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Old 07-03-2015, 05:11 PM   #1
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Help!!!

New owner. I have a 2006 Damon Pacific Edition 3773. On a trip in April to some cold country, the LP would not work. It had worked fine 2 weeks prior. On the control panel is a switch for the LP. There is a green light next to the switch, but I don't remember if that light comes on or not? The LP tank is full, had it checked today and filled. There's no gas to the stove, and when I try to turn on the LP water heater, you can hear it clicking, then the fault light comes on. Does it need to go into a shop, or can I figure this out, with help from here?
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When you say "Control Panel", are you talking about the panel that shows the level of your tanks (Black/Grey/Fresh/Proplane).

You said you just had your LP tank filled/checked. First, is the valve on the tank turned to the "on" position?

Next item to check is the regulator.
1. TURN OFF the LP tank Valve.
2. Loosen one of the fittings on the output side of the regulator (just 1 or 2 turns. This can be on either end of the hose.
3. Turn on the tank valve and listen for the sound of gas escaping (it won't be too loud since it is low pressure).

If you don't hear any gas sound, the regulator is bad.
Be sure to re-tighten the fitting.

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Old 07-03-2015, 06:27 PM   #3
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I believe the monitor green light must be on, check the power to it and check the fuse. Does your unit have a switch to turn the gas off? If so check that. Check that the ground for the gas solenoid valve is good as without good ground, no green light, no gas!
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:33 PM   #4
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Close the valve on the tank wait a minute. Be sure all gas appliances are turned off. Then open the valve on the tank painfully sloooooow. Now try the stove. It will take a little time for the gas to reach the stove.
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:38 PM   #5
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I agree, it sounds like a bad regulator. However, you mentioned travel to some 'cold country.' Did the outside temperature reach -44 F? That's the boiling point of LP gas. Below those temperatures, it stays a liquid and won't create the vapors needed for a LP system.

Some LP/CO gas detectors have a solenoid valve wired into the gas line to shut down the gas. If your RV has such a valve, it or the LP gas detector may have failed. Look up the model of LP/CO gas detector you have and see if it has a solenoid gas valve.
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:53 PM   #6
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Thank you guys for the posts! Update is, no power (with tester) from switch to green light on control panel. Also at the tank, the solenoid doesn't have power, according to the test light. So I'm thinking it's the switch. Have checked every fuse I can find, no luck. Have tested the LP detector, it appears to be working. Didn't undo the regulator because it doesn't look like there is power to the solenoid, so??????? Tuna have to find a repairman I guess, it's gone beyond my capabilities at this point.

But, thank you folks who answered and offered advice!!!!!!
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no propane

Check your hydrocarbon monitor. These have a reset button on then and when they sense gas they will shut off a solenoid located by your propane tank causing the exact symptoms you are having. So the purpose of these units is safety, to keep you mh from filling with gas and possibly exploding.

Often these monitors are located in the hallway near the bed room. In one motor home I had it was near the floor. In our current model it is about 48 inches above the floor so you'll have to look around a bit to find it.

Hope this helps
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