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Dometic fridge won't stay lit
« on: June 13, 2007, 11:01:52 PM »
Hi folks-

I bought a 2001 Viking 1906 pop-up camper and took it out for a trip last week.  Worked great all around, but for the fridge.  The 3-way Dometic cooled well when the propane was running, but my problem was keeping the propane lit.  For starters, the piezo igniter doesn't work at all - no biggie, I just used a BIC lighter.  I could light it and it'd stay lit for 5-10 minutes, or sometimes hours, but eventually it'd go out.  It's not due to wind or drafts - this happened even with completely calm weather.  I suspect what's happening is that the safety feature that trips the propane valve when the pilot goes out is too sensitive.  Sometimes it lights right away, other times it takes a bunch of tries before it stays lit.  Any advice on where I start to fix this?  Or is professional help warranted?


P.S.  I should mention that the other propane appliances (stove and heater) work just fine. 
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