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Old 07-16-2006, 05:09 PM   #1
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I started to test the LPG systems today. I hooked up my two gas tanks, checked for leaks. I then tried to light the reffer. I never could get any gas to the unit. I even disconnected the gas line right before the fridge gas valve, no gas at all. Could this be a gas regulator problem?
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Old 07-16-2006, 05:30 PM   #2
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Yes it could be a regulator problem. Have you tried the stove to see if it is getting gas. It could also be a blocked line. I had a problem in my popup and the line to the stove (only propane appliance) was blocked. The rubber line from the regulator had broken down and cracked. The propane system is pretty straight forward and all the lines are exposed under the trailer. Find where you have propane and find where you don't. The problem will be between those two points.
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there's usually a valve in the line to the fridge, but it is usually quite visible in the line as it runs under the bellypan.
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there's usually a valve in the line to the fridge, but it is usually quite visible in the line as it runs under the bellypan.
Zep - Mine has a valve for the H2O heater, stove (in the stove) and the furnace. I have no valve for the frig. I hope it's that easy.
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Zep - Mine has a valve for the H2O heater, stove (in the stove) and the furnace. I have no valve for the frig. I hope it's that easy.
Yeah , I wish it was that easy. No, I tested the stove and the water heater. I never saw a valve to the stove but I do have one on the fridge and water heater. The cabin heater is still a mystery to me, I don't know how it works, not sure where I'm supposed to light it at.

I took each hose to the regulator off the reg to see if I had flow, they do. It must be the regulator I guess

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The valve to my stove is in the stove. You fold back the top cover then lift the top surface from the front. The burner tops and all will pivot back. My valve is located under that top. The cabin heater is a mystery to me also, but it was 115 degrees today....
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The valve to my stove is in the stove. You fold back the top cover then lift the top surface from the front. The burner tops and all will pivot back. My valve is located under that top. The cabin heater is a mystery to me also, but it was 115 degrees today....
Ok found it, thanks

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have any of you had to replace the regulator? Mine is frozen and the valve won't turn, and it seems wise to simply replace. I was told that a newer valve might not allow enough gas through... or something. Any thoughts on the subject are welcome

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I replaced the regulator on my '63, just did not trust a 40+ year old regulator. Just purchased a new one at the local RV dealer. At the same time I had my propane tanks upgraded at the local propane dealer and added modern supply lines. Everything is working fine.
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