and the gas valve, as Herk pointed out.
To test this our, 'borrow' a 12v battery from your riding lawnmower, ATV or some other toy.
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:13 PM   #13
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The gas is electronic ignition. If the controls are set at "auto" the gas will ignite and operate if the thermostat calls for it AND YOU ARE NOT PLUGGED IN AT YOUR SHORE LINE. If you have pre cooled the refrigerator on electric and you switch it over to gas it may not light immediately if the refrig. is cold enough inside. once it warms a bit inside and the thermostat calls for cooling the board will ignite the burner.
If the refrigerator is warm inside and you push the "gas" button the ignitor should light the burner. if not the check light will come on and you can try a restart. If you have gotten LP lately you may have a slug of air to clear through the line.
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:15 PM   #14
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My truck camper was a 2001. To run off gas, it had to be switched to gas mode, then you had to push and hold a button that allowed gas to go to the pilot, then you pushed an igniter button a bunch of times. There was a meter with a needle that would move from the left side to the right, ( green), and then you can let the gas button go. At that point the pilot is lit and the gas thermocouple allowed the pilot to stay lit. If you have that little meter with the needle that is how to do it. I don't remember the brand for sure, but I think it was a Dometic.
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:23 PM   #15
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I had a problem one time with gas/electric refrigerator. I had to light my stove first until flame. Then I tried the refrigerator on gas only and it worked. So I assume that there was air in the line. You might try your stove prior to using the refrigerator on gas. This should eliminate any air in gas line.
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