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Old 03-13-2021, 02:01 PM   #1
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Propane won't turn on, switch is on

I have a 2004 holiday rambler endeavor.
Just bought it of a guy, and it sat for 4 years.
propane tank is full and the switch mounted left of the tank is on, but lite next to it is not.
no propane at stove ,and furnace shuts off after 30 seconds...help?????
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Did you open the valve?
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RE: "just bought it of a guy, and it sat for 4 years.
propane tank is full and the switch mounted left of the tank is on, but lite next to it is not."


Why do you think the tank is full? 4 years is plenty of time to allow a leak to empty the tank.
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I have a 2004 holiday rambler endeavor.
Just bought it of a guy, and it sat for 4 years.
propane tank is full and the switch mounted left of the tank is on, but lite next to it is not.
no propane at stove ,and furnace shuts off after 30 seconds...help?????
So, If you have a light next to the switch, then you most likely have an electronic valve. Those lights burn out all the time. I carry spares. You'll need to get a 12 volt test light out (if the above is true) and start checking things. On off switch may be bad. Mine is a simple rotary switch. Let us know what you find.
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Did you open the valve?
what valve, and where located.? I see no valve at the tank. Just the LP on off switch.
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Old 03-13-2021, 04:40 PM   #6
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Do you have house battery power and the battery disconnect switch ON.

That switch should be near the door.

There may not be a hand valve, if it has an electric solenoid to turn the gas on and off.

How do you know the tank is full ?
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Did you open the valve?
what valve, and where located.? I see no valve at the tank. Just the LP on off switch.
When you look at the propane tank do you see only the rounded end and a fill point ?
The service valve on the tank; yours may be half way under the coach and have an access panel in the center of the back basement compartment wall. The electric solenoid will also be there for shutting the gas off.

The service valve , has a full flow protection shut off , built in .
Back pressure in the system keeps the full flow device open , with the system completely drained over the years , the electric solenoid opening could have triggered the full flow to shut off . To reset , the service valve must be shut off , then ( with the electric solenoid on ) and all propane appliances off opened VERY slowly to allow back pressure to build up and hold the full flow open.
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Mine has a solenoid valve mounted directly to the tank. That valve has a manual shutoff valve, also.

If it were me, I’d make sure the manual valve is open, if it has one, and check for voltage at the valve and go from there.

Looks like this.
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Do you have house battery power and the battery disconnect switch ON.

That switch should be near the door.
I see that switch, does not seem to work. So I turned the generator on, not close enough to a shore power. Still zero

There may not be a hand valve, if it has an electric solenoid to turn the gas on and off.

How do you know the tank is full?
stopped a loves truck stop, they filled it up.
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[QUOTE=KanzKran;5671370]Mine has a solenoid valve mounted directly to the tank. That valve has a manual shutoff valve, also.

If it were me, Id make sure the manual valve is open, if it has one, and check for voltage at the valve and go from there.

Looks like this.

Do not see a valve like that at the tank.
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When you look at the tank and switch what do you see ?
Picture one or picture two ?
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[QUOTE=Skip426;5671443]When you look at the tank and switch what do you see ?
Picture one or picture two

picture 1, the top one/ The tank is mounted 90 degrees to the chassis, so I only see the front end
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On my motorhome the propane leak detector has a on and off switch
and if that propane leak detector is on off then the propane will not come on

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Do you have house battery power and the battery disconnect switch ON.

That switch should be near the door.
I see that switch, does not seem to work. So I turned the generator on, not close enough to a shore power. Still zero

There may not be a hand valve, if it has an electric solenoid to turn the gas on and off.

How do you know the tank is full?
stopped a loves truck stop, they filled it up.
If your inside lights, fans and pumps don't work, the gas won't either.

Do the lights.... work with the generator running ?
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