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Old 06-18-2015, 09:33 PM   #1
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4.3 Fridge igniter working overtime?

Hello All: 4.3 fridge in 2014 19 seems to be doing the following. At night when the world is quiet, I hear the igniter clicking multiple times, then a whoosh and after a short pause, the igniter begins the process again, again a whoosh. It seems to take 3 or 4 cycles for the flame to remain lit.
At times, the whoosh or whump can be pretty loud.
The fridge continues to cool and so it is being lit in time to cool.
Any thoughts on what I might check before heading out again on Sunday or does is this behavior within the normal range?
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:25 PM   #2
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I would open the lower outside fridge access panel, remove the burner cover and see if the burner needs cleaning. In the past and on other units I have had to do this, you might be surprised how little crud it takes to cause problems with the burner.

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Old 06-18-2015, 10:39 PM   #3
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Hello All: 4.3 fridge in 2014 19 seems to be doing the following. At night when the world is quiet, I hear the igniter clicking multiple times, then a whoosh and after a short pause, the igniter begins the process again, again a whoosh. It seems to take 3 or 4 cycles for the flame to remain lit.
At times, the whoosh or whump can be pretty loud.
Just wondering if it has anything to do with altitude?

Since I'll be camping at 9700 feet this weekend, I should have a good idea what the impact might be.

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Old 06-19-2015, 08:47 AM   #4
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I will give that a try this morning. I won't be able to report back until after the next trip but I will check and clean if dirty.
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Just wondering if it has anything to do with altitude?

Since I'll be camping at 9700 feet this weekend, I should have a good idea what the impact might be.

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I don't think it is the altitude since we have camped at elevation since we picked up our 19 a year ago. This whumphing and multiple tries at lighting is something that is more recent.
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:52 PM   #6
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My older 3.3 fridge was doing this - the woosh is pretty scary! My igniter needed to be replaced. The whoosh was from propane building up as the igniter struggled.
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