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Old 09-12-2016, 03:47 PM   #1
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Stove won't lite

The stove was working fine until we exchanged the tank. Now we can not get the stove to lite. It's is the original Magic Chef stove 1972 Argosy, and we turned the valve on under the stove top. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Did you refill the tank, or did you get a Blue Rhino exchange?
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Try turning off the new tank. Wait for a while, then turn it back on very, very slowly. There is an excess flow valve in the new tanks that will stop the flow if you turn it on too quickly. Just barely opening the valve sometimes slowly pressurizes the rest of the system and avoids tripping the valve.


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Those stoves are so simple they rarely fail if kept clean. Did you try all 4 burners? Also, turn on the valve at the propane tank, then at the stove and try letting the gas flow WHILE LIGHTING with a propane match!!!! You may have emptied the feeder line.
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Yes it was a Rhino exchange, and we tried it again opening it slowly and it works!
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I'm new to much of this. I take the lesson to be that a tank received via a Rhino exchange is a tank likely with an excess flow valve that needs to be turned on slowly. Who would have thought that - I have much to learn. Safe travels. Dennis
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Stove won't lite

Most modern tanks with the Acme threaded connector have OPD valves. That is where the improved safety stuff came from.

Interestingly, the nut that you tighten to connect to the tank is designed to melt in a fire, disconnect, and then the excess flow valve is supposed to cut gas flow instantly. That's why all the pigtails have plastic nuts on them.

Actually not a bad improvement safety-wise, but has subtle quirks at times. Having seen a few old style tanks go nuts and leak massively, this is truly an improvement in spite of the occasional inconvenience.


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