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Old 09-08-2016, 07:52 PM   #1
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No propane getting to any appliance!

Even though they didn't absolutely have to have it, I filled my propane tanks up yesterday in preparation of a camping weekend. This morning I went out and switched the fridge over from electric to propane to hopefully cool it down a little bit more.

I came home this evening to my wife sputtering and spouting about how the fridge just got warmer all day. It was currently at 50. Except that my wife doesn't sputter and spout, that was me after she told me. I went out and tried to start the stove but no propane came out. The propane light on the fridge was blinking.

I looked at the level indicator behind the propane tanks to see what was happening there, and the indicator was on red. For both tanks. I shut both tanks off waited, and then slowly opened it up. No love. I also unhooked the propane hoses from the tanks and reconnected them. Again no luck.

Does anybody have any ideas what could be the problem? I know I've exhausted my knowledge just from what I did!
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:58 PM   #2
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When did the gas last work?

If you have a gas grill at home try one or both of the tanks there.
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I'd definitely suspect a leak downstream of the regulator if the regulator is not the culprit. It would have had to switch over to bleed off both tanks.
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Did you watch them fill the tanks? Did they use a screw driver to do any adjustments to the flow? I have had the refuel technician shut my tanks off and I had them given to me with a slight leak.
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Thanks folks!

I went out and hooked up our grill directly to the tank. It wouldn't light either. There was also no "pffftttt" sound when I unhooked the tank.

He did fiddle with the screw on the tank, however they were in tight and when I loosened them, pressured propane gasses came out. Strange.

The tanks were last used two weeks ago.
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Take em back to the fill station.
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I guess so. Will do that in the AM. Thanks folks!
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:59 PM   #8
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I shut both tanks off waited, and then slowly opened it up.
It cannot be stressed enough that these OPD tanks need to be slowly opened--I know firsthand. Maybe give it another try...
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Have you removed the tanks from the carrier to see if there's propane? Easy to tell by weight.
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Have you removed the tanks from the carrier to see if there's propane? Easy to tell by weight.
Yes I have. They are both "full" as far as I can tell.
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