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Old 07-26-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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Refrigeration Ignition - 65 Kodiak Camper Trailer

As I am going through testing items, I may have discovered another problem.

The refrigerator in this trailer is a Morphy-Richards Astral AC/LP. I was surprised to discover that the unit actually still runs on AC, and from what I understand, if the AC works, gas will likely work as well. Unfortunately, the starter button does not "snap" when pushed, which likely means it's not going to start.

How hard is it to replace this starter? Can the unit be lit manually?

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Old 07-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:02 PM   #3
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Ok... looking at your pic.... I expect that the "correct" way to light it is to mash the black button, while repeatedly operating the red button until it lights. In other words, the black button is the thermocouple bypass, which you must hold in until the thing heats up enough to keep the pilot gas flowing.

IF I'm on track with the above, then yes, you can light it manually if you have LONG arms or a helper. One of y'all mash the black button while the other lights the pilot, then hold the black button until it can hold the flame.

Those igniters are universal. You can use one from a bbq grill, if you are handy enough to adapt as needed. So long as you have a ground between the button and the sparker, and can get the sparker near enough the pilot gas flow to light it, you're in good shape
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