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Old 09-09-2012, 11:40 AM   #1
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no lp when not plugged into shore power

I am sure this has been covered before but I am pushed for time so kinda need an answer asap. I have no gas on the stove, fridge, water heater or heater unless the generator is on or I am hooked up to the sticks and bricks. as soon as we unplug then everything stops working. we charged up the batteries and they look good. the lights in the rv come on and the stairs come in and out. I have an 89 winnebago elandon and we are leaving in a couple of days were we will be boondocking. there is propane in the tank. like I said as soon as I unplug from the s&b the fridge shuts off and no gas is getting to the stove top. please give me some suggestions or advice,I have been looking online for two hours and can't find an answer, thanks angela
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The fridge is probably running off the house current when it's plugged in, so it's natural for it to shut off if 110v goes away, and unless it's an auto-changeover it must be manually changed to gas and relit.

First question: Are you absolutely sure there's fuel in the tank? Can you light the stove burners when the rig's on 110v?

I ask this seemingly obnoxious question because propane is supplied by pressure, not electricity, and the gas supply itself can't be affected by a lack of power.

Ignition is another story, but first things first...
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #3
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yes the stove will light when rv is plugged in, but not able to light it when unplugged, which is weird because I didn't think the stove top needed electricity to light, just propane. I have the three way fridge set to lp
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Weird...if the stove burners are lit, do they also go out when you unplug from 110v?
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When I began reading your post my first thought was that your batteries were shot and not providing the needed 12vdc to the control board(s) or electric shut off valves. If you're sure the batteries are good... it's a mystery.

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if I have the stove lit, as soon as I unplug it they go out, plus it is only the things that are lp related that are affected
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I checked all the fuses and breakers and nothing is amiss
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if I have the stove lit, as soon as I unplug it they go out, plus it is only the things that are lp related that are affected
I'm confused- do you mean to say that the other propane-fired appliances stay lit when you unplug?
On edit

Never mind- I reread that sentence...

I'm stumped- sure does seem to be electrical-related...hope somebody else chimes in with an answer!
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no they all go off as soon as it is unplugged
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when I say they I mean the fridge, water heater,, heater and stovetop
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are there fuses I could be missing?
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A solenoid that shuts off the propane valve when no there is no electrical power ?
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A solenoid that shuts off the propane valve when no there is no electrical power ?
That's sure what I'm thinking.

Do all other 12v fixtures work fine when disconnected from shore and gennie off? Something might be cutting 12v to that master switch.

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i believe you have a 12volt solenoid valve at the tank. It is on a delay system when you stop engine for fuel it shuts propane off for an amount of time I don't remember. Also leak detector will shut if off. Check battery in that.



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