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Old 02-21-2006, 02:34 PM   #1
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How do I start refrigerator on propane

Hello Airstreamers,
my dometic refrigerator/freezer runs on LP or AC...both appear to be controlled at bottom of unit..previous owner showed me how to light pilot from outside ,behind the unit.Does anyoyne know this method?
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Old 02-21-2006, 03:19 PM   #2
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I think it takes two people one on the inside to press the button and one on the outside holding the lighter (match).
If you do a search there is someone that posted a battery operated replacment lighter that looked like it would be the very thing you need.

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Old 02-21-2006, 03:24 PM   #3
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Try this link to the electric lighter
http://www.channelproducts.com/

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Old 02-21-2006, 05:35 PM   #4
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here's how on my '72

hi- in my opinion it's just as easy to light the things up from the access panel in back, as from inside. Doesn't take 2 people, as you can easily push the pilot button from in back with one hand, a lit match in the other- You have to be back there anyway to flip the switch and turn on the gas, might as well light er up. -tim
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That's how I do it. There is a little cover (that I think was hand made) over the burner. I just hold up the lever, flip open the cover and light the burner. I hold the lever thing up for about 20 seconds then try to let it go. If the flame goes out I repeat the process again until it works. Done.

Ahhh the joys of owning a vintage unit!
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My 2 cents.

The fridge in my unit is electric ignition. After turning the gas on, I light a burner, it purges propane to that point and the fridge lights quicker.

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John,

Gotta love those modern units! We are going to upgrade to a modern Dometic for our trailer. The auto swap to propane will be a real treat!!
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