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Motorcaravan fridge auto-igniter continues to flash even when fridge has lit but the gas flame ,visible through small glass in the inside rear of the fridge remains constant.Usually a do-it-myselfer i am wondering if the thermo-couple is on it's way out or is not fully in the flame,or maybe the jet is partially blocked and giving a weak flame. The fridge is working OK.From initial switch-on the igniter sparks rapidly (as normal) and the gas lights, and after a couple of seconds the thermo-couple kicks in....but then the igniter continues to spark in spasms..a couple of flashes every three or four seconds.We thought the wind outside was catching the fridge through the air vent in some way but this is not the case. Iain g4wrk@talktalk.net

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Yes the problem has been solved by cleaning jet and repositioning thermo-couple so that it is well into the flame.It would therefore appear that the combination of a partially blocked gas jet and a badly aligned thermo-couple triggered the auto-igniter .
Thanks for your interest,.......I am afraid that at my age now help has to come free of charge.A new auto-igniter would have been £69 and a thermo-couple £35.A new jet was a reasonable £6...........

Regards Iain edwards g4wrk@talktalk.net

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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