Cannot depress knob to fire up propane for fridge - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-17-2017, 10:10 PM   #1
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Cannot depress knob to fire up propane for fridge

I could not find a post for this, so hopefully it is not a repeat.


We just bought a used 2013 Scamp. We are watching the Scamp videos, and now see how to turn on the refigerator with propane source.

We were testing the propane light procedure (without actually running any propane as a first step), and noticed we could not depress the "light the fridge" knob on the outside of the camper.. It is the knob next to the two switches for 120 v an 12 v.

Any help on how to "unstick" the knob (or what we are doing wrong) would be,appreciated!
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:17 AM   #2
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I could not find a post for this, so hopefully it is not a repeat.
We just bought a used 2013 Scamp. We are watching the Scamp videos, and now see how to turn on the refigerator with propane source.
We were testing the propane light procedure (without actually running any propane as a first step), and noticed we could not depress the "light the fridge" knob on the outside of the camper.. It is the knob next to the two switches for 120 v an 12 v.
Any help on how to "unstick" the knob (or what we are doing wrong) would be,appreciated!
Hi John, just FYI, pics always help us for any answers. Your TT is pretty new but I'm just guessing that your refer isn't a DSI unit and your tying to light the pilot. On all of the manual light units I've had you turn the knob to the pilot position inline with the line on the gas valve. It will only go down in the pilot position and there isn't much play for it to depress. It's the same as a home gas water heater. I turn my house LP heater off during the desert summer months and the knob can get a bit sticky. Rotate it back and forth and try again, your not going to hurt it . Oh, and welcome to FGRV too.
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:02 AM   #3
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Hi John, just FYI, pics always help us for any answers..
What helps even more is stating the make and model of the fridge. Look for a plate inside the unit with that information.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:52 AM   #4
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I had the same problem. What is the model# and make of the fridge or a pic of the knob?
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:05 PM   #5
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I could not find a post for this, so hopefully it is not a repeat.


We just bought a used 2013 Scamp. We are watching the Scamp videos, and now see how to turn on the refigerator with propane source.

We were testing the propane light procedure (without actually running any propane as a first step), and noticed we could not depress the "light the fridge" knob on the outside of the camper.. It is the knob next to the two switches for 120 v an 12 v.

Any help on how to "unstick" the knob (or what we are doing wrong) would be,appreciated!
Make sure you have it turned to the right position for lighting. Some can be very tricky and just a hairs width can make it not press down.
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:25 PM   #6
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I think you are talking about the red sparker button..?
We had one tht was hard to push.A little squirt of WD40 took care of that.
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I have found that it's much easier to use a BBQ butane lighter than the red piezo banger. It can be pretty difficult to see the light blue flame in sunlight but I can easily check that burner is lit with BBQ lighter.
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Forgot to add pics

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Maker = Dometic

Model = RM 2193
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I think you are talking about the red sparker button..?
We had one tht was hard to push.A little squirt of WD40 took care of that.
The knob right in front of the sparker is the one that doesn't press down (As the video tells me it should).
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I had the same problem. What is the model# and make of the fridge or a pic of the knob?
Dometic; model = RM 2193
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Hi John, just FYI, pics always help us for any answers. Your TT is pretty new but I'm just guessing that your refer isn't a DSI unit and your tying to light the pilot. On all of the manual light units I've had you turn the knob to the pilot position inline with the line on the gas valve. It will only go down in the pilot position and there isn't much play for it to depress. It's the same as a home gas water heater. I turn my house LP heater off during the desert summer months and the knob can get a bit sticky. Rotate it back and forth and try again, your not going to hurt it . Oh, and welcome to FGRV too.
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Make sure you have it turned to the right position for lighting. Some can be very tricky and just a hairs width can make it not press down.

I am not sure I have a "Light" position on the knob (like I do on my home BBQ grill). It seems to only have Low, Med, High, and Off positions on the knob.

And I love all the info on this site !!
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I set it on high to light then turn it where I think it would work best depending on the current and expected air temperatures.
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Try pressing down in off turn to high holding down then light.
You tube for lighting but has poor audio.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...A7&FORM=VRDGAR
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Try pressing down in off turn to high holding down then light.
You tube for lighting but has poor audio.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...A7&FORM=VRDGAR

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