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Old 11-06-2009, 10:54 PM   #15
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Our Frige is electric and Propane driven...We were really surprised that the propane part of it worked. Down below- a toggle switch and a gas line valve switch...with a long 'contraption' That has a flint inside it, and if you get it in there right, you twitch/flick it while holding down the pea sized red button...then you hear FOOOM! and hold button some more then let off. If the gas part of your refrigerator works, then you lucked out. But good luck getting it all together---all the others are right, and once you do get something figured out and fixed-it will last a long long time.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:37 AM   #16
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WELCOME POE
From another ole person. Just stay tuned here and please remember "THE ONLY STUPID QUESTION" is the one U DONT ASK.
There is a wealth of info here from those who have BEEN THERE,DONE THAT. Use the search features when possible.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:07 PM   #17
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Roger, the person who helped me regarding the stove

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Yes you hit it on the head - I have absolutely no knowledge about that ammonia absorptioner) stove in my AS. Its a Dometic gas-electric.
The electric doesnt work (turn off gas line & turn on electric switch and put thermostat on 4), hmm, don't know if I turned the other black dial to 0 or not. running out to check. Didn't matter. Doesn't work. At any rate, same goes for the gas side - electric off, black dial to 4, gas on, hold pilot button in, make sparks with igniter and nothing happens. its alot like the main heater on the other side of the AS - hold pilot in light match - nothing happens. If the 4 burner gas stove didn't work so well I'd be sure there was a gas turnoff valve I missed somewhere.
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:29 PM   #18
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poe,

Don't have my service manual at hand just now, but EVERY gas device in an AS has its own shut-off valve, usually in a fairly obvious place, but also sometimes on the underside of the trailer.

Would suggest you find the one for the refer before going any further...
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:28 PM   #19
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yup, keep tryin stuff.

Never could get the main heater pilot to work (days of trying), so finally just blasted it with butane torch and keep pilot valve down and it worked!!
Same treatment never revived the refrig tho so I'm poised to rip it out and install new 110 v electric unit from Loews (for $175.). Thanks for your commentary & spirit.
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:44 PM   #20
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Success with main heater pilot - so Poe 14 - Air Stream Problems 42

Wild, never did find another shutoff valve for the main heater, but followed my brothers (Navy Jet Chief Mechanic) advice and blasted the pilot with Butane torch and it burned off and kicked into action - I NOW HAVE HEAT!! You just gotta try it all. And many thanks for your thoughts and time.
The same procedure did NOT work however on the dam refrig!! But that is not quite as important here in the northcountry !! !! Hey thanks for your information from your experience & perspective.
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poe,

Don't have my service manual at hand just now, but EVERY gas device in an AS has its own shut-off valve, usually in a fairly obvious place, but also sometimes on the underside of the trailer.

Would suggest you find the one for the refer before going any further...
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