Join Date: Oct 2007
My Motorhome: Swift Kontiki 615
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Once you have ensured that the cylinder is turned on (I always open mine fully, then back half a turn, that way if it moves at all, it's on - trick from my diving days which has endured don't run out of air st depth...).
Then check any in- line switches are on (often in a cupboard beside the oven with three or four switches in line),
Then, open the glass lid fully - there is a cut off switch that won't allow gas to pass unless lid fully open,
Then turn a knob on for the cooker - you should hear gas coming out but it will take a few seconds to purge the air from the pipe, then try lighting by pushing the button. This will only go click click click if the 12v supply to the back is switched on at the control panel.
It should now light..... if there is no gas flowing check at each joint, if you have a dual regulator it should be pointing to the cylinder that you are using.
You will need to do the purging routine for each ring, and the oven and the fridge and the water heater and the space heater - that may mean trying to light eg the water heater, it will cut off after 30s if no gas and that can be seen by a red light on the thermostat control knob. Turn it to the off position then back to on and repeat several times until it fires - you may hear a dull whoomph as it goes (technical term for lighting noise).
I hope that helps, if not let us know as many details as you can about the set up - a picture is worth 1000 words.....
Do let us know how it all goes and welcome to the forum. Many people don't lift the glass lid fully and wonder why it won't light...
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