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Old 04-30-2008, 07:25 PM   #1
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Bad Igniter?

Hello,

It seems that the igniter on our refrigerator has quit working. I can light the LP by hand. It will remain lit until the refrigerator cools. Then the gas automatically turns off like it should. I have to repeat the cycle each time.

Does anyone have thoughts on this? I called the dealer's maintenance department and left a message. I'm assuming it's the igniter. I've check for loose electrical connections and shorts. The wiring is all in good order.

Thanks,
David
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:53 PM   #2
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Smile Hi,

Check for dirt and the gap on the igniter. Does it even try to fire? You can here it arking when it fires.
Russell in warm and sunny Tucson Az.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:09 AM   #3
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Hi Russell,

We're heading to Tuscon with the airstream in two weeks for a wedding...

No, it doesn't try to fire. I've had my wife run the controls on the refrigerator while I watch.

The first thing I did was check the gap per the manual that came with the unit. Everthing is clean as well. I've traced all wiring back to their terminals. The connections are all tight, and none of the wires are chaffing. If it's not the igniter, I wonder if it's the control module? I want to try a new igniter first.

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Old 05-01-2008, 09:41 AM   #4
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Smile Hi

Tucson is a bad place to come for a wedding. I came here three yeras ago and bought a house. We left California for good. Where are you planing to stay with your trailer. There is a great campground on Kenney Ave. not far far from Old Tucson studio and the Desert museum. The name of the place is Western Way.
Regards From Russell from Tucson Az.
P.S. We live about a mile from it.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:29 PM   #5
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Hi Russell,

What part of CA were you living in before Tucson?

Here's where we have made a reservation. Do you know anything about it? We're open to suggestions as we can still cancel our reservation here.

Adventure Bound Camping Resorts - Tucson AZ
10195 South Houghton Road,
Tucson, Arizona

The wedding is on the east side of town at

Saguaro Buttes Community Church
5825 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson

We picked the campground purely for its proximity to the wedding location and because we're under 55 years old and they'll let us in.

Like I said, we're open to suggestions. Who knows, we may run into you!

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Hello,

It seems that the igniter on our refrigerator has quit working. I can light the LP by hand. It will remain lit until the refrigerator cools. Then the gas automatically turns off like it should. I have to repeat the cycle each time.

Does anyone have thoughts on this? I called the dealer's maintenance department and left a message. I'm assuming it's the igniter. I've check for loose electrical connections and shorts. The wiring is all in good order.

Thanks,
David
David,

What is the model of your Dometic refer? From your description, it sounds like the lower control board. Are you getting any 'clicking' sound when you put it to LP and try to operate it, or is it just silent?

There is also the possibility that it is just the 5 amp DC fuse. Remove the black cover for the control board and you should see 2 fuses: The glass type on the lower left is for the AC operation and the ATO type automotive fuse in the center is for the DC/LP operation. It might be as simple as the fuse.

If not, you should have it checked by any authorized Dometic service center.
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Hi,

I was offline for a few days...

Thanks for the advice. The unit is model number RM2662, and product # 921 14 41-34.

I don't hear any clicking, but I do hear the gas running. I'll check the fuse.
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