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Old 04-05-2015, 03:57 PM   #1
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Propane Leak Detector

I just got my 2014 Keystone Hideout out of storage, I had taken the batteries out before going into storage and kept them in my basement on 3/4" plywood. I checked them weekly for voltage, I just put them back in my trailer and check out every thing uses 12V. EVERY thing works great accept the Propane Leak Detector, it CHIRPS about ever 30 Seconds. I have tried the reset with no difference, my batteries show 13.5 Volts each. I have checked each cell with a Hydrometer, all shows 13.5 except tow that show 12.0-11.7. I bought the trailer NEW last April so the Leak Detector should be ok, any ideas or suggestions?
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Try blowing it out with a can of compressed air. My LP detector, although older than yours, also started chirping last Spring when I hooked up the batteries again. I just replaced it because it was due, but perhaps you can try the air to blow out dust and also contact dealer. Are you still under warranty?
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Try blowing it out with a can of compressed air. My LP detector, although older than yours, also started chirping last Spring when I hooked up the batteries again. I just replaced it because it was due, but perhaps you can try the air to blow out dust and also contact dealer. Are you still under warranty?
x2, had the same problem and results.
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I had the same problem. Tried everything to fix it. I just put a new one in and that solved the problem. It's an easy swap.
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Thanks, I will try blowing it out first, the repair shop thinks the batteries are low on charge, as I stated they are fully charged. this unit is Hard wired into the 12V system, how should I go about replacing it? just disconnect the batteries and cut the wires and solder the new one on?
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Normally I think you'll find wire nuts tucked behind the detector. Since it's just now a year old, I'd still try to get the dealer or Keystone to pay for a new detector. Amazon has them starting at about $50.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:42 PM   #7
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Thanks to all for your great advice, I fixed the CHIRP!
with the acoustics in my trailer the CHIRP sounded like it came from lp unit, even after I cut it loose and held it in my hand. after removing my Hearing Aids and walking around a bit, I found it, I changed the battery in the SMOKE DETECTOR!!!
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