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Old 10-10-2015, 09:53 AM   #1
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Fridge lights briefly, flashes LP (after running stove) gas water heater lights loud

Just finished a week at the beach with my 09 27FB. This has been a recurring problem- the fridge lights briefly, then blows out and flashes LP. I have let the stove run for a long time prior, tried switching on and off, etc.

Also, this may have no correlation, but I have also noticed, when sitting outside by the trailer, the pilot for the gas water heater runs pretty loud. Almost like when a breeze hits the pilot but it's that sound constantly.

Could these two be related? Such as an overall weak supply of propane to both?

I bought this newer Airstream a few months ago. Prior owners didn't use often.

As always, thanks!
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Old 10-10-2015, 10:34 AM   #2
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2 things to check.

More than likely the flame is not hitting the thermocouple enough to show proof of flame. Check the flame and how it hits the probe when first turned on.

If the flame is good. Did you just change gas bottles? If so and the line to the trailer was not shut off by the change over valve, if equipped, you have air in the line and the frig can not bleed it because of the very small orifice. Just came in from doing mine after installing a new regulator and both lines were open to air. Had to crack the gas line at the frig to get gas.
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Old 10-10-2015, 10:46 AM   #3
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Also, this may have no correlation, but I have also noticed, when sitting outside by the trailer, the pilot for the gas water heater runs pretty loud. Almost like when a breeze hits the pilot but it's that sound constantly.
There is no pilot light on your water heater. It will be all direct spark ignition, that is the main flame is lighted directly from the electronic ignition. The sound you hear is the main flame of the water heater when it is burning.
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