Talking about fridges ;-)

Apr 18, 2009
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Hymer B584, A Class
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Not long enough!
In my old Auto-sleeper the fridge had a little window so you could see if the gas was lite and working, on my Hymer there isn't one so how do I know when the gas is on and working?
 

funflair

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Dec 11, 2013
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You should be able to hear the gas outside at the lower vent and feel heat at the top vent right hand side.

If you take the lower vent off you should see the flame.
 

GJH

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It was the same in our Autoquest (Dometic RM4230). The Burstner has a RM627iL which has a ticking sound when the gas isn't lit. The rotary switch is held in until the ticking stops, which means the gas is lit. AFAIK if the gas goes out for some reason the ticking will start again.
 

Tootles

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Sep 14, 2013
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On ours, the light on the selector switch flashes orange if ignition hasn't occurred.
 
Nov 17, 2008
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Hymer B630 Star-Line
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The more recent models (like the one in your Hymer) have auto-re-ignition so if the gas goes out (unlikely) the system will re-light it. As others have said, when the flame is out, the igniter emits a constant ticking until the flame is re-lit. This works when the flame system is warm - that's why you have to hold in the temperature dial for about 15-20 seconds after the ticking stops when first lighting the gas from cold. Once the burner is hot, the auto-shut-off will stay open to allow the gas to continue flowing.
Normally when lighting manually, you can hear a soft 'pop' when the gas ignites, then the ticking stops and you hold in the temp dial as above. If at any point (when set to gas) you hear ticking, the flame has extinguished (and failed to re-light automatically).
 
Jan 31, 2013
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Nottingham
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Hymer Starline 680
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Since 2011, previously a tugger
We have a Hymer with Electrolux Fridge and auto-ignition. Often on gas, the fridge will ignite but the auto igniter will keep on ticking away! Sometimes it will stop after a while. It can be fine for ages and then will do it! I've noticed that if I drive a short distance with the fridge lit it stops!! Any ideas? Dave
 
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wizzer59
Apr 18, 2009
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Hymer B584, A Class
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Not long enough!
Sorry for late reply but thanks guys. Have used it for the first time this weekend and is as you all say but still miss the little window:( but lovin the sizable freezer box(y)

But the selector dial is realy hard to turn, are they all like that??
 
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