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Oven pilot light, refrigerator
« on: February 26, 2020, 08:36:18 PM »
New to us 2010 Winnebago Vista 26p class A , first time out. Amana cooktop burners lit and continue to work. The auto striker appears to have stopped working. We lit the oven pilot light  then the oven burner then turned it completely  off. Hours later the pilot light will not stay lit nor will the oven burner light. Several tries. 
 The Norcold fridge lit on gas 2nd try but hours later the lights flash indicating the gas flame is out. This occurs whether set to Auto or Gas.
Gas water heater and furnace work.
As far as I know the tank regulator is the original.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Oven pilot light, refrigerator
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 09:17:53 PM »
As far as the oven, while holding the knob in on pilot, you have to leave it pushed in sometimes for 30 seconds or longer. When you release the knob, keep your eye on the pilot light. If it starts to go out, push the knob in again to keep the flame lit. It may take 2 or 3 tries.
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Re: Oven pilot light, refrigerator
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 10:41:44 PM »
I would venture a guess your out of gas.


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Re: Oven pilot light, refrigerator
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 05:36:21 AM »
On our Magic Chef cooktop, the sparker knob has a "wire" coming out the back of it, going to the central "pilot" area .  Sometimes this wire backs out of the connector on the back of the knob, and then the sparker doesn't work.  Try lifting the cook top so you can access the back of the knob and pushing the "wire" back into the sparker.
This is unrelated to any propane issues, as when it doesn't work, you can still hear and smell propane at the burner and light it with a match.

As far as the fridge, what altitude are you parked at?  My fridge sometimes behaves like that when we're camped above 5000' altitude.
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Re: Oven pilot light, refrigerator
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2020, 05:51:11 AM »
I would venture a guess your out of gas.

Sounding more like a regulator problem to me. The fact that the water heater and furnace work would indicate you're not out of propane (especially since the furnace works since it uses the most propane of all the appliances), it may be that the oven pilot and fridge are more sensitive to gas pressure. When you have two gas appliances that aren't working correctly it would seem to point to a supply problem.
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