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Old 10-17-2015, 03:50 PM   #1
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I have a 1994 Fleetwood Pace Arrow with an LP tank about 40% full. The range, and both furnaces will not ignite. In fact, I cannot smell gas at the range when I turn the burner on. Could be an electrical problem; no sure. Anyone familiar with this problem? (The furnaces will operate but no heat.)
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I have a 1994 Fleetwood Pace Arrow with an LP tank about 40% full. The range, and both furnaces will not ignite. In fact, I cannot smell gas at the range when I turn the burner on. Could be an electrical problem; no sure. Anyone familiar with this problem? (The furnaces will operate but no heat.)
Don't think it is electrical. 1. Be sure valve at the tank is "Open". 2. Be sure you really have LP gas in the tank. LP gas gauges are notoriously inaccurate. 3. If 1. an 2 are OK, then the next thing to check is the gas regulator. A service tech will have to evaluate that probably by replacing it. 4. Be sure there are no pinched gas lines. With your issue, it would be near the tank and regulator.

Stove has piezzo ignition. Do you see any electrical spark when you turn the sparker? If you do and cannot get the stove to work, most likely you have no gas or a bad regulator.

Good luck.
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With no smell at the range, I'd be temped to say you have a bad gauge. But!
There are some coaches with a LP shut off solenoid tied into the LP gas leak detector, so testing the detector would be in order, a bad fuse there could be an issue.
Question. Was the supply valve turned off at the tank ? Most tanks have a , line burst shut off, built into the tank valve. Opening the valve quickly will trigger the shut off, as back pressure in the system keeps it open. If you are sure there is propane in the tank, then close the valve and open it VERY slowly, after making sure every LP appliance is shut off; the slow opening allows pressure to build up and keep the burst valve open.
If you have propane and still no flow then you probably need a new regulator.
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With no smell at the range, I'd be temped to say you have a bad gauge. But!
There are some coaches with a LP shut off solenoid tied into the LP gas leak detector, so testing the detector would be in order, a bad fuse there could be an issue.
Question. Was the supply valve turned off at the tank ? Most tanks have a , line burst shut off, built into the tank valve. Opening the valve quickly will trigger the shut off, as back pressure in the system keeps it open. If you are sure there is propane in the tank, then close the valve and open it VERY slowly, after making sure every LP appliance is shut off; the slow opening allows pressure to build up and keep the burst valve open.
If you have propane and still no flow then you probably need a new regulator.
Good call, Skip426. This "burst line shut off" has been code for the RV industry for quite some time. It is there incase of accidents. Do what Skip426 said. It will probably solve your problem.
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