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Old 10-01-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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Propane problem- HELP me out

It seems a common problem for the road side propane bottle not to feed to the curb side regulator- Is this a DIY job or best left to a tech? The weather here in South Dakota has turned quite cool so solving this problem is rather urgent- Any info from someone who has "been there,done that" is much needed and appreciated- I hope to do the repair tomorrow if I am assured this is a DIY job- THANX for all replies- DD
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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Hey Donnie,
Depends on what the underlying problem is but in general it's my opinion there's not much in a trailer that requires a rocket scientist. Is the problem with the regulator (put a new one int - they don't cost much)? If your problem appears when you turn the gas on I'd expect it to be the free-flow valve in the green knobbed connector to the tank ( a few taps should free it up - turn the gas on slowly).
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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DD, just was in the shop for an issue with my auto switch. When switched to the inner tank it was not drawing from the selected tank but my outer tank only. The guage was reading red so I switched the tanks positions after confiming both had propane in them, and same issue. When I switched the switch to the outside tank the gauge read green. Ran the stove and confirmed good flow. Flipped the switch back and still had the stove top with both tanks open. Turned off the outside tank and stove went dead after a minute.

To confirm all this I totally disconnected the outside tank and only left the inside one attached, swithed the lever to face the tank I wanted to select and it was not suppling the units stove top. By doing this I eliminated the tanks as a problem and was left with either a pig tail or switch problem. The regulator was fine since I was getting propane flow, but the switch on top was the issue and they both are sold together.

Mine was covered by warranty but they run about $35.00-$50.00 bucks, depending on where you buy it. I was told that the hose can be an issue too so you might want to add a step and switch the hoses once you confirm it's a switch issue since you are going to need to re-use them anyway.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:34 PM   #4
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The tech changed the hose on our trailer when it was a few months old. No problems since.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:46 AM   #5
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I have decided to wait until we get to our winter site- At my leisure, I will research the problem with my winter friends over a "barley pop" or two before we take any action- THANX for all replies- We appreciate all the prompt replies- JMHO- DD
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