How do I get my gas fridge to ignite?

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  1. syranara

    syranara Read Only Funster

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    Sorry I know it sounds a stupid question - and we have had it working before - but we are doing our checks before going off on Sunday and can't get the fridge to ignite.

    The gas is switched on; the boiler is heating up; the gas fire works and we are turning the knob with the flame marks on it (for the fridge) and pressing in the ignition lighter - but nothing seems to happen. How can you tell if it is working? There must be something dumb we are forgetting :Blush:

    Any advice please? Our fridge is an Electrolux in a Dethleffs build. All original old fixtures. The fridge does work on mains or 12V.

    Thanks,

    Marion & Mick
     
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    Not a daft question...maybe a daft answer - have you taken the cover off the vent?
     
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    Yes cover is off, we just don't seem to be able to ignite it.

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    I'm sure someone will come up with a solution.

    Noone is as daft as I was cursing everything under the sun when I couldn't get the fire to light until I realised the damm cover was still on:Doh::Doh:

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    Are you pushing in the control knob ? You have to do this until it lights and then release after a few seconds when the thermocouple has heated enough to maintain the supply.

    I often find that it takes several minutes to ignite when it has not been used for a few weeks and the gas needs to bleed through.

    Alan
     
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    Yes pushing in the control knob but can't see any light - are you supposed to be able to see the flicker through the window inside the fridge or is it seen through the vent on the outside? Sorry stupid question but we haven't used it on gas properly before because we were on hook up.

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    Should be able to see the flame through the window, but you do have to bend down to be level wuth it (sorry if that sounds obvious, but another simple mistake I've made myself:Doh:)
     
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    when you push in the control and hold after a few clicks you should hear a small bang if gas is getting through.have you tried letting the control out a bit and clicking if not working try letting out a bit at a time till gas bangs .if this does not work how old is fridge and as it ever been serviced .
     
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    Will try all you've mentioned - going back outside for a moment where my OH is checking the pizo etc.

    Thanks.
     
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    Hooray, got it lighting ok now. OH removed the vent cover and cleaned up the pizo as it wasn't sparking. While in there removed all the dirt, dust etc that had accumulated. Sparking like a good'un now and remaining alight.

    Many thanks to all your quick replies. Looks like we're in business. :Laughing:
     
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