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Old 07-25-2003, 01:40 PM   #1
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Fridge won't start

I have the three way Dometic. Just wanted to turn it on with propnae for it to be cold tonight, but I only hear the click click click of the pilot lighter. I will be going to see if I need more propane. That's probably what it is. No wonder my generator keeps shutting off too...I might be empty. The PO said it's a propane gen set although the manual says it's a gas one. I will have to check all this stuff out soon. Only had it for 3 months and no time. Needless to say, I hope that's all it is!
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Old 07-25-2003, 01:44 PM   #2
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On your control panel you should have a propane gauge. Now they are notriously wrong, so take it with a grain of salt. There is a direct read on the tank too, so you can check it there.
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Old 07-25-2003, 01:52 PM   #3
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Yeah, the panel always says empty, and the tank itself has that little round window with the red marker. The PO told me where it should be when empty, but I have my doubts that he was very knowledgeable about that. It reads half according to his version. Still, I'm gonna check it out.
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Old 07-25-2003, 02:16 PM   #4
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check the stove...

a quick and easy check...

if a burner will light, then your refrigerator should eventually. If the stove won't light... then you're out of propane!!! (not that I've ever done that too... )

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Once in a blue moon the ignitor does not work. I do the stove test pressure and ingition. If that works, I have Brandi hold the buttons in and I go outside to manually start it.

It's only happened once or twice.
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This is slightly off topic, but seeing how were talking about gas-

If you have two full tanks on the front and both of the valves are on and you run out of gas, does the switch change over automaticly to the full tank?
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Fridge won't start

Greetings Overlander76!

The answer to "automatic switchover" is a QUALIFIED Yes. There are two types of LP regulators - - manual switchover and automatic switchover. My '64 Overlander has had an automatic switchover for as long as I can remember. My '78 Argosy, which was all original for all intents and purposes when I purchased it had a manual swtichover LP regulator. The main difference between the two regulators was the sight glass on the automatic unit that turns red when the selected tank is empty to remind the user to switch to the second (hopefully) full tank, and refill the tank that has just been emptied. There was no site glass or other indicator other than the switching lever on the manual control that my '78 Minuet had (it now has a new automatic switchover regulator).

With an automatic switchover regulator, the regulator automatically selects that tank with LP, but the switch must be set to the tank with gas prior to removing the empty tank to avoid having a release of LP as the empty tank is removed.

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Re: Fridge won't start

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I have the three way Dometic. Just wanted to turn it on with propnae for it to be cold tonight, but I only hear the click click click of the pilot lighter. I will be going to see if I need more propane. That's probably what it is. No wonder my generator keeps shutting off too...I might be empty. The PO said it's a propane gen set although the manual says it's a gas one. I will have to check all this stuff out soon. Only had it for 3 months and no time. Needless to say, I hope that's all it is!
All my gas appliances have their own shut-off valve under the coach. Have you checked those?
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