Re: SMB stovetop left burner won't ignite
An update: Dometic sent me a replacement thermocouple & I started to install it today. To remove the old thermocouple you have to remove the top of the SMEV. That required removing the flame disperser in each burner. I removed the black top (2 torx screws, no big deal) and a nut fitting around the gas feed. The next item to remove was a small o-ring around the feed. Having no replacements if I screwed the o-ring up, I reassembled the burner. When done, I checked its operation and the igniter worked. I assume the flame disperser was adjusted too tight or too loose and I replace it just right. It's very similar to my old Whisperlite backpacking stoves, which were always hypersensitive to how tightly the flame dispersers were reassembled. (And required constant field maintenance so there were plenty of opportunities to experiment with a non-functioning stove--like the time the grizzly joined us for breakfast because we were too quiet and intent on fixing the stove, but that's a different story.)
My apologies for the lack of pics. I didn't think I was fixing anything. Hopefully, this may help others in a similar fix.
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