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Old 11-19-2015, 12:54 PM   #21
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This sensor keeps the propane solenoid/valve open. Of course if you can find where to shut it down, it will close the LP. The RV manufacturers purposely make it difficult, because they want it on line all the time to sniff out LP and CO as well. Its purpose is to alarm and also shut down the LP. I believe there is a light weight wire coming directly off the batteries with an inline fuse. That might be it. That is what bubbles also believes.

When I had the *problem with the sensor in the summer, it shut down my LP fridge while travelling. I pulled the sensor, removed the crimped connectors and installed wire-nuts. That way I could disconnect the sensor and connect the solenoid valves white wire to 12 volt to keep the fridge on.

This was an emergency temp. patch until I replaced the sensor.

*Although the sensor has a limited life, I shortened its life by spraying beer into it. It apparently didn't like my brand

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Old 11-19-2015, 01:39 PM   #22
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Thanks, will need to take a look.
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Old 11-19-2015, 02:35 PM   #23
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I just checked. There are 2 wires with in-line fuses coming off the chassis batteries. Pulled both fuses and the sensor still had power. Checked the house batteries and did not see any wires with in-line fuses there.
Location of the fuse still remains a mystery.
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:47 PM   #24
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Wow! Maybe it goes to the engine battery.
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:19 PM   #25
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I had a similar experience with that a few months ago before our 900 mile trip. I was doing routine maintenance, then the lp alarm went off during the night and drained our battery. Recharged the battery and the alarm still went on, turned the disconnect switch off and back on, did not reset, so I cut the wires off the lp sensor and ordered a replacement for about 16 dollars. Our trailer is more than 2 yrs old, I read the lp sensor, and it does state it expires in 2 yrs and need to be replaced, I am not sure if you can clean the sensor out on the old ones but the sensor is pretty cheap, once this one goes I'll get a much better replacement.
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I would tear that *^#~Ä£• thing out of the wall and throw in out the window as I was driving down the highway!! That's what I would do, but that's just me.


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I would tear that *^#~Ä£• thing out of the wall and throw in out the window as I was driving down the highway!! That's what I would do, but that's just me.


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Old 11-20-2015, 09:55 AM   #28
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Wow! Maybe it goes to the engine battery.
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That is where I found the 2 fuses. Attached to the engine battery. Neither one shut the sensor off when I pulled them.
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If you did that, you would not be able to use anything needs propane. The sensor is wired to a valve on the tank that will stop the flow of gas if it goes off or is missing from the system.
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