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    Posted: 19 Jun 2021 at 4:46pm
Hey, RPodsters:

We took our 178 out after a long spell parked and found that the fridge would run on land power but would NOT light on propane.  Sparker would clic a few times--then nada.  A local RV guy says that circuit boards often go out, so after some effort, I got it out, and he's TOTALLY stumped.  Never seen such a model before.  I reinstalled it, cleaned the propane jet just in case, same result. Can't smell gas, either.  Going to have to wait for Monday to call a Dometic service provider--3+ hours away!--but I was wondering if others have had the same problem.  What did you do?  What was the fix?

Is there a good replacement fridge that you would recommend?  We've had problems with Dometics over the years--generally not reliable in our experience.

Thanks so much!

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