Please Can Someone Who Knows This Fridge Help Us...

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  1. JJ

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    Okay...

    I am a Rufty Tufty Offsite Motorhomer who knows EVERYTHING about van equipment PRE 1988.

    My Princess's Hymer has a fridge from 1991 and has a different system to light the the gas on the fridge.

    I don't know how to do it.

    I don't know which way to turn for max or min.

    I hold the knob pushed in to start the gas flowing and switch on the sparky thingy switch and if the knob is with "0" to the right it flashes a light and clicking happens...

    but so far there has been no sign the gas actually lights and the outside vent hasn't warmed up to indicate the flame is burning.

    Please can some one tell me what the lighting procedure is...

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    Of course on a proper Hymer with a piezo button push ignition and a little internal window where you can actually see the flame it is straight forward.

    Improvement? I don't think so Mister...

    Thanks in advance.


    JJ :Cool:

    PS. The gas is turned on... There is gas in the bottle...
     
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    Hi JJ, you could have air in the system ..... try lighting a gas hob first then try again.
     
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    Turn the knob to max and hold it in whilst switching the igniter. Its lit when the igniter stops flashing. Make sure the internal gas valve is in the open position. It will quite posibly have air in the system and you will have to try a few times to bleed it.
     
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    Oh oh, looks like you've bought a pig in a poke there JJ:Wink:
     
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    It's a different model to the fridge on our van but the description is of a similar lighting procedure.

    On ours the clicking is the piezo igniter trying to light the gas and the indication of it being lit is that the clicking and flashing light ceases. So, could it be that, even though there is gas at the bottle it is not getting through. Is there an in-line gas tap that needs turning on (or off and then on)?

    If you know the fridge model number somebody may have a manual.
     
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    Check that you have the gas turned on at the manifold usually in the kitchen cupboard
     
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    Thanks all... sorry for duplicate post... fridge now working well on gas...


    JJ :Cool:
     
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