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Igniter does not stop clicking after lighting gas on thetford fridge in motorhome

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Thetford Fridge N112

There is a very likely possibility that the resistance heater for the 12 Volt side of the operation is open. This heater can be checked for continuity using an OHM meter from the terminals for the 12 volt .

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

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SOURCE: FRIDGE WILL NOT IGNITE IN GAS MODE

The part you are looking for is the thermo couple. It senses the heat from the flame and holds the gas valve open. The clicking will try three times and then go into lock out. You then will need to reset on the front of the fridge. When installing the thermo couple do not over tighten.

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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SOURCE: We have a Thetford N80

Try manually lighting the pilot when it is clicking. If it lights you need a new thermo couple let us know what you find out from this step

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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SOURCE: thetford caravan fridge freezes all food in fridge

Thats a Norcold compact fridge. The most likley problem would be the thermister. Need to do an ohms reading. From inside of the fridge remone the thermister from the fins and unplug the wires. With a VOM set it on Ohms, touch the wires with the probes/ does not matter which probe to wire/ hold the bulb end of the thermister between your fingers, your reading should stat at about 7000 Ohms. Stick the bulb end of the thermister in a glass of ice water, reading should start climbing and go to about 22000 Ohms. If this happens the thermister is good and you need to look elsewhere. If it does not test out you need to replace the thermister. The thermister is a thermostat that controls the heat source that makes the fridge cool. If the thermister reads good you may want to get the circuit board tested.
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Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: fridge will not work on gas

If you're sure the gas is igniting and making heat, you may have lost your refrigerant. It probably is ammonia, which smells very strong. Check your dealer for someone who can check it out.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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Norcold fridge in my motorhome


Norcold fridges are now part ofThetford one of the largest suppliers of mobile and marine products. You do not quote the model so not sure if a 3 way (gas/mains/12v) or AC/DC. The most common problem with all mobile fridges is the heater unit is faulty. Thetford have discontinued spares for a large range of norcold models. Information can be obtained on the Thetfold.com website.
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I have a dometic rm 4605 aes fridge in my motorhome priblem is wont work on gas can not hear auto ignition spark when turned to gas works ok on 12v & 240v


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I have a freezer that does not work it clicks on for a few sec then cuts off what could be wrong


The clicking is the electronic ignitor trying to light the gas.
Either it's not getting any gas to light , or the flame sensor is not telling the computer that there is flame , so it shuts down the gas.
Most fridges have a small shut off right at the gas valve in the back of the fridge , it might be turned off. Put your ear up to the back cover of the fridge , if you hear it sparking and then you hear flame but it goes out after a few seconds , than it is the flame sensor. If you never hear the flame blowing , than it is not getting gas. Could be several different reasons. If you have disconected your tanks , maybe the gas has just not made it to the fridge yet. Newer ignitors try 3 times and then shut down if no flame is detected. Old ones only try once.

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I have a Dometic fridg in my 2005 motorhome and when I start my f


You need to unpush the gas button on the front control. If the gas button is pushed in, then it is trying to run on gas and with the tank empty, it is unable to light. That is why the check light is coming on. If you turn the gas side off and have it on auto, it should switch to the AC side and work fine.

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Fridge will not work on gas


If you're sure the gas is igniting and making heat, you may have lost your refrigerant. It probably is ammonia, which smells very strong. Check your dealer for someone who can check it out.

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We have a Thetford N80 fridge in the caravn which will not light on gas. It clicks but no flame appears.


Try manually lighting the pilot when it is clicking. If it lights you need a new thermo couple let us know what you find out from this step

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