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Tech Tip: Auto-Relighter for Propane Refrigerators


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#51 JeffWright

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:18 PM

Hey guys!  I'm super interested in this mod.

 

Has anybody found one of these things for under $112 bucks?  

 

http://www.camperpar...ighter-Kit.html

 

Thanks!!


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#52 camelracer

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:35 AM

Google reigniter and you'll find several in the $30 range plus you will need an electrode. I think I got mine off e-bay for less several years ago. Get the 12v model and you won't have to mess with batteries.


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#53 cwdtmmrs

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 03:42 PM

Try American RV in Azusa. I bought mine there for under $50, but that was 8-9 years ago.

 

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#54 jimjxsn

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 03:37 AM

I did this mod on my old FWC Ranger years ago.  I think this is the atwood re-igniter but man is it pricey

 

http://www.rveparts....hter-kit-93212/


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#55 kerry

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:44 PM

Decided to try this for my frig on our Northstar TS1000.  Bought a new old stock relighter on Ebay and decided to test it before installation.  It sparks from the probe to the ground wire when I turn it on but I figured if I heated the probe up with a small butane torch it should stop sparking once it gets hot.  It doesn't, even when the probe is glowing red.  Should it?  If it won't stop sparking with the butane torch why would it stop sparking once the frig flame warmed it up?  Maybe I'm missing something.


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#56 camelracer

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:00 AM

My relighter stops sparking as soon as the pilot flame ignites. I don't think the probe temperature causes the spark to stop. I'm not sure of the physics or chemistry involved but I believe the arcing is stopped by the flame itself and not the probe temperature.


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#57 kerry

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 06:28 PM

Yes. I have since learned that the relighter work by sensing resistance through the flame. I got a new electrode and got it to work through the flame on my gas stove. Haven’t installed it on the frig yet.
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#58 kerry

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 06:30 PM

Used an electrode from this kit. https://www.amazon.c...pop_mb_pd_title
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#59 kerry

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 08:21 PM

Here’s some important info about where to place the electrode https://www.arprv.co...ridge-flame.php
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#60 kerry

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 12:40 AM

Installed it today using the original electrode which came with the frig. Seems to work quite well. Atwood no longer makes this 9 volt relighter. Robert Shaw makes a 9 volt relighter for around $80. Part number 735-002 or maybe 785-002
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