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Old 08-08-2016, 06:40 AM   #1
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Getting no propane

I have a 2016 jay flight 195rb. I have 2 full propane tanks but I'm not getting any propane to the water heater,stove and refrigerator . Anyone else have this problem or know what the problem is?
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:58 AM   #2
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A couple of things to check/try:
- The tank safeties kicked from opening the valves too fast. Close and then just crack the valves to let the gas out slowly
- Auto changeover valve in wrong position. The pointer has to be all the way to the left or right.
- Pinched or kinked hoses. Chase all the gas lines to see if they are OK.
- If other appliances are working, you could have clogged jets on the 2 failed appliances.
Good luck!
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:00 AM   #3
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Propane bottles have a failure feature to stop flow if hose ruptures, so if you open the valves too fast it will kick in. Close the valves and turn them open slowly. First place I check for gas is stovetop. It will have to push our the air first but once you light a burner all other items should be ready to ignite.
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Another place to check: the pigtails also have a safety valve in them. If all the aforementioned checks have failed to discover the issue, you could try turning off the gas, disconnecting the pigtail at the tank, tap the pigtail on something hard a couple times, reattach and open propane valve SLOWLY (like stupid slow) and test again at the stove keeping in mind that some air will need to be bled from the system.

I have actually had to replace both of the pigtails that came with my trailer. The first was under warranty and sprung a leak. The second was a few weeks ago, and was more preventative because the visible rubber parts were beginning to look cracked.
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Thanks it was the safety feature on the tanks. I appreciate all the feed backs.
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:34 AM   #6
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Glad I read this post. I haven't had this problem (yet) but I wasn't aware of the safety feature on propane tanks. That's a good thing to know!
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Glad I read this post. I haven't had this problem (yet) but I wasn't aware of the safety feature on propane tanks. That's a good thing to know!
Yeah, it's what keeps modern (OPD equipped) propane tanks from venting to atmosphere because of a broken line or human error.

There are over-temp and over-pressure safeties in the valve assembly too.
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Down in southern Nevada, getting ready for getaways I start my fridge on propane the day before, and the tanks, and or regulator get so hot under the plastic tank cover the propane stops working. Just a thought.
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Yup on the safety feature. Happened to me and I had a new pig-tail made at a propane shop and the guy making it told me abt the valve. Sometimes they will stick when they close but disconnecting and "rapping" the tank end against the tank may reset the valve. The new pig-tail was not $$ so I now have a "spare".
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