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Date:         Wed, 18 May 2005 19:35:33 -0400
Reply-To:     Kim Brennan <kimbrennan@MAC.COM>
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From:         Kim Brennan <kimbrennan@MAC.COM>
Subject:      Re: question before I remove the fridge
Comments: To: Harold Teer <teer.vanagon@GMAIL.COM>
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You may have a bad contact to your igniter, or other similar issues. You'll need to pull the fridge to work on it.

The igniter is the device that causes the flashing bulb (and causes sparks in the combusion chamber). I had a problem similar to your (light would come on but not flash.) When I pulled the wire to the igniter and put it back on, everything was happy again....

But since you have to pull the fridge to work on it, you might take the time to clean the combustion chamber too.

On May 18, 2005, at 12:48 PM, Harold Teer wrote:

> For the 9 years I have owned my van, I have been able to light the > fridge > with minimal difficulty. I am now having a problem and need some > advice. > > Before, when lighting the fridge, I would follow the directions and > when I > pushed the button for gas mode, the light would flicker, I would hold > down > the "flame failure safety device" and pump like crazy until the light > quit > flashing and I would have an operating fridge. Now, when I push the > button > for gas mode, the light comes on but does not flicker. Thus, it acts > as if > the fridge is lite when in fact it is not. Any idea what might be > wrong or > what is happening. > > The fridge works on AC, I had it on all day yesterday and it cooled > fine. I > have propane because both the stove and the Propex heater work. > > Thanks for any advice. > > Harold > -- > Harold Teer > Harrisonburg, VA > 1991 Westy

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