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westy "fridge on gas" light on when gas not on

Postby Westy End » 27 Jul 2013, 19:06

Hi all

I am sure this has already been addressed but I cant find it. Fridge lights on gas nicely but no matter what I do when i am using some other power for it the fridge on gas light is still lit on the control panel when i flick the switch - any ideas?
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Re: westy "fridge on gas" light on when gas not on

Postby California Dreamin » 03 Dec 2013, 15:47

All I can say is that the mechanical 'push button' panel can become dry and stick between functions...when I first bought my California I had similar issues until I removed the switch gear and gave the mechanism a good lube and workout....spot on after.

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Re: westy "fridge on gas" light on when gas not on

Postby simoncummins » 03 Dec 2013, 18:44

As far as i know the little green light senses if the flame is lit and not what function the switches positioned. So just check the flame is not lit through the little window as changing the switches does not turn off the gas this has to be done at the twist valve in the cupboard if that makes sense.
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Re: westy "fridge on gas" light on when gas not on

Postby meridian911 » 03 Dec 2013, 19:00

Our florida does this, I think there is a damaged cable as mine started when doing some other wiring.
I've disconnected ours for now as time is short but I'm just going to run more cable from the fridge to the panel when I've got time.
I would suggest you trace the cables from the fridge to the panel and check yours for damaged wiring, there's usually a circuit diagram on top of the fridge or I'm sure it's on here somewhere.

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Re: westy "fridge on gas" light on when gas not on

Postby lagerhead » 04 Dec 2013, 07:32

simoncummins wrote:As far as i know the little green light senses if the flame is lit and not what function the switches positioned. So just check the flame is not lit through the little window as changing the switches does not turn off the gas this has to be done at the twist valve in the cupboard if that makes sense.


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Re: westy "fridge on gas" light on when gas not on

Postby nobbyfox » 10 Dec 2013, 07:11

I posted this problem a while ago. End of summer?
Have not yet had a proper look and have even turned of the gas supply and the light still comes on occasionally.
I suspect that it is a sticky switch or something so will apply lots of contact cleaner and see what happens.
Will investigate over the Winter.

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