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Old 01-11-2016, 10:24 PM   #1
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3051 propane issue

So I went out tonight to install my replacement tv (warranty covered no problem!) and being it was 29 degrees out there I wanted to run the propane heater while in the rig. Turned on the gas outside, went inside and tried to light the stove to drag gas into the lines and I got nothing!!! Tried turning the gas off and on at the tank and still no good. I used the furnace a week ago with no issues but since then I've closed up the slide and I'm wondering if there is some sort of shutoff with the slide in? Can't imagine that's the issue or I couldn't run the fridge on propane while driving. Outside gauge reads just under half full and inside reads 3/4. Wondering if they are both off? May have to get the tank filled to be sure or get the t adapter and try running things on a 20lb external tank. Thoughts?
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:30 AM   #2
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There have been discussions on the forum lately reference slide out gas lines getting pinched when retracted, then working fine with slideout is extended. Might be a good way to start diagnosing. Can propane bottles freeze up?
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:25 AM   #3
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Propane is a gas that converts to a liquid due to the relative warmth of the outside walls of the tank. When really cold it still converts just slower. The less propane in the tank the slower it converts still. I'm not saying the problem is a 1/2 full tank in cold weather... Just adding another variable to consider.

PS. I don't know this other than it is what my propane guy told me.
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Old 01-12-2016, 02:15 AM   #4
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Frozen regulator, try warm water over grey cover to defrost regulator. Try to light stove, if it works then you have moisture in the propane tank. Never properly purged at first fill. Find a propane dealer that will inject methanol into tank. This will prevent further freezing and soak up moisture to be burned.
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:37 PM   #5
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Was in the 50's here today so thought I would give it a try again. Still no gas to the stovetop. Figured I would try the furnace and it worked just fine but still no gas to the stovetop. Thinking something is pinched off with the slide in or is there some sort of cutoff circuit to prevent stove use while the slide is in?


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Old 01-14-2016, 05:38 PM   #6
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There have been discussions on the forum lately reference slide out gas lines getting pinched when retracted, then working fine with slideout is extended. Might be a good way to start diagnosing. Can propane bottles freeze up?

Can you point me to those discussions while I Keep searching?


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Old 01-16-2016, 03:25 PM   #7
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You probably have a cutoff valve in the closed position, have you used the stove before.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:42 AM   #8
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Stove worked fine when open. Hoping there is not a flex tube getting pinched when the slide is in.
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Propane line pinched NY slide
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:52 AM   #10
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We had the exact same problem with our 3051S and found out it was indeed a pinched hose. The dealer somehow secured it to solve the problem. Works fine now.
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