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Hello.

I am a new member. Please could any one help with this problem.

I have just purchesd 2007 coachman 380, my problem is that igniting the

fire using the piezo electric dose not work, I have lit the pilot using a match and

it works fine, but when I use th piezo it dose not apear to give off enough spark,

I wonder if this indicates the the piezo is duff.

Would apreciate any help.

Thanks

Allan

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Is your main 12v electric control set properly? Do you have a 12v battery installed?

 

The main 12v switch in my caravan can select battery power from caravan/off/car - on one ocassion, it was inadvertently moved to off - _ only discovered as the cooker piezo igniters wouldn't work.

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Hello.

I am a new member. Please could any one help with this problem.

I have just purchesd 2007 coachman 380, my problem is that igniting the

fire using the piezo electric dose not work, I have lit the pilot using a match and

it works fine, but when I use th piezo it dose not apear to give off enough spark,

Thanks

Allan

 

How can you light the FIRE with a match, it's a sealed unit? Do you mean the cooker hob?

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The fire has its own indipendant power source that runs of a 1. 5 v AA battery, you need to test the battery /relpace or the generator that makes the spark has failed, you should not under any circumstances remove the mica glass as under neath it is a wafer thin gasket that prevents the fire spilling fumes into the caravan, once the gasket has been disturbed you must fit a new one,

 

failing that get a Truma trained person to rectify your s3002 fire

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Is your main 12v electric control set properly? Do you have a 12v battery installed?

 

The main 12v switch in my caravan can select battery power from caravan/off/car - on one ocassion, it was inadvertently moved to off - _ only discovered as the cooker piezo igniters wouldn't work.

Hi Rogerl

Thanks for the reply, My battery is fine, I have lit it using a match thus proving the gas supply is fine.

The caravan is only two years old and the previous owner never used the fire with gas.

The piezo start is the presure type not the one with a 1. 5v battery in.

Iwill persevear and I am sure I will crack it eventually.

Thank you to all that was kind enough to reply.

Allan

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Hi Rogerl

Thanks for the reply, My battery is fine, I have lit it using a match thus proving the gas supply is fine.

The caravan is only two years old and the previous owner never used the fire with gas.

The piezo start is the presure type not the one with a 1. 5v battery in.

Iwill persevear and I am sure I will crack it eventually.

Thank you to all that was kind enough to reply.

Allan

get the fire into a dealers and have it fixed properly, its not a thing to be played with

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First, lighting this type sealed fire with a match is indeed folly to say the very least, infact it's plain stupid!!

From that point of view, I would also strongly suggest you've already gone to far and you now need to get the fire checked professionally to ensure it's safe to use once it's fixed

 

However and for those with a similar problem, this fire is manual 'piezo' ignition which requires pressing a button to get a spark, at two years old the piezo should be fine so I would first doubt that's the problem in itself.

 

What I thinks the problem is the piezo earth connection, this is a 'tab' of brass sticking out of the body of the piezo which needs to be touching one of the louvres on the fire front. The fire front then needs to be in contact with a wire spring that's connected to the fires base plate by the side of the gas valve.

 

Think of the piezo as a battery, a battery needs a positive feed and a negative return back to the battery, the ignition wire is positive direct to the burners spark electrode, the two connection of the 'piezo to fire front' and 'fire front to base plate' complete the circuit back.

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Caralot - When I first answered your post, I thought you were talking about the cooker as that's the only appliance that can normally be lit with matches - I missed the fact that your query is about the fire.

 

Tradetech and Arc Systems have rightly pointed out the folly of your ways in opening the fire to light it so get it dealt with properly by a professional.

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