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No gas ignition on Thetford 'frige


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Old August 13th 05, 02:04 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default No gas ignition on Thetford 'frige

Just been out on a weekks caravanning and fitst time so long with no
electric hookup.
Had 'fridge working ok for first part of week. Out one day came back to find
gas cylinder was empty, put full one on, gas ignighter would not work, any
ideas?
Checked 'fridge 15amp fuse and Ignition 5amp fuse both OK.
Thanks.
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David

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Old August 13th 05, 02:59 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default No gas ignition on Thetford 'frige

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From: "David"
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Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2005 3:04 PM
Subject: No gas ignition on Thetford 'frige


Just been out on a weekks caravanning and fitst time so long with no
electric hookup.
Had 'fridge working ok for first part of week. Out one day came back to

find
gas cylinder was empty, put full one on, gas ignighter would not work, any
ideas?
Checked 'fridge 15amp fuse and Ignition 5amp fuse both OK.


Have you bled the system of gas? Check the cooker and heating light, then
try the fridge, may have to try quite a few times before it will ignite,
that's assuming you can see the igniter sparking.


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Old August 13th 05, 02:59 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default No gas ignition on Thetford 'frige

----- Original Message -----
From: "David"
Newsgroups: uk.rec.caravanning
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2005 3:04 PM
Subject: No gas ignition on Thetford 'frige


Just been out on a weekks caravanning and fitst time so long with no
electric hookup.
Had 'fridge working ok for first part of week. Out one day came back to

find
gas cylinder was empty, put full one on, gas ignighter would not work, any
ideas?
Checked 'fridge 15amp fuse and Ignition 5amp fuse both OK.


Have you bled the system of gas? Check the cooker and heating light, then
try the fridge, may have to try quite a few times before it will ignite,
that's assuming you can see the igniter sparking.


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Old August 13th 05, 04:53 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default No gas ignition on Thetford 'frige


"clive" wrote in message
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Have you bled the system of gas? Check the cooker and heating light, then
try the fridge, may have to try quite a few times before it will ignite,
that's assuming you can see the igniter sparking.



Yes, water, fire and cooking ok.
Auto ignighter is not giveing its ticking noise.
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David

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Old August 13th 05, 04:53 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"clive" wrote in message
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Have you bled the system of gas? Check the cooker and heating light, then
try the fridge, may have to try quite a few times before it will ignite,
that's assuming you can see the igniter sparking.



Yes, water, fire and cooking ok.
Auto ignighter is not giveing its ticking noise.
--
Regards,
David

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Old August 13th 05, 05:54 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default No gas ignition on Thetford 'frige

In message , David
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"clive" wrote in message
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Have you bled the system of gas? Check the cooker and heating light, then
try the fridge, may have to try quite a few times before it will ignite,
that's assuming you can see the igniter sparking.



Yes, water, fire and cooking ok.
Auto ignighter is not giveing its ticking noise.

The ignitor runs off a separate 12v feed from the 'van battery. If your
other 12v appliances are working okay, then this is most likely a blown
fuse somewhere.

If you have a multimeter, do a continuity check on the 'ignition' fuse -
they can look good even when they're blown. If that checks out okay,
then see if you can get 12v on one of the fuse socket's pins (with
reference to a known ground and with the fuse removed.) If you can,
then it looks like there's a problem with the fridge or the wiring
directly to it. If not, another fuse 'upstream' has probably blown, and
you need to find that.

If possible, you could also check the voltage on the fuse with the fuse
in place while the ignition switch is on. If there's a poor connection
further down the line, the voltage could be dropping under load when the
ignitor tries to fire.
--
David Thornber
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Old August 13th 05, 05:54 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default No gas ignition on Thetford 'frige

In message , David
writes

"clive" wrote in message
...


Have you bled the system of gas? Check the cooker and heating light, then
try the fridge, may have to try quite a few times before it will ignite,
that's assuming you can see the igniter sparking.



Yes, water, fire and cooking ok.
Auto ignighter is not giveing its ticking noise.

