Gasmate stove won't light

Submitted: Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 19:50
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I have a cheap Gasmate 2 burner stove in the camper trailer. The burner further from the hose either doesn't burn very hot or is very hard to light, to the point where it is lit but you can't see the flame. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Reply By: Hoyks - Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 20:46

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 20:46
A blocked jet? Wasp nest?
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Reply By: ian - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 00:05

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 00:05
sounds like the jet. About $5 for 2. should be right after that.
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Reply By: Enormous Racing - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 18:06

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 18:06
Problem solved. I unscrewed the jet, turn the gas on, something shot out never to be seen again.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 18:14

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 18:14
You might have had a plug of a grease-like substance that leaches out of poor quality LPG hoses. A few years ago this was quite an issue in the LPG appliance industry, but seems to have faded away in more recent times.

I had on-going issues 8 years ago with blocked regulators in a caravan I had at the time. No-one would help - not the caravan manufacturer, the distributor of the regulators, nor the hose makers.

BUT the tech officer at the LPG gas association (or some such) was most helpful but couldn't do anything under pain of crucifixion by the various suppliers.

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Reply By: Gnomey - Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 16:07

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 16:07
FWIW. I have a 30 year old primus two burner stove that I keep because it fits into a slot in the camper cupboards that others won't without same major joinery renos.

I copped some crappy gas a while back and the jet furthest from the intake seems to be where the gunge is deposited. Even washing the whole line in petrol hasn't quite worked as a permanent fix.

Solution when out bush - steam cleaning. Remove the jet, boil the kettle and using pliers hold the jet against the whistle spout, initially front on and then the reverse end. A couple of times each end, knock out the water, replace, light the burner and repeat as/if necessary.

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