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help with gas fridge

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by woodsmaster, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. woodsmaster

    woodsmaster Minister of Fire

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    I have a motor home with a gas / electric fridge. the electric side don't work so was hoping to get the gas side working. I cleaned the burner out and got it to light, but after it's burning a while it goes out. Any ideas on whats wrong ?

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  2. Corey

    Corey Minister of Fire

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    Bad thermocouple?
  3. 1kzwoman

    1kzwoman Feeling the Heat

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    What type of ignition? If direct spark a bad ground could cause both failures. Also there is a control board that may have poor contacts. What brand of fridge and age?
  4. woodsmaster

    woodsmaster Minister of Fire

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    It is a 51621 Silhouttte by Dometic. 1993 model... electronic ignition. After it lights, it has a nice blue flame but goes out in about 1 - 4 minutes. has a good spark to it.
  5. woodsmaster

    woodsmaster Minister of Fire

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    I messed with it a little more today. I'm thinking it must be a bad thermocouple. It lights for about 30 seconds then I hear a click and it shuts off. Guess I'll do a search and see if I can get one.
  6. woodsmaster

    woodsmaster Minister of Fire

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    It quits sparking after it lights so I dont Know for sure if that would be thermocouple or not.
  7. woodsmaster

    woodsmaster Minister of Fire

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    I found a manual online. Guess i need to get an ohm meter and check the thermostor
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  9. QuantityPewPew

    QuantityPewPew New Member

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    Yea thats the first thing that comes to mind. >> They do tend to ware out.

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