The ignitor runs off a separate 12v feed from the 'van battery. If your
other 12v appliances are working okay, then this is most likely a blown
fuse somewhere.

If you have a multimeter, do a continuity check on the 'ignition' fuse -
they can look good even when they're blown. If that checks out okay,
then see if you can get 12v on one of the fuse socket's pins (with
reference to a known ground and with the fuse removed.) If you can,
then it looks like there's a problem with the fridge or the wiring
directly to it. If not, another fuse 'upstream' has probably blown, and
you need to find that.

If possible, you could also check the voltage on the fuse with the fuse
in place while the ignition switch is on. If there's a poor connection
further down the line, the voltage could be dropping under load when the
ignitor tries to fire.
--
David Thornber
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Old August 13th 05, 06:02 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default No gas ignition on Thetford 'frige

I had this on an Electrolux fridge and it turned out that the ignition
box was faulty. My local caravan parts supplier sold (at
considerable expense) a replacement ignitor unit which is a sealed
unit.

Having removed my original ignitor unit ready to replace it with the
new one, I discovered that not only was the original unit not sealed
but that a spade connector had become loose - all it needed was a
quick soldering job and it was still working when I sold the 'van
years later.

Might be worth checking ?

On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 14:04:36 GMT, poking away at the keyboard, "David"
wrote:

Just been out on a weekks caravanning and fitst time so long with no
electric hookup.
Had 'fridge working ok for first part of week. Out one day came back to find
gas cylinder was empty, put full one on, gas ignighter would not work, any
ideas?
Checked 'fridge 15amp fuse and Ignition 5amp fuse both OK.
Thanks.

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Old August 13th 05, 06:02 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Aitch
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Posts: 7
Default No gas ignition on Thetford 'frige

I had this on an Electrolux fridge and it turned out that the ignition
box was faulty. My local caravan parts supplier sold (at
considerable expense) a replacement ignitor unit which is a sealed
unit.

Having removed my original ignitor unit ready to replace it with the
new one, I discovered that not only was the original unit not sealed
but that a spade connector had become loose - all it needed was a
quick soldering job and it was still working when I sold the 'van
years later.

Might be worth checking ?

On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 14:04:36 GMT, poking away at the keyboard, "David"
wrote:

Just been out on a weekks caravanning and fitst time so long with no
electric hookup.
Had 'fridge working ok for first part of week. Out one day came back to find
gas cylinder was empty, put full one on, gas ignighter would not work, any
ideas?
Checked 'fridge 15amp fuse and Ignition 5amp fuse both OK.
Thanks.

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Old August 13th 05, 06:28 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David
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Default No gas ignition on Thetford 'frige


"David Thornber" wrote in message news:
The ignitor runs off a separate 12v feed from the 'van battery. If your
other 12v appliances are working okay, then this is most likely a blown
fuse somewhere.

If you have a multimeter, do a continuity check on the 'ignition' fuse -
they can look good even when they're blown. If that checks out okay, then
see if you can get 12v on one of the fuse socket's pins (with reference to
a known ground and with the fuse removed.) If you can, then it looks like
there's a problem with the fridge or the wiring directly to it. If not,
another fuse 'upstream' has probably blown, and you need to find that.

If possible, you could also check the voltage on the fuse with the fuse in
place while the ignition switch is on. If there's a poor connection
further down the line, the voltage could be dropping under load when the
ignitor tries to fire.
--


It is a 2003 Bailey caravan and it has a a about 10 fuses on a fuse unit.
15 amp marked Fridge and 5 amp marked Ignition.
Both viual Ok and meter OK, also have substituted.
With the 5 amp out the ignition on the cooker and hob cease to opperate.
Anyone able to confirm if the fridge ignition will be on the 5 amp or 15
amp.
I assume the 15 amp could well be the supply from car when towing.
I will carry the other wireing tests you mention.
Dealer wishes to change Igniter Module, I'm not sure if it will be a
warranty job.
--
Regards,
David

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