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Old 06-09-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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Unhappy Lighting pilot propane refrigerator

I find it very frustrating trying to see if the pilot to the propane refrigerator has lit.

This is especially true in bright light. The shield hides the flame and the hole to look trough is not in front of the flame. I have tried wearing dark sun glasses, and even putting something over me to make it darker, but thatís not much help. ( Not to mention how goofy I must look )

I think that often it lights on the first attempt but I canít tell. When itís dark I can see the light and know that it almost always starts on the first attempt, so long as the line has been purged of air.

I bet many of you have solved this problem and would love to hear what you do.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:30 AM   #2
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I put my ear up close to the vent and listen. You can hear the clicking, and then when the fridge lights, there is a slight "roar".
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Try this, save the cardboard from a roll of paper towels and look through it at your pilot orifice. Unless you wear bifocals it should work.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:15 AM   #4
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Try this, save the cardboard from a roll of paper towels and look through it at your pilot orifice. Unless you wear bifocals it should work.
Thanks I will give that a try...
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:49 AM   #5
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Usually if it doesnt light the check light comes on
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I've not heard about a check light. I don't think my unit has one. Would it be inside the camper or in the fridge's wiring and controls area under the removable panels outside?
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I put my ear up close to the vent and listen. You can hear the clicking, and then when the fridge lights, there is a slight "roar".
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I've not heard about a check light. I don't think my unit has one. Would it be inside the camper or in the fridge's wiring and controls area under the removable panels outside?
Most check lights are above the freezer door, next to the toggle switch that controls the gas or electric selection. If the fridge fails to light the bulb will illuminate.
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Most check lights are above the freezer door, next to the toggle switch that controls the gas or electric selection. If the fridge fails to light the bulb will illuminate.
Ah, there's the difference, then. My small folddown has no freezer on its refrigerator, and no indicator lights. You most likely have a much more comfortable larger unit.
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Still, freezer or not, you should have some sort of indicator. Having said that, the ear to the burner works well, and the cardboard tube is a slick trick that should serve the purpose.
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