Thetford N97 caravan fridge - won't work on gas

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Hello all. Newbie here just working through all appliances in my second hand Adria Adora. The Thetford fridge works fine on mains electricity. When I tried to work it on gas, I used the MODE button on the LCD display set to the gas flame symbol, and used the TEMP button to set the temp to max. I can hear an igniter clicking, but the gas doesn't light. After a while the blue power light flashes and a spanner symbol shows in the display. There is gas to the cooker and I've checked the gas tap under the sink is open for the fridge. Have I missed anything?
 
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Waysideken said:
Hello all. Newbie here just working through all appliances in my second hand Adria Adora. The Thetford fridge works fine on mains electricity. When I tried to work it on gas, I used the MODE button on the LCD display set to the gas flame symbol, and used the TEMP button to set the temp to max. I can hear an igniter clicking, but the gas doesn't light. After a while the blue power light flashes and a spanner symbol shows in the display. There is gas to the cooker and I've checked the gas tap under the sink is open for the fridge. Have I missed anything?

Are you giving it enough time for the gas to permeate along the lines.
 
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I think that you have to switch off the fridge, switch it back on again, then try and start it on gas. It's in the manual somewhere. I got caught out like this too.!
 
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Seems I was hasty. It did indeed need a couple of cycles to ignite then all was fine. Thanks to otherclive and Terryb250 for lesson in patience..
 
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There may be an on off valve in the line to the fridge. It is worth checking that this is turned to the on position.
 
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Raywood said:
There may be an on off valve in the line to the fridge. It is worth checking that this is turned to the on position.

From the above post I think he has got it sorted. It seems like the gas in the pipework had not been in long enough to form a combustible mix.
 

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