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Old 08-05-2019, 03:14 PM   #1
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We recently had the DSI FLT light come on in the monitor panel. What does DSI FLT stand for and what does it mean when it comes on. I'm guessing it has to do with propane as when it was on none of the propane appliances worked. Both tanks were full when the light came on. I unhooked both tanks and then reconnected them and it seemed to cure the problem. Advice?
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:29 PM   #2
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From an old Escape forum post: DSI means direct spark ignition. FLT means fault.
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Old 08-05-2019, 06:16 PM   #3
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The Suburban SW6D(E) direct spark ignition (DSI) System tries three times to light before it locks out (fault). It could be that you had air in the line. If you flip the water heater switch off, wait 5 seconds, then switch it back on it will reset and give you three more tries. It sounds like you resolved the problem.
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Old 08-07-2019, 11:33 AM   #4
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Thanks for the information. Hoping that air in the line was the problem.
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As you may know, opening the valves on the tanks real slowly sometimes helps to keep an air lock from happening. If I haven’t run things for a while on gas, I like to open a burner on my stove and light it. This will bleed off trapped air and allow the furnace or water heater to fire up more easily and sometimes the refrigerator too. YMMV
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The advantage of lighting a stove burner first is that you can see the flame. it's right there, so you know the gas is flowing.
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As you may know, opening the valves on the tanks real slowly sometimes helps to keep an air lock from happening. If I havenít run things for a while on gas, I like to open a burner on my stove and light it. This will bleed off trapped air and allow the furnace or water heater to fire up more easily and sometimes the refrigerator too. YMMV
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Good advice Dave. Whenever I have a question about something gas powered working, usually the frig, I immediately light the cook stove. I think it happens more when changing out propane tanks, even being careful with physically switching the regulator to the full tank. Changing both tanks simultaneously might mean, light the cook stove before trying anything.
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:23 PM   #8
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As you may know, opening the valves on the tanks real slowly sometimes helps to keep an air lock from happening.
The rate that the tank valves are opened won't affect air in the lines, but too quickly can trip the excess flow valve in a tank hose (pigtail), requiring the valve to be closed to reset.

Tank valves don't really need to be opened slowly; they just need to be opened a bit so propane will slowly flow and pressurize the lines, then they can be opened the rest of the way as quickly as desired.

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If I havenít run things for a while on gas, I like to open a burner on my stove and light it. This will bleed off trapped air and allow the furnace or water heater to fire up more easily and sometimes the refrigerator too.
I use this stove burner technique as required after running out of propane to get the lines purged before expecting any other appliance to run properly.
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