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Old 09-09-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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LP gas leak detector.

Never had a problem with LP or the alarm. MH has been plugged into shore power for two weeks. Just this evening we began hearing the LP detector alarm. I open the door and can smell no gas even at floor level. The range is off, the furnace is off and the refer is off. Close the door and 20 minutes later the LP alarm is beeping again. I'm a little concerned. Any suggestions?
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How old is it? Ours started false alarming about a year ago. Replaced it & all is fine.

Some things that can set it off:
Perfume, Hairspray, Air fresheners (Glade, Febrez) - basically anything aerosol
Pinesol floor cleaner (ask me how I know )
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Some LP detectors can be set off by low voltage.....less than 12v.
Your nose is probably the best detector. Smell at floor level near the LP detector.
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Its a 2005 Southwind. Like I said it had been plugged into shore power for two weeks. I disconnected from shore power and the alarm stopped going off. Strange. Hope it doesn't start the false alarm beeping while we're camping.
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Its a 2005 Southwind. Like I said it had been plugged into shore power for two weeks. I disconnected from shore power and the alarm stopped going off. Strange. Hope it doesn't start the false alarm beeping while we're camping.
It's probably dying of old age. Replace it. It's cheap and easy.
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Foam carpet cleaner set mine off.
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Check the house batteries. Overcharging (as indicated by low water levels) can produce hydrogen which will set off the alarm. Unplugging shore power would have stopped the charging.

Also, when the cooling unit of our old Norcold fridge failed, the escaping ammonia set off the LP alarm. Check behind the outside fridge access door for ammonia smell and/or yellow stains anywhere on the coils - especially on the insulation going up the burner stack.
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I had this problem and a friend recommended I remove it and clean it with either a vacuum or compressed air. Removed it and its backside was covered with dust. Vacuuming did the trick. Jeff 97 Eagle
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