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Old 03-28-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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LP Heater and Fridge help

I'm trying to light the pilot on my Suburban heater in a 72 tradewind and I got nothing.
I've got gas to my stove, and the valve to the heater is on, but I don't smell any gas around the heater and no flame. Is there something I'm missing or not doing? Or is there a problem with the unit? Has far as the fridge goes I followed the lighting instructions but when I turn the "flint" it just spins with no resistance. It also moves in and out. Is it broken? Is there a way to take it out and look to see if its broken or needs a new flint?

Thanks for the help


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Old 03-28-2010, 07:18 PM   #2
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I can't help you with the fridge but here's a link to the Suburban manual that may be of assistance.

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Old 03-28-2010, 07:30 PM   #3
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Sounds like you need a flint in the fridge. In my Trade Wind, I found that device to be difficult to use. I just stuck one of those long BBQ butane lighters back to the burner and lit it that way.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:40 PM   #4
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On the heater, you have to hold the button down while lighting the pilot.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:50 PM   #5
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Dealing with the repairs on those appliances may prove to be an exercise in frustration. In the mean time,use an ice chest cooler and a space heater. They never brake.
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