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Old 08-31-2005, 02:14 PM   #1
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Not sure how many experts there might be on the Norcold. But hoping for help. When I go off electric to propane I get an A then F code. A is no elec so understand that. F is basically propane problem. Has been happening for last couple weekend trips. Resetting by cycling is no help (need to do this after winter when propane shut off). Propane, per guage, is 1/3 full but note that when we run the burners on the stove the burn has yellow flames in it and seems to cook more slowly. Also, when I check the flame on the frig, it does ignite and operate for about 20-30 secs then stops. Makes me think that propane may be low but guage indicates otherwise.
Anyone with ideas? Suspect low propane but guages indicate otherwise. Are the guages on the tank like the water tanks, i.e., totally unreliable?
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Not sure how many experts there might be on the Norcold. But hoping for help. When I go off electric to propane I get an A then F code. A is no elec so understand that. F is basically propane problem. Has been happening for last couple weekend trips. Resetting by cycling is no help (need to do this after winter when propane shut off). Propane, per guage, is 1/3 full but note that when we run the burners on the stove the burn has yellow flames in it and seems to cook more slowly. Also, when I check the flame on the frig, it does ignite and operate for about 20-30 secs then stops. Makes me think that propane may be low but guage indicates otherwise.
Anyone with ideas? Suspect low propane but guages indicate otherwise. Are the guages on the tank like the water tanks, i.e., totally unreliable?
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Old 08-31-2005, 03:30 PM   #3
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I believe you have answered your own question, the gauges on a lot of the RV's are not that reliable.

On our first coach I had the gauges for all the tanks recalibrated at the factory.

I would fill the propane tank and then try the refrigerator. I would try the stove first to make sure that it is burning correctly.

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If the lp level is not empty you may have a pressure regulator problem or even water or oil blocking the regulator.
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I will be on the road this weekend and will fill propane and see if that works.
If regulator problem, does it require some specialist equipment to troubleshoot? And if water or oil, can that be purged readily?

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A manometer is needed to check or set the lp gas pressure. it can be connected to a gas valve on the cooktop and turned on while you have a couple others on and burning. This will give you the pressure in inches of water columm. It should be 11" when working properly. To rid the regulator of oil you will need to diconnect it from the tank and let it drain back out, remove it from the line and then purge the line with air pressure.
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Will first try filling it. Then troubleshoot after weekend if not working.
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Old 09-15-2005, 03:53 PM   #8
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Sorry for not getting back earlier on Norcold. Problem fixed itself. May have been because we ran oven for over two hours over labor day weekend and possible cleared any contamination. Don't know but did fill up and needed less than 1/2 tank in prep for 6 week trip out west. So was not because of a low tank.
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Our norcold wouldn't run on lp. Took it to dealer and all he did was blow the crud out of the burner with compressed air. Now works like a charm.
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