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Old 06-20-2008, 05:59 AM   #1
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No Gas

On the road so not sure when I can check this but here goes.

07 27FBSE.

One 30# was empty so had it filled. Switched reg over to other tank. Everything ran fine until it was empty.

So I switch over to the recently filled tank but no gas. So then I switched the two tanks putting the filled one on the gas line that the empty one was on. Gas.

So I doubt the line from the tank to the reg is blocked (tank only off for an hour) so wondering what folks thoughts are?

So today I'll get the empty filled and try again.

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Old 06-20-2008, 06:17 AM   #2
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Some regulator and OPD valve combinations aren't the best of friends. Try this:

1. Close the full cylinder via the triangular turn handle on the top.

2. Turn the regulator away from the full cylinder. (These first two steps are just to get you back to the starting point.)

3. Turn the regulator back to the full cylinder. Your indicator on the regulator should be reading red at this point.

4. Now the important part: VERY slowly open the valve on the top of the propane cylinder. Turn just a tiny bit at a time until open. You should see the regulator indicator switch to green; you may also be able to hear a swish noise as it happens.

If the regulator goes to green, then this was likely the problem. If not, the problem lies elsewhere.

Oh, just in case, you note that you're getting alternately "no gas" and "gas." How are you making that determination?


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Old 06-21-2008, 01:22 PM   #3
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usually it`s that you didn`t have hose completely tight,I`ve ran into this on my grill. Dave
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:28 PM   #4
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Good answers so far. If your regulator doesn't have an indicator (the OEM on my 06 FB SE doesn't), the best way to check gas and run a volume back from the tank at the same time is to use the stove burners. Use a match and not the igniter. Open a stove valve and check over a period of time whether gas has arrived. Then operate what other gas using appliances you're trying to run; eg, fridge, HW heater, furnace -- don't have to do them all immediately though. Please let us know how this turns out.

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Old 07-01-2008, 08:14 AM   #5
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well got back home and tried it again. Worked fine this time so I guess it was just too much pressure too quickly on the OPD valve opening.

Thanks all.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:16 AM   #6
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I had the same problem last year. I figured the tank was empty and the guy said it was full when he went to fill it.

Items #2 and #3 here explain the testing and operation of the auto changeover valve.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:19 AM   #7
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I also had this happen to me once... the propane guy I talked to flipped the tank over (closed) and tapped the tank on the ground (softly). He said the opd's sometimes get stuck.... worked like a charm.

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