Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Maintenance and Repair
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-19-2016, 12:15 AM   #1
Junior Member
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Tennessee
Posts: 1
THOR #5179
Pilot light wont stay lit please help

I have a 2017 freedom elite and we can't get the pilot light to stay lit. Gas is on it ignites then goes out any ideas? Currently having to travel with the generator running to keep the fridge on =(

McBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 12:36 AM   #2
Site Team
Brand: Crossroads
Model: CF32BL
State: Mississippi
Posts: 990
THOR #121
Line might need to be bleed out start all of the burners on the stove top let run for five minutes than try it

Frank and Janet Henn
2008 CrossRoads CF32Bl pushing a 2007 Dodge 2500
Traveling with Hoover, Rainbow and Sunshine
The wonder Schnauzers
fhenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 01:25 AM   #3
Senior Member
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.1
State: Washington
Posts: 221
THOR #2123
Or the thermocoupler needs to be adjusted to be directly in the flame.
Keith Birkhofer
Get busy living or get busy dying. It's your choice!
Marine By Choice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 04:27 AM   #4
Senior Member
Ag&Au's Avatar
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Four Winds 22E
State: Washington
Posts: 304
THOR #4719
A question for my education, is the pilot initially lit with a match or a piezo electric spark?

(In our motorhome, the oven is not in my territory. However the tank dump system is.)
Ag&Au is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 05:29 PM   #5
Senior Member
gmc's Avatar
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 32A
State: Florida
Posts: 1,833
THOR #2829
In my case (2014 Hurricane and prev 2000 Infinity) - the only pilot was for the oven - and it gets lit with match/lighter with oven dial in pilot position and depressed until the thermocoupler heats up...

I'm surprised a 2017 model fridge would have a pilot.
It WOULD post a 'fail to light' code if there is air in lines... When turning on propane - I typically light at least one burner on stove to purge lines - then the fridge works fine...

Note that the coach battery must be in USE position for fridge to operate on propane - 12v power is needed to run the electronics.
Not yet retired...
Florida (Michigan transplant)
2014 Hurricane 32A
2000 Infinity (previous)
gmc is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2