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Old 03-06-2020, 06:47 AM   #1
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Can/should I lubricate my switchover dial?

This morning I went to change over my lp tanks from the empty to the full and the dial got to the straight up position and hung up. Didn't want to continue on to the new tank position. With some encouragement (I pushed the bejesus out of the thing) it did make it far enough to use the full tank. Is it possible that this just needs a tad of lubrication or is it probably shot? I'm reluctant to start spraying lub on something I shouldn't.
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Old 03-06-2020, 07:08 AM   #2
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This morning I went to change over my lp tanks from the empty to the full and the dial got to the straight up position and hung up. Didn't want to continue on to the new tank position. With some encouragement (I pushed the bejesus out of the thing) it did make it far enough to use the full tank. Is it possible that this just needs a tad of lubrication or is it probably shot? I'm reluctant to start spraying lub on something I shouldn't.

Original? Replace.

Ours started to feel funky two seasons ago, replaced with a Marshall unit.

Together with new supply lines.

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Replace is the low risk way to go as Bob indicates, but sure you can lubricate it with some "dry" lube or some water displacing lubricant/corrosion protectant like WD40 or Corrosion X. If it doesn't "loosen" up after lubing under the knob to the stem then it is hanging up inside and you will have to replace it or disassemble it... I would do that but maybe that is not a task for the weak at heart.

Ill let you use your judgement.

Note to Bob: Your stuff is always so nice looking and organized. I don't dare post pictures of my stuff. I couldn't compete!
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Note to Bob: Your stuff is always so nice looking and organized. I don't dare post pictures of my stuff. I couldn't compete!
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Original? Replace.

Ours started to feel funky two seasons ago, replaced with a Marshall unit.

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Nice upgrade. I was just observing that the factory hoses rub the cover and lp assembly at multiple locations. Is the Marshall switching valve considered the benchmark of reliability, I have not researched it?
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Nice upgrade. I was just observing that the factory hoses rub the cover and lp assembly at multiple locations. Is the Marshall switching valve considered the benchmark of reliability, I have not researched it?
It was a bit more expensive than the AS original, but the quality shows, it also has higher flow rate. Seems to make things easier to start up after storage.👍

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