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    If there is a Band Q equivalent nearby or gas supplier look for the name fagor ,they will do a generic thermocouple looks like this minus the round bit

    morco.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by channa View Post
    If there is a Band Q equivalent nearby or gas supplier look for the name fagor ,they will do a generic thermocouple looks like this minus the round bit

    morco.jpg

    Channa
    Blair says the tip on ours is white porcelain. We are going to ask Seyla Motorhomes in the morning if they can come up with any answers. We might just have to leave it until we get back to the UK though. We do appreciate everyone trying to help, he is avidly scouring the Internet to see what he can come up with. He's a mechanic and can fix most things, but a gas engineer he is not!
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    Most times the issue with a fridge not working on gas is the jet being blocked and/or the flue being in need of a clean.

    Do not do anything till this basic servicing has been done.

    Blair should be more than capable of removing the burner and cleaning the jet. The jet must not be cleaned by inserting anything into it. Use a solvent of some type and blow compressed air through it.

    The flue can be cleaned by carefully drawing something through it e.g. a small piece of rag on a length of string. Be aware that there may be a baffle suspended in the flue towards the top. This slows the rate of heat flow and makes the fridge more efficient.

    I'm sure you will find information on the internet detailing how to remove the burner assembly.

    This may assist:

    YouTube
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    Similar happened to our 7000 series fridge a while ago...selected gas, it appeared to light, then quickly went out and the 'not lit' LED flashed on the panel. Turned out to be a simple fix..the gas valve at the rear of the fridge (accessible through lower fridge vent) had 'stuck', and required a sharp tap with a hammer! All then worked as it should.

    Worth trying...

    Allen
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    We had the same problem with our old van fridge, And like mentioned above it was found to be a fault/dirty thermocouple. We managed to clean up the tip of the thermocouple with a kitchen scrounging pad which cured the fault.
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    flame strength

    we had a similar problem when away at new year.

    The burner lit but the thermocoupler kept cutting out.

    I stripped the burner down and found rust and dust had fallen into it. I blew out the jet and burner and the bigger flame was enough to heat the thermocoupler so it stayed on.

    Might be worth trying or at least having a look at the burner when trying to light
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    The gas control valve IS ONLY for the fridge

    Quote Originally Posted by luv2travel View Post
    Thanks jagmanx, all of our stove burners work great, so that is probably not our problem. Unfortunately unless someone can diagnose what the problem is, you can end up spending a fortune on parts and them not being the right ones. That's why we went to a repair place today, but alas, we still ended up paying a bill and came away without a fix. I have checked out the Dometic Service Centres but they are few and far between over here. There is one in Antequera or one in Alicante, we cannot speak Spanish so it would be useless to try and call them on the phone and unless we drive there we won't know if they can fix the fridge or not and both are quite a drive.
    is ONLY for the fridge..
    To get at it and take the photo I removed the lower vent on the outside of the van.
    Removing the vent gives access to the burner and thermocouple and valve.
    Yes the thermocouple is needed to operate the valve but if either is not working no gas (to the fridge)
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    Quote Originally Posted by POI Admin View Post
    Most times the issue with a fridge not working on gas is the jet being blocked and/or the flue being in need of a clean.

    Do not do anything till this basic servicing has been done.

    Blair should be more than capable of removing the burner and cleaning the jet. The jet must not be cleaned by inserting anything into it. Use a solvent of some type and blow compressed air through it.

    The flue can be cleaned by carefully drawing something through it e.g. a small piece of rag on a length of string. Be aware that there may be a baffle suspended in the flue towards the top. This slows the rate of heat flow and makes the fridge more efficient.

    I'm sure you will find information on the internet detailing how to remove the burner assembly.

    This may assist:

    YouTube
    Hi Chris, thanks for your reply. Blair had already cleaned the flue and the jet, but unfortunately that did not cure the problem. After he did this that is when we took it to the repair guy. That guy did exactly what Blair had done and charged us for the privilege of doing it. He then tried replacing the circuit board assembly thingy the control for the knob, but that wasn't the problem either. We are just waiting until this Seyla Motorhomes open this morning and going to ask if they can shed any light on this problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wints View Post
    Similar happened to our 7000 series fridge a while ago...selected gas, it appeared to light, then quickly went out and the 'not lit' LED flashed on the panel. Turned out to be a simple fix..the gas valve at the rear of the fridge (accessible through lower fridge vent) had 'stuck', and required a sharp tap with a hammer! All then worked as it should.

    Worth trying...

    Allen
    Thanks for your reply Allen, before we go into Seyla Motorhomes this morning Blair is going to give your suggestion a try.
    What goes around, comes around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forresbroons View Post
    We had the same problem with our old van fridge, And like mentioned above it was found to be a fault/dirty thermocouple. We managed to clean up the tip of the thermocouple with a kitchen scrounging pad which cured the fault.
    Thanks for your reply Keith. Before we go into Seyla Motorhomes this morning, Blair will have a look at the thermocouple and clean it and we will see if that is the problem. He is trying all suggestions to try and fix it himself before having to go back to a repair person.
    What goes around, comes around.

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