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Old 01-11-2013, 12:00 PM   #1
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Newbie question: Fridge is in "check" status

After being off for about a week, today, when we turned the fridge back on (gas, no electric hookup), the fridge indicated for a second that it was on the 'gas' setting, but then flipped to 'check'.

There's plenty of gas in the tanks, as the cooktop, furnace .. all work fine.

Is this normal?
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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Be sure the frig is turned on, check fuses, make sure "use battery" is on.



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Old 01-11-2013, 12:15 PM   #3
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It just takes a couple cycles to get the air out of the gas line between the tank and the fridge. To answer your question, it is completely normal, and unrelated to fuses or battery.
If the battery switch wasn't on, you wouldn't get the "check" light.
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Thanks!

After waiting 20 mins, the fridge switched to 'gas'. I guess it can take a while after being turned off for a while.
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Turning the gas off to any of the appliances can sometimes require several cycles to get it to light again. All normal, sometimes a pain.

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No, it Doesn't Take 20 Minutes

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After waiting 20 mins, the fridge switched to 'gas'. I guess it can take a while after being turned off for a while.
While you were waiting, nothing was happening inside the gas line. Had you recycled two or three times it would have taken 30 seconds to a minute at most.
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If the battery switch wasn't on, you wouldn't get the "check" light.
We wouldn't have thought of that until after we checked all the things I suggested.

I really should just stick with things like how to best utilize space, great one-dish meals on the road, etc.


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We wouldn't have thought of that until after we checked all the things I suggested.
I really should just stick with things like how to best utilize space, great one-dish meals on the road, etc.
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As I reread my post, it does sound a bit curt.
My intent was to suggest what goes through my mind as I diagnose a problem. Having encountered this with every travel trailer I've owned since 1976, it was too easy to pass up. I also wanted jornvango to know why he/or she could rule out 12 volt electrical as a part of the perceived problem. I hope none of us on this forum are ever made to feel like we can't chime in. I apologize.
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As I reread my post, it does sound a bit curt.
My intent was to suggest what goes through my mind as I diagnose a problem. Having encountered this with every travel trailer I've owned since 1976, it was too easy to pass up. I also wanted jornvango to know why he/or she could rule out 12 volt electrical as a part of the perceived problem. I hope none of us on this forum are ever made to feel like we can't chime in. I apologize.
Ohhh, please, don't apologize!

I wasn't offended one bit, just a bit chagrined at my own lack of knowledge.


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