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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.

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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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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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Good luck, try a search in your area for ammonia absorption refrigerator repair in your area.

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