Originally Posted by rdjensen
Thank you for your reply.
I talked to the previous owner, and he said the detector worked fine. However, maybe he wasn't being truthful.
What you are saying makes sense though.
So I guess I can tell if there is no solenoid, however, I don't know what I am looking for.
Doesn't matter because it isn't there is my guess. the solenoid valve is a box about 4 or 5" square that will be mounted on the pipe coming out of the propane tank. The wires hanging there should be connected to it but aren't because the LPG detector doesn't work. The previous owner is lying to you. I know because on our last RV ours failed as we were getting ready to head out for a week trip elk hunting in cold conditions. No time to order and get a new control module so I removed the solenoid valve and replaced with a section of pipe. The valve will not work unless it is connected to the control module. If the module fails the valve closes, thus you would have no propane for your apliances to work. Now it is possible that the solenoid vavle failed and the control module is still good and that is why he removed the valve, but I find it highly unlikely due to the poor reputation of the CCI units.
I think I may still have our old solenoid around from our other rig. It was working fine when removed. If you would like it to try out I can see if I can find it. PM me and give me an address and I will send it to you, I have no use for it.