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Old 09-24-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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No auto spark on refrigerator

I have a 1995 Winnebago Brave. I think the refrig is a norcold. The igniter on the refrig is not functioning. AC works good but when cut off generator and it is supposed to shift to LP. All I get is the red X. This old dog is new to me and this has been addressed and repaired once but is doing it again. What do I look for? I'll fix it myself it I can. Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:30 PM   #2
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Remove the cover at the burner. check the igniter probe. Many times it has rust from the chimney that is grounding out the igniter. this is the most common problem.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:06 AM   #3
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Here is something you could try (especially if it's been wet or humid lately). Turn the fridge on, and if possible, have a 2nd person stand outside with a log lighter and manually try to light the fridge before the gas solenoid times-out. On mine, the electrode on the sparker was a little wet- so it wouldn't work. BTW- after I did this- the flame evaporated the moisture off the unit and it began sparking again. If I had tried this first, I could have saved $120.00 for a new board...they don't take refunds on electrical parts...
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Thanks, I'll try it when I can. My RV is in storage. I don't have a place to park it at my temporary residence. Neighbors get nasty when it is in street (law says max. 24 hours on RV) and in my drive it blocks sidewalk (I have a short driveway). My neighbors are not Christians, YET!
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