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I have a norcold 3163 rv refrigerator in my eurovan and have had a problem with the burner not staying lit when i release the safety valve. i hear the burner light when i push it in and the green light comes on but after 15 to 20 seconds when i release it it goes out. I have cleaned the burner with alcohol and air pressure as well as the oriface to no avail. could it be the thermocouple? i checked its relationship with the burner

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  • pillowpostca Jul 04, 2009

    the info is good but not quite fitting my situation as mine has an electronic ignition should it be the same as a pilot lit oven?



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Check to following instruction

  • Make sure the refrigerator is plugged in securely
  • Check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker
  • Test the power outlet for current
  • Inspect the electrical cord for damage
  • Eliminate use of an extension cord, if any is being used
  • Check the outlet voltage
Good luck !!!



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Some of such issues explained :

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