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Old 08-19-2005, 07:14 AM   #1
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normally when we switch the fridge from electric to gas we hear some sort of switch making a click, click, click, click noise and then the furnace either lights or the "check" light comes on.

Today I went to make the switch over and the click only made one click and then no other sound.

I realize sometimes air gets in the lines and takes a couple of tries, but instead of multiple clicks there was one lone click.

Would my ignition switch be going bad?
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Old 08-19-2005, 07:14 AM   #2
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normally when we switch the fridge from electric to gas we hear some sort of switch making a click, click, click, click noise and then the furnace either lights or the "check" light comes on.

Today I went to make the switch over and the click only made one click and then no other sound.

I realize sometimes air gets in the lines and takes a couple of tries, but instead of multiple clicks there was one lone click.

Would my ignition switch be going bad?
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:32 AM   #3
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Don't know which type frig you have, but I had a similar problem some time ago. The photo cell that sees the flame was not working telling the unit to shut the gas down and stop the ingintor. The module had a reset button on it, that was reset by a tech, resulting in the frig working again. The differance is we did get the failure alarm on the frig.

They attibuted the failure to either water getting in or on the unit or an electrical surge.

Hope this helps
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Old 08-22-2005, 01:43 PM   #4
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the click you hear is the ignitor lighting the flame. The day you only heard one click did the fridge get cold? It may have lit on the first try. Good luck. John
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Old 08-22-2005, 06:36 PM   #5
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No the fridge did not get cold, it never lit, after the one click the "check light" went on, so we turned it off and tried again and again and again. and each time only one click and then the check light came on.

All this happened after we lost our main fuse, a selonoid (sp)and the fridge was on as was the gas, but got warm because of the blown fuse.

I did finally get the fridge working, I guess maybe it either had air in the lines and after running the stove the air came out, or there is a mini battery that needed to be recharged off the main battery after that fuse was replaced.

Anyway, everything is working now, and I learned what a selonoid was.
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I hate to sound like the proverbial "stick-in-the-mud", but before you lit the fridge, did you turn your propane on full & then light a burner or two on the stove to feed the propane & bleed out air in the lines?
Happened to us, then I learned how to get the fridge lit correctly.. Hopefully, yours' is just that simple.
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