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My Truma heater Front (and Ignition Tip)

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:26 pm
by Crow (deleted)
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My Truma fire front fell off on our last outing, I know the theory of refitting it,
but the fire front doesn't accept that I know!
The Gas/Ignition rod has two long stiff piano wires curled into an 8mm loop
at both ends, both these wires were bent at an angle not straight as shown
in the Truma parts list, I have straightened them. The fire front picks up on two
notched lugs an inch or two up the frame that the front attaches to, then pushes
back onto a pair of wire hooks (after you have threaded the ignition rod through
the cover) Should these wires be straight (horizontal) or as mine are bent downward?
My cover looks fine but as I go to leave the Troll it drops 'orf!
I have considered, screwing it on but I would rather fix it so it works as intended,

If you pull the ignition lead off the back of the ignition module,
you will hear it spark at the module when you turn the gas tap
Or peruse this link
http://www.leisureshopdirect.com/caravan...px?search=Truma
If you pull off the plug connection which connects the two wires
to the micro-switch in the gas valve, you can short out the two
corresponding pins on the module, this will show if it's the module
at fault or the micro-switch is not working.



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RE: My Truma heater Front (and Ignition Tip)

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:13 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.119 Posts

That reminds me of when I fitted the Trumatic electric element in my heater, Rod. Everything went perfectly until it came to refitting the fire front.

It took dozens of attempts and lots of imaginative swearing before I got the damned thing to clip back into place. What a frustrating bit of kit!


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RE: My Truma heater Front (and Ignition Tip)

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:40 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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I've watched my mobile tech guy refit the front and it always fits right first time. There must be a technique but I'm blowed if I know it.


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RE: My Truma heater Front (and Ignition Tip)

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:28 pm
by Randa france | 7.379 Posts

Rod. You posted this at about the same time as JohnE was last on line. Why don't you PM him and ask his advice just in case he misses it when he's next on here? Let us all know what's said though for future reference


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RE: My Truma heater Front (and Ignition Tip)

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:54 pm
by Skipper (deleted)
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Wire hooks need adjusted up so they grip the front when its in place trial and error till its correct



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RE: My Truma heater Front (and Ignition Tip)

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:01 am
by Crow (deleted)
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JnsE is not very contactable Roger, I did as permission to use his diagrams,but have had no reply.
Brian has them as they were to do with his electrical breakdown.


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