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Old 11-03-2010, 06:59 PM   #1
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stove won't light

last fill up was at sea level. now sitting at 2500 feet. for some reason the cooking stove won't light. the propane heat works fine.
is there a way to "bleed" the lines or what to do.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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You bleed the stove lines by opening a burner - or all of them. Are you getting spark? Did you try a match? Any propane at all flowing from the burner(s)?

If no gas from the burners, you can check for gas flow from the line that feeds the stove. Only do this if you are familiar with handling gas lines - get help if not. Turn the LP tank valve off. Remove the stove top and disconnect the gas line input, then open the tank valve slowly while somebody monitors the open gas line. Use a propane sniffer device to see if gas is flowing. And make sure there are no sparks or flames near by!
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There was an earlier thread about the gas lines getting pinched off where the stove was installed in a slide out and the flex line got bent or pinched
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stove

getting a spark plus using a lighter. seems like there is no flow at all.
how long would you keep the burner s on before deciding it is something other that a "bleeding" problem.
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No more than a minute.

You could have a pinched line if its in a slide, or a glob of oil could have become lodged in the orifice. Sometimes oily globules form in the bottom of the propane tank and can get sucked up into the lines. They usually foul the regulator and stop most everything, but sometimes the glob gets to an individual appliance and just affects that. The orifice (jet) is tiny and the slightest thing will block it.
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There was an earlier thread about the gas lines getting pinched off where the stove was installed in a slide out and the flex line got bent or pinched
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This happened to me. Try lighting the stove with the slide in. My fix was to adjust the maximum extension of the slide.
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