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Old 09-03-2015, 07:25 AM   #11
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I have the proper tools with magnets to hold the screws in place.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:00 AM   #12
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Magnetic drivers are the best but if you don't have one a little grease on the end works good too.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:54 AM   #13
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8" long tools are useless when the screw you are after is just inboard of the burner's cylinder (so you are reaching over/past it) and you have the refrigerant reservoir to the left, occupying the space where the handle of the screwdriver needs to go.


It's awkward at best. A short (3") #2 Philips, nimble fingers and lots of good light!


Then a light touch to wiggle the burner assembly out.
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:25 AM   #14
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So I got back mytrailer Friday evening , and the bill came to a whopping $470 with taxes.

So I want people’sopinion on whether I got fleeced. So when I dropped trailer off last week atDealer I told them the same as I told you folks above, that there is gas going to fridge and that stove works fine. But it seems that orifice is plugged because flame (with BBQ lighter and holding down red button) is outside the tinbox, and won’t light where it needs to at burner end. And there is spark from red button sparker button. …….So the tech calls me at work Friday morning as he starts working on my trailer and tells me I need a new regulator , that no gas is going to fridge. I tell him that seems odd because the stove works and I had gas at fridge. I asked him politely to humour me and to try and reset the regulator or hose and that I bought (a new hose before I went on vacation and that stove and furnace worked fine on vacation ) I told him to please try the reset I had read about on Jayco internet site about closing tank, burning off gas in lines by using stove , and then reopening propane tank SLOWLY. He stated he would look at it again and call me back. He did not call me back and when I called to see if it was ready the secretary tells me it is all done ready to pickup.

So I go get it and get given the $470 bill. The tech comesout and tells me that is was multiple things and that beside regulator he also had to replace the new hose I bought, he said it was defective and he put a new one on, and that it still did not work so he then also cleaned the orifice and now the fridgeis working. So parts and labour and taxes $470. I don’t have the energy to argue the point, but I do pay and call them back when I get home , and I ask for the Service Manager. I tell him politely that I think the tech used the trial and error method to work on my fridge and might have been too embarrassed to admit that all along all it needed was cleaning. So the service manager wanted me his customer happy and was willing to talk to his tech , but that his tech had worked for them gasfitting for 30 years so he was pretty sure he knew what he was doing. I stated don’t bother talking to him, I might need him in the future and I don’t want him upset with me from now on. So I left it at that……………what do you folks think? Oh and by the way I took the new hose and blew thru it by mouth slowly and it lets the air thru, but if you blow thru it fast the check valve closes , and I thought that is exactly how the hose should work. I suspect the hose he put on does not have a safety check valve in it.
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First, I hate dealer service departments and don't trust independent repair places either.


A propane hose should not have a check valve in it. So the hose you bought earlier may not be defective, but it certainly is inappropriate.


I would strongly recommend you start reading up on what each component of your RV does. What to expect when each piece is working properly.


Then keep an eye and especially an ear on how each appliance behaves when they are in use. That way you can identify a problem early, order parts before the thing fails completely and repair it yourself with the confidence of knowing what went wrong.
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:19 AM   #16
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Thanks Mike and I agree, I have been doing a lot of reading to catch up from my last trailering days with an 1983 Terry Taurus...........a few more safety features since then and older fingers to do the work, but it seems I better buy the tools I need for these tricky small spaces and do it myself from now on!
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It does sound like he threw parts at it until the problem went away. You throw parts at a problem until it goes away and you've proven every part you replaced was defective. It's sad that a little diagnosis (and listening to the customer) would have suggested cleaning the orifice would have been the logical place to start. I might suspect the problem description he was given was something like, "fridge, no fire".
It was good for him in that his billing rate still looks good, "30 years of great billing? We LOVE this guy". It's too bad that when the new regulator didn't fix the problem the old one wasn't put back on. But then again since the stove worked which part of the regulator wasn't working? Same story with the gas line you replaced. I'm starting to talk in circles now since I'm back to diagnosis or listening to the customer.
About the gas hose you bought, if it has the big knob that connects the hose to the tank then the shut off valve is supposed to be there.
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