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Old 02-27-2016, 03:15 PM   #1
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Help. Stove burner does not light on

Hi my air friends.

I have a 2 years old 16' Bambi. The stove burner is always hard to light on. Sometimes we have to try like half an hour to get it on. We only use the trailer 3-4 times a year for weekend 2-3 days trip. We have only used it less than 10 times since got it.

Today I de-winterized the trailer. Everything is working including hot air fan, hot water heater. Just the stove burner does not light on no mater how many times I tried the starter. I also used a lighter to try to start it, still not working.

Any advise is much appreciated.

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Old 02-27-2016, 03:21 PM   #2
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Do any of the burners work? Is there a valve in the line going to the stove? Can you put a pressure gauge on the main propane lin , it should read 11" water column. If it does' you could have a bad regulator. Last suggestion is turn off the tanks, disconnect the propane line where it goes into the stove, use 2 people one to open the tank the second to listen, feel and smell for gas, put a gauge on the line where it enters the stove. 11" WC? Yes, the problem is in the stove No, the problem is in the line. Turn off the tank quickly and make sure there are no ignition sources. It is not uncommon after changing tanks to have air in the line which will take a few minutes to bleed off.

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If it's only one burner, it could be a spider or bug made a home in the orifice over the winter. Take the burners apart and clean or blow them out, then put back together and try again.

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