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Old 07-06-2016, 06:20 AM   #1
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Water Heater/Fridge Not Working On Propane

need trouble shooting help on hot water heater and fridge not working on propane but does work on electric. stove works fine on propane.
just need ideas of where to start looking.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:09 AM   #2
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Often when a propane tank has been removed for filling and the shut off valve to that is open air gets into the line. The frig and heater can not purge the air quickly because of the size of the orifice to the burner. Crack the gas line at the gas valve on the frig until you smell gas. Try to light after that.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:25 AM   #3
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Not familiar with a 2016 A$. But I would check to see if you have 12 volts DC. It might have something to do with the "store/use" switch.
If you don't have 12 volts DC the circuit boards that control these devices will not function.
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Have used fridge since tank was filled with no problem. That's what makes no sense.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:36 AM   #5
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As TG said, may be the Battery Disconnect Switch/relay position. When plugged into external power, everything will work. When on battery power the switch must be in the "USE" position for 12 vdc equipment to work.

The water heater and fridge need 12VDC for control when on propane. The propane range needs no electrical power to work.
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Why would you want to heat hot water???
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Is there a light on the control panel of the frig and does the ignition light on the hot water heater come on when you attempt to light it. If no you have NO dc power. Check the batteries and the disconnect switch.
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Yes will check this weekend. Fresh water pump works. Red light does not come on hot water heater. Store button in use position.
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Do the gas burners on the cooktop work consistently?

Check for spider nests in the propane burner tubes. Things can be working fine, spiders get drawn to heat, build nests, then kaputski in a day.

We had them recently. Might have to disassemble a bit. Designs vary.

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Yes will check this weekend. Fresh water pump works. Red light does not come on hot water heater. Store button in use position.
The red light on the water heater should come on initially and then go out. If it comes back on, the heater was unsuccessful at lighting the burner. If it doesn't come on initially you probably do not have 12 volts at the heater. Check your DC fuse panel (or auto-reset DC breakers if your trailer has those).

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OK you have batteries because the pump works. You have gas as you have used the stove.

You now have to see if the frig is getting power. Check the control panel for lights. If none there is an interruption in power, likely a circuit breaker, to the frig and hot water heater. Any 12 volts lights not working?

You may have to get a volt meter to test the circuit breakers.
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OK you have batteries because the pump works. You have gas as you have used the stove.

You now have to see if the frig is getting power. Check the control panel for lights. If none there is an interruption in power, likely a circuit breaker, to the frig and hot water heater. Any 12 volts lights not working?

You may have to get a volt meter to test the circuit breakers.

Fridge has power. Will check circuit breakers on Friday. Thanks!
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If the frig has power there is no reason to check the breaker that feeds it.

You may want to look at the fuses on the frig control board.

And check for gas at the frig gas valve by cracking the flared nut at he valve.

In troubleshooting you never assume anything without confirming first.
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Check for spider nests in the propane burner tubes. Things can be working fine, spiders get drawn to heat, build nests, then
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PS referring to burner tubes of water heater and fridge, not gas range. Previous Google link may reveal threads with similar FC25 problems.
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