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Old 10-10-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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Question Propane Gauge

My inside propane gauge always shows full. The gauge on the tank shows the correct amount. Does full indicate an open circuit or short?

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Old 10-10-2013, 05:04 PM   #2
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Probably means a bad sensor. If it doesn't bother you just go by the gauge on the tank. I never rely on my sensors for much of anything and I have an 03 MH.

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Old 10-11-2013, 04:36 AM   #3
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You've got to know how the gauge works to answer your question. Most I've seen say 0-90 ohms, empty to full, which is the same as the old Chevys. In that case it would be open.

I've also seen posts saying that isn't the only sender used, but never any other values. I know a cheap, easy, quick thing to do for high resistance is clean your connections, check for voltage.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:10 AM   #4
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If you remove the wire from the sending unit, the inside gauge will show either empty or full. I forget which. If you'll then ground that wire, the inside gauge will show the opposite. If it does the above, there's nothing wrong with the inside gauge or the wires that run to/from it. That would leave only the sending unit, or that wire's connection to the sending unit, as possible problems?
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