Hymer S550 Hot Water Problem

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  1. Donkeykong15

    Donkeykong15

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    Hi
    I wonder if anybody can help me. I have recently bought a 1992 Hymer S550,with a Mercedes chassis.
    I am having difficulty working out how to use the hot water and fridge off the gas.
    I have put on the Trauma boiler, but both the red and green light come on at the same time. I also can't seem to turn on the fridge via gas.

    Am I missing something simple, such as turning the red handle at the front? I have contacted Hymer for an instructions manual, but would prefer to get hot water quicker than that as I am already on the road.

    Many thanks
     
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    Flamenca Funster Life Member

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    Have you checked that the gas valves on the manifold in the cupboard next to the 'fridge are open?
     
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    Yep they are all a horizontal position, which I'm guessing is on as the jobs are working.
     
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    Hi & welcome to Motorhome'fun'
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    If the fridge hasn't been used on gas for a long time (weeks or months) the gas pipe will be full of air. It may take a some time for the gas to come through and fill the pipe, because the fridge gas jet is quite small, not much bigger than a pilot light.
     
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    They will be on when the knobs are in line with the pipe, as in the handle runs the same way as the pipe.

    Martin
     
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    If they are not automatic you will need to press the knob in on the fridge while lighting it with the igniter switch, hold in until it warm the thermocouple for the gas valve and then you can release.

    A picture of the appliances might help.

    Martin
     
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