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Old 06-10-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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76 Tradewind Dometic LP Pilot Not Working

Spent some time looking for a previous post on this. Hopefully I'm not asking what's been answering dozens of times...

I have a Dometic Elec / LP fridge that works fine when plugged in. Tanks are full, I followed instructions (switch to gas, thermostat to 4, hold knob out for 15 seconds, try to light... I saw a couple of sparks, and the pilot actually lit for a few seconds once before going out. After a couple minutes trying, the ignitor ceased sparking. I attempted to unscrew it which apparently is not possible, as it came right out and seems to have messed up the spring mechanism...

So, here's my question. Is it possible to manually light the pilot? Replace the ignitor? What are my options here? I have no problem manually lighting it every time if that is possible. I just don't want to go shoving a flame near a gas jet without asking first....

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Hoping to hit the road in a week. Thanks!

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Old 06-10-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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If your refer has the controls inside the door at the bottom. Yes, you can light it manually thru the outside access panel.
Just flip the little door open on the lower right. Hold the red button up and light the burner with a BBQ lighter.
Rotate the little door to the left to gain access to the burner for lighting.
The refer must be level to function properly.

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Old 06-13-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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maybe I'm missing something, or maybe I'm just dumb.... But I opened the door on the passenger side of the trailer. The only door. I see no red button, or a little door with access to a burner. I have a dometic fridge. Is this information applicable to a dometic?

Going back out to check again. It's like 98 degrees here so maybe I've just got a brain sunburn..

THanks for the help
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:21 PM   #4
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The door you opened is what TG Twinkie described as the "outside access panel" but the "little door" is a metal cover on the protective heat shield on the back of your refrigerator itself. You have one more door to open before you can see the button.


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