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Old 07-11-2016, 05:48 PM   #1
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I have a Fairview Automatic Changeover Regulator (vertical mount) on my 2012 Wildcat Sterling 5er that seems to be failing. The service side will not run with a full (or partial) tank. The reserve side works fine.The service side will work for about 2 or 3 minutes and then stop when using the gas stove. The indicator will be red until I leave it sit unused for about 5 minutes and then will go green until I start using it again. I tried switching tanks, but it does the same thing. Does this sound like I need to replace the regulator? If so, what is a quality regulator I can change to?
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:17 PM   #2
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Marshall makes auto-changeover regulators that usually get good reviews, but I haven't heard of rash of problems with any particular brand.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:35 PM   #3
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Verify gas flow thru the pigtails, you could have a weak excess flow check in them.
Go to your local LP Gas Dealer and get a RegO 7524B34, made in USA and 10yr warranty.
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Thanks for the suggestion to replace the pigtail. That fixed the problem!
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Glad to have helped.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:20 AM   #6
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We found the other day that our hose was not screwed tightly enough into the tank and had about the same problem. Just had to put a little more muscle Into it. All works fine now. Guess the safety check valve wasn't pushed in far enough in the propane tank.
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I have a Fairview Automatic Changeover Regulator (vertical mount) on my 2012 Wildcat Sterling 5er that seems to be failing. The service side will not run with a full (or partial) tank. The reserve side works fine.The service side will work for about 2 or 3 minutes and then stop when using the gas stove. The indicator will be red until I leave it sit unused for about 5 minutes and then will go green until I start using it again. I tried switching tanks, but it does the same thing. Does this sound like I need to replace the regulator? If so, what is a quality regulator I can change to?
Glad you got it fixed. I was going to tell you that we have a 1013 Wildcat Sterling with the same regulator and have never had a lick of trouble with it

LOVE the Sterling btw!
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:02 PM   #8
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The inside of these pigtails are a rubber hose to carry the gas and this is inside of a rubber hose, the one you can see, that holds back the pressure from damaging the inner hose. At times, and you have a 2012 model unit, these inner hoses become closed enough to prevent proper gas flow. I have cut many of these apart and seen this. You pretty well verified that this was the problem with the new hose.
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Thanks for the input Thurman. Good to know that is was something simple and not a major issue.
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