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Camper stove has stopped working. We are travelling in bush.

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Camper stove has stopped working. We are travelling in bush. Can you suggest readons. Gas fridge is working so not a gas problem.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.
Is it the burners or the oven or both? Please describe more fully the problem for me and I can suggest a solution. Is the fridge on LP mode now and working fine? Get back to me with this information and I can assist you further. Make and model of your stove would be helpful here. All follow ups are included in our fee.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The fridge is on LP also and is working fine. Model is SMEV 402. It is in a Jayco camper.
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.
Did you try to manually light one of the burners? I am attaching the manual which covers this model. It isn't available any longer and I don't have much information on this. It does depend on a good 12 VDC source for ignition and it might be a fuse on that lead is blown OR it might be in the ignition system itself. On page 9 is show and describes how to manually light the burners. See if that works and get back to me with the results.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok we will read the manual then give it a try. We will let you know in the morning. Thankyou
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.
O.K...........I believe you can still light this manually until you can either get a fuse installed for the ignition or replace the spark module. Please let me know how it turns out for you. Thanks!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Good morning. We actually still have sparks so it looks like a gas problem
Fridge still working on gas. We read the manuaĺ but did not find a solution. May have to use small portable stove until we reach Broom as there is no technitian here at Pt Hedland. Thanks for your help. Have a nice day.
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.
That must have an electronic valve in there that controls the gas flow. Does that top come up so you can check and see if it just has a lose connection? It might be something as simple as that. And you are welcome!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We will have a look.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The lid does not lift at all. A man just came along and said there is a switch UNDER the actual camper. Crawled under and found it. Gas now ok. Thank God we can continue our journey. Thankyou so much anyway. Have a great day. We will.
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.
Wow! How do you suppose that got turned off? Thanks for sharing that with me and be safe!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Maybe rough roads. Will be out of tange for few days. ...
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.
Good to know........