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Old 10-23-2017, 04:39 PM   #1
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propane only working on stove

I just had to refill my propane tank, and now the heater, the water heater, nor the refrigerator will light, though the stove lights. I tried for a half-hour to light the three items on the left-hand side of the trailer, even took out the gas jet on the refrigerator and cleaned it. Nothing doing. Does anyone have an idea what might be wrong?
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Old 10-23-2017, 05:06 PM   #2
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Did they work just prior to refilling the tank?
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Old 10-23-2017, 05:14 PM   #3
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I have no idea what happened, but I just went out and re-opened the valve on the propane tank, and everything now is working! WTF!!! No idea why only the stove was working, but now all is working. Sometimes I just don't know what is happening, but since we are leaving for a rally in 2 days, I'm happy.
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Glad to see that is resolved, William! You can't miss that tenth rally!!! Or whatever one.
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You may have opened the propane tank valve too quickly the first time, which would activate a safety valve that shut off flow.
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Old 10-23-2017, 05:54 PM   #6
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Yeah, there are some annoying safety features on the "newer" LP tanks. If you have appliances on before you open the valve on the LP tank, it will sense too much flow and shut it down. That's why you have to turn it off and back on to get it going again. Just make sure everything is off before you open the valve on the tank.
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Old 10-23-2017, 05:56 PM   #7
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Sometimes I've even had to take the hose off and back onto the tank to get it to reset. They are annoying!
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Doesn't explain why the stove still worked.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:40 PM   #9
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Doesn't explain why the stove still worked.
You'll still get some gas out of the line (at a low presssure) after that safety feature kicks in, so maybe the stove worked, but just a very low flame? OP would have to confirm or not.
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Sometimes I've even had to take the hose off and back onto the tank to get it to reset. They are annoying!
Yes we did .Eric and I were checking regulator Pressures at the Mississippi Rally. I got in a hurry and opened the tank valve when the Weber gas valve was open. Had a.bery low
Flame that quickly went out. What could we do? what could we do? Shut everything off.
Take hose loose, drank a beer, discussed Boyle’s Law, valve reset and hooked it all up and slowly opened the tank valve. All worked well. Had a celebratory beer. Then Eric went to jail for trying to sell a grill on Federal Property.
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