Originally Posted by bill and theresa
My regulator never turns red. The tank in use goes empty and it switches to the other tank but stays green,next I have both tanks empty and it is still green. After I took both tanks to fill , I returned and the indicator was red. Anyone else had this problem or do I just need to replace the regulator.
It sounds like your regulator dial flag was installed upside down at the factory. You are getting exactly opposite readings from what you should be when you do what you say in your posts. The basic position of what is just a cardboard red on top and green on the bottom s/be red because when there is no pressure coming from the EMPTY tank, there is nothing to lift the colored board. When there is pressure coming from a FULL tank, the pressure flowing by pushes the board up so its top red part disappears and instead you see the green bottom part of the board. Yours seems to be working exactly upside down.
I'll bet your regulator is a Fairview. Mine was and it lasted exactly 20 mins with the furnace on. Dealer has replaced it with a supposedly better Olympia (he unfortunately had no Marshall brand in stock, go figure) and I'm just doing the "wait and see routine" as replacement only happened last week.
I have a strong suspicion that in addition to the cheap faulty regulator I may end up having to replace the pigtails too, based on lots of info I have read in this and other forums on erratic LP Gas systems.
They are putting junk foreign made parts into our supposedly American made RVs and TTs nowadays so, these complaint forums are going to grow exponentially I think.