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Old 07-02-2019, 10:15 AM   #1
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Rock wood 2280BHESP - Fridge Question

Iíve had this PUP for almost two years now and have never been able to get my fridge to run on propane. Does anybody have pointers as how to light it? I know there is gas and a nice puff of flame comes out when I put a match in the site hole but nothing else. Tips and tricks are greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-02-2019, 10:18 AM   #2
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It may take several attempts to get it lighted. Keep trying. Eventually, it will go.
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It may take several attempts to get it lighted. Keep trying. Eventually, it will go.


Iíve tried it several times and no luck. It does operate fine when on electric.
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Is there a piezo starter or are you using a match?
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Is there a piezo starter or are you using a match?


Iím assuming piezo(push down and creates a spark)
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Iím assuming piezo(push down and creates a spark)
I know when I go to light mine, I have to hit the starter many times to get it lit. I can not see the flame thru the site hole so I just feel the "chimney" to feel if it is getting warm. If it is, then it is lit. I very seldom use electricity unless I am plugged in. Really kills the battery.
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I know when I go to light mine, I have to hit the starter many times to get it lit. I can not see the flame thru the site hole so I just feel the "chimney" to feel if it is getting warm. If it is, then it is lit. I very seldom use electricity unless I am plugged in. Really kills the battery.


How many times do you hit the starter? Iíve hit it a good 5-6 times and doesnít appear to light. Didnít feel the flue pipe though
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Here is how I would always start the fridge in my PUP.

Simultaneously, push down and turn the gas valve to the "start" position. Hold down for a couple of seconds. While holding the valve down and in that position start hitting the starter button rapidly (every second or so) and continue to do so until you hear the "puff" followed by the sound of the flame burning. If you don't hear that continue to push the button over and over until you do. You may get several Puffs and even at times flames that shoot out of the top of the fridge vent so stand back a bit (or duck down under the top of the fridge vent). Continue to hold the knob in that position for 30-60 seconds after the flame has started. After that, you can release the knob and turn it to the high position.

You can see the flame but it's really difficult during the day. Sometimes there is a little door to make it easier to see.

Note: I mentioned the shooting flames because I had it happen a handful of times over the probably 10 years I owned the camper. Just stay out of the way and you'll be fine. I was never in danger of injury although I could see it happening if I wasn't careful.
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How many times do you hit the starter? Iíve hit it a good 5-6 times and doesnít appear to light. Didnít feel the flue pipe though
Dozens of times. Sometimes more. Keep pushing it over and over.

It'll start. Keep going. If you need a break, shut off the gas first.
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I bought a 2016 228D not long ago. It was used and a bit tougher to start the gas on the fridge than I thought it would be. To light I had to turn the gas to high(make sure other power sources are off), hold the gas button down and press the ignitor repeatedly. It would puff and then go out sometimes, or puff once and stay lit.

As suggested the flame is hard to see in the daytime so an alternative is touch the chimney carefully to see if its burning.

One thing that has been "glossed over" I think is holding that button even after the puff and you know its lit. You are ensuring the gas flows with that while a safety element is heated up. The safety device keeps gas flowing so long as there is heat. No heat, no gas flow. You have to hold the button in (down) long enough for that safety device to be warmed up before letting go.
For me its between 5 and 10 seconds.
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