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SMEV stove question

We recently bought an old boat with a brand new SMEV 4 burner & oven propane stove. The seller said he tested it.

I turned on the propane in the locker, and the LPG switch on the electrical panel to ON (I heard a click). I then turned a burner on. I tried lighting it with a match (I am not even sure that is right as we have no instructions for the stove).

I just sent an email to the SMEV website for info, and hopefully I will get a reply. I am hoping someone on this web site might have some insight.

We need to be able to boil water for coffee!

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Most marine stoves that use a gas (CNG, Butane, Propane) as the fuel have a thermocouple or sensor that senses the burner operation and kills the the gas when no flame is detected. You generally need to hold the match in the lighting position for a few seconds to allow the flames to heat the sensor and not kill the gas feed as soon as you remove the match.
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I am wondering where that sensor might be and whst it looks like. I did notice each burner had sticking up right next to it a fairly thin pin-looking thing..........
So if that is the sensor should I heat it with a match a second or two while I turn on the gas? I'll give it a try - thanks, Pat
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Thanks for the stove advice

Go the stove to light - a friend also told me to get a charcoal grill butane lighter on the boat which is a good tip for anyone out there.

Thanks again, SaltyPat
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On our 3 burner propane oven/stove, it's necessary to push the burner or oven temperature control dial IN while placing a grill lighter to the burner. Otherwise, no gas will enter the burner's manifold.
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