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Old 07-25-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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Stove won"t Light

Went camping July 4th weekend and was going to use the stove in the camper. (23FB Jayflight G2) I went out and turned on the propane gas and made sure the level was turned to that tank.
Went in and turned the knob to a burner and......nothing.
The tanks are full. Anyone have a guess?
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:19 AM   #2
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Not sure which stove you have, but mine has a sparking knob that must be turned to activate the spark that lights the burner. Also, maybe you have air in the line, that needs to be purged.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:55 AM   #3
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the newer propane tanks have safety's on them. It could be air in the line but if not, disconnect the hose from the propane. That reset's the safety and then put it back on and always turn your tanks on slowly. If your turn them on to fast the safety activates and you won't get proper flow. I hope this works out for you.
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the newer propane tanks have safety's on them. It could be air in the line but if not, disconnect the hose from the propane. That reset's the safety and then put it back on and always turn your tanks on slowly. If your turn them on to fast the safety activates and you won't get proper flow. I hope this works out for you.
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the newer propane tanks have safety's on them. It could be air in the line but if not, disconnect the hose from the propane. That reset's the safety and then put it back on and always turn your tanks on slowly. If your turn them on to fast the safety activates and you won't get proper flow. I hope this works out for you.
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Ok, I will do just that.
Disconnect, reconnect and slowly turn the tank valve on.
Will let you know if this works. Thanks!
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the newer propane tanks have safety's on them. It could be air in the line but if not, disconnect the hose from the propane. That reset's the safety and then put it back on and always turn your tanks on slowly. If your turn them on to fast the safety activates and you won't get proper flow. I hope this works out for you.
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Not sure which stove you have, but mine has a sparking knob that must be turned to activate the spark that lights the burner. Also, maybe you have air in the line, that needs to be purged.
I have run into both of those scenarios.
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Usually, my stove does not want to lite either after it has not been used for awhile. I figured the lines had air in them and needed purging. Before I try to ignite the hot water heater even I lite one of the burners on the stove first manually, to get the air out. I also open the propane valve slowly so as to not activate the safety devices. Once one burner has lit, we don't have any problems igniting the gas water heater or another burner on the stove with the igniter switch.
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I open my propane tank as fast as I like and it works after the air is purged. On the other hand the pigtail I bought for my portable barbeque has this safety feature that requires the knob to be turned on slowly. I figure my trailer does not have this"feature".

Top the OP - I suspect air in the lines. After not using the RV for a while, I turn on all burners on the stove for a couple of seconds and them I attempt to light all three. It may take a few tries but once lit I let them burn for about a minute then I fire up the fridge. This is my routine the evening before departing. Works every time.
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I open my propane tank as fast as I like and it works after the air is purged. On the other hand the pigtail I bought for my portable barbeque has this safety feature that requires the knob to be turned on slowly. I figure my trailer does not have this"feature".
If your pig-tail has the green knob then almost certainly it has the valve. I'd suspect there is a bit of variability in the sensitivity of these "features". A guy in a propane shop told me that sometimes you have to remove the connection and "tap" it a bit to get the valve open again.
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