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Old 03-01-2015, 08:24 PM   #1
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LP smell in the heater but not outside??

I have a bit of a LP gas smell when I turn on my heater. The dealer said it was the regulator and (supposedly) put in a new one. I tested it, seemed to work fine, and took my unit home. So, we go out this weekend (2 weeks have passed now) and the heater works for about 15 mins.. then starts smelling again. Needless to say, we went without heat all weekend.
So, on to my question. How can there be smell when the heater is actually working? Seems to me the leaking gas would be burned up.. or leak outside. Not inside through the blower unit. Also, I had the gas on all weekend and didn't smell anything, inside or out and my tank is still 3/4 full. I would think that if it were leaking, the tank would go empty quickly and I'd smell it outside the rig.. or even inside the rig w/o the blower being on.

Anyone with ideas? (besides taking back to the dealer as the dealer is 125 miles away). If it's simple, I'd rather fix it myself or take it to a local Camping World.
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:45 PM   #2
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I began having such a smell out of my coach. Originally I thought it was from the heater as we bought and used the unit late in 2014 and using the heat was normal.

After some persistence I found that the heat had nothing to do with the smell, it was coming from the stove regulator.
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Are you talking about the LP furnace or a separate space heater?
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The LP furnace. I fired it up last night with the door/windows open and fans on just to see if it cleans out. After about 20 mins, I could still smell it although it was faint.
Just seems weird to me that it could be leaking IN the heater unit.
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Wouldn't that set off the LP detector?
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I haven't left it on long enough to make it to the detector other than last night and I had the rig completely opened up with fans. Something about a big BOOOM doesn't thrill me.

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call the LP dealer in the area. Ask if they have a "sniffer", and if they could find the source of the smell. May be a simple fix.
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