Question about Refrigerators

2 Answers

Frig works great on ac but gas will not stay lit so that it will work while on the road. I saw one explanation that said maybe the thermocouple needed replacing. What is a thermocouple and where can I buy one? Is that easy to do? Are there manuals for this model? Thanks Patn

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • patnoren Jul 26, 2009


    The tube to the left of the brass fitting above, is that the one you refer to? Can I just replace the brass fitting, it has a screw in fitting? The tube is bent up and around the opening in the exterior of the rv and then disappears into the body of the rv. The top pic is where the flame appears, it there anything there that needs attention?

    Thanks

  • patnoren Jul 26, 2009

    finally managed to maneuver the thermocoupler out. It has wires that attach to a circuit board. I will take it to the rv dealer and get another one. Hopefully, that will fix the problem. Will let you know.

  • patnoren Jul 27, 2009

    I removed the thermocouple and cleaned it with an emery paper. I reinstalled and it worked, let it run all night and no problems. Thanks for getting me pointed in the right direction.

    Pat

  • patnoren Jul 27, 2009

    This response was really helpful especially as they referenced the pics I sent. I used the info and got the thermocouple cleaned and all works fine. Didn't know about this part, easy fix when you have the right direction.
    Thanks so much. Pat

×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,272 Answers

Sure!! Let us know about the results.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Refrigerators Master
  • 1,714 Answers

The thermocouple is a safety feature that 'proves' the pilot is lit before opening gas valve. If you follow the small silver gas tube from the main gas valve into the burner area, you will see the pilot and right nest to it is the thermocouple. They are essentially one unit. You pick up a new thermocouple at the hardware store and take the old one out, pop in the new one. It's really not a big job, basic tools will do it.
Simply turn of the gas, unscrew the pilot tube from the gas valve and pull it out. You'll see the thermocouple. (see pic)

frig works great on ac - e8c4543.jpg

b2c3e07.jpg

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

  • 1 more comment 
  • Craig Butler
    Craig Butler Jul 26, 2009

    The area inside where the arrow is, that's the pilot light and the thermocouple in there. Take it out and change the thermocouple. That is where you light the pilot light in there, right? You have to unhook the thermocouple and get it out to change it.




  • Craig Butler
    Craig Butler Jul 26, 2009

    Look at this too... this is it. The thermocouple. sits right in the flame....




  • Craig Butler
    Craig Butler Jul 26, 2009

    Yes, that small copper tubing is the thermocouple line going to the gas valve. The other end is in the pilot flame. (make sure it's in the flame, maybe just needs an adjustment)

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I AM WORKING ON A COZY W501E WALL FURNACE AND CANT GET THE PILOT TO STAY LIT. i HAVE CHANGED THE GAS VALVE, THERMOCOUPLE,AND THE SENSOR FOR THE HIGH LIMIT. THE PILOT WONT STAY LIT.


Pretty much the only thing that will do that is the thermocouple not generating enough voltage for the valve to say it's OK.
Usually you need to hold the button for pilot lighting for 60 seconds. You can use a meter to check that it's generating enough power. The thermocouple has to be in the pilot flame properly.

Check this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suen7QlJl4o

Gas furnace will not light Thermocouple test with the multimeter

Or see this site:
How to Test Thermocouple with Multi Meter Heating and Cooling

Feb 11, 2015 | Cozy Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

I have a pro com 30000 btu vent free heater.it keeps shutting off.how do I fix it.


If the thermocouple is bad, the pilot light will not stay lit. Sometimes the pilot will stay lit but when the unit turns on the gas for heat, things change a bit and the nearly bad thermocouple doesn't see the flame it should and causes the gas to shut off.
You can google the make / model of your unit with the word 'thermocouple' and see replacements for sale. Usually not much more than $25. Thermocouple Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Feb 08, 2015 | Heating & Cooling

2 Answers

We have a Chesterfield Cannon double oven (gas) the top oven would not stay lit after holding in the control knob in for several seconds, the engineer came out and fitted 2 new thermocouples but the t


Swap the two thermocouples to see if problem switches. If it does bad thermocouple on one that does not work. If it is the same somethng is wrong with the gas vave itself. The holding coil leading to that burners thermocouple is most likely bad.

Sep 06, 2014 | Heating & Cooling

2 Answers

Pilot light wont stay lit on gas logs


If the pilot lite comes on, but will not stay on after it has had enough time to heat the thermocouple, you got a bad or the wrong thermocouple. It does take some time to heat that thermocouple.

Nov 26, 2013 | Woodland Direct CD Vent Free Gas Log Set...

1 Answer

Domestic Dm2652 will not work on AC without DC power is this correct. We have been camping for a week plugged into 30amp power. Refrigerator worked fine then check light came on and refrigerator...


This is an RV frig correct? It SHOULD work either/or. AC or DC. If your plugged into AC then often the frig will work with that alone. DC is for when you have no AC so you can power your appliances of the battery. Maybe you have a converter (AC to DC which most RV's do) that somehow is not getting the DC to the frig.

Oct 11, 2013 | Dometic RM2652 Refrigerator

1 Answer

Hello, i lite the pillot and and start up fire so its working and some time during the day the pillot goes out?


If you have a standing pilot that wont stay lit and you have to keep relighting it, it can only be a couple of things that will do this.
1. Try tighting the thermocouple at the gas valve. (this is a thin copper line that goes from the gas valve and goes to the pilot light.)
2. Make sure that the tip of the thermocouple is in the pilot light flame.
3. Make sure that the thermocouple is clean.

if you have done these and it still doesnt stay lit, buy a new thermocouple.

Mar 21, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Pilot light will not stay lit; replaced the thermocouple, still no work. Replaced the W/R gas valve 36C04-222 on my Trane furnace. Still not working. any ideas? Could I have gotten a bad replacement valve?...


Trane unit ,same White -Rogers gas valve. I have replaced both the gas valve and the thermocouple . Have agreat robust blue pilot while the button is pushed in , let go and the flame does not stay lit . I checked the milly D C volts and have better than 20 . Is there a problem with the new gas valve or the couple not generating enough volts or is there a safty I do not know about that could be open ?

Dec 15, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

My Williams heater Model # 435FXR, is not staying lit after I light the pilot. I changed the thermocouple (even tho I sensed it might not be that), and it still didn't work. I disconnected it again and...


You may have changed the thermocouple, but did you clean the pilot assembly? Dust & dirt can get pulled in and restrict the gas/air mixture. The "blue flame" needs to impinge on the thermocouple in order for it to stay lit. Or, couId there be a possible "crack" in the heat exchanger ?

Mar 31, 2017 | Williams Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Model: 21v30-7p, pilot wont stay lit


You need a new thermocouple - or maybe the Pilot flame is not lined up properly to the thermocouple? The thermocouple is a "sensor" that is heated by the flame - which in turn keeps the gas supply to the pilot light on. It the pilot light goes out, then the thermocouple no longer "senses" the heat of the flame, so it turns the gas supply off to the pilot to prevent buildup and explosion.

Sep 02, 2010 | Rheem Water Heaters

3 Answers

Glo-Warm Wall Gas Wall-heater parts...


We had a problem keeping the pilot light to stay on, and this site recommended that it could possibly be the thermocoupler that was causing our problems also. We ordered the thermocouple, put it on,hooked it back up and it worked great! Thank you so much.
ordered thermocouple from www.masterparts.net

Nov 19, 2007 | Rinnai Desa Vent-Free Infrared Gas Heater:...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

98 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75066 Answers

Brian Coughlan

Level 2 Expert

275 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...