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Old 03-17-2019, 01:05 PM   #1
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Help, no power to Safe T Alert propane detector

2011 Berkshire 390qs. I have no power to the propane detector which in turn shuts the solenoid to the tank. Manual says there is a 5amp inline fuse somewhere.
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:44 PM   #2
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No idea.... but pull the panel out of the wall and take a peek there. Then look in compartments below..... Also look in compartment under driver's window. There's quite a few in line fuses I have no idea what they do.

Also, the reason that it has an in-line fuse is because it is, I believe, wired so you can't shut it off with the battery switch.... so look below where any direct take-off may be.

Meanwhile you can run temporary power to it to get the solenoid open.
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Old 03-17-2019, 02:28 PM   #3
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Have replace ours and never did found the inline fuse. Skip
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:28 PM   #4
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I'm not familiar with your lp detector but if it is the combo CO/LP detector they have a life span of 5 years. They are supposed to chirp every minute or so but I've heard where some just shut down. Since your Berk is 8 yrs old I think it's time for a new one.
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:41 PM   #5
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Found online another thread that it was in the in inverter compartment on the wall. Here's a picture. 5 ampClick image for larger version

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Old 03-17-2019, 05:01 PM   #6
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That looks like a VERY viable candidate! Nice of FR to label that and/or have a picture and directions in the manual like everything else.....
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:08 PM   #7
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That looks like a VERY viable candidate! Nice of FR to label that and/or have a picture and directions in the manual like everything else.....
Mine looks a little different but I found the blown fuse. Thanks for sending me in the right direction.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-18-2019, 12:32 PM   #8
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Now you have to ask your self,,,,why did the fuse blow?
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:26 PM   #9
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Now you have to ask your self,,,,why did the fuse blow?
Well... yes. But you give it the benefit of the doubt and say it was old and tired. Replace it and...... if it does it again.... then we officially have a problem.

Sawmill, glad you got it figured out.....
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:57 PM   #10
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If a replacement fuse immediately blows, the likely culprit is a shorted solenoid coil. You can verify this by disconnecting the solenoid power line behind the detector. Safe-t-Alert does not sell replacement solenoids; you need to purchase the replacement kit which includes the detector and solenoid. It's also possible that a kit replacement will have a solenoid with different sized fittings on it. Hopefully, if you order a replacement from FR, you'll get one with the correct fittings.


I know this because the solenoid failed this way in my 2011 Georgetown after two years. I ran into these issues getting a replacement at an independent service center. This past Summer, the solenoid again failed. I was able to locate a replacement on the web and replaced it myself. I wouldn't recommend a DIY repair unless you're comfortable working on propane or natural gas lines.


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