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Old 10-04-2016, 09:02 PM   #21
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The Manchester G13065 actually looks more like your existing float.
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:47 AM   #22
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Update - FR sez they will honor the warranty and replace the tank! Tank on order. They're trying to make me into a loyal customer 🙂!
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:15 PM   #23
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Wow - we just discovered the same thing with our 2017 Forester 2401WS! Only after persisting for weeks with our dealer after they first said the tank was simply empty causing the furnace to shut off, then on our pressing them that the sensor showed it to be full they then discovered the tank leaking from a faulty regulator, then after replacing the regulator, they discovered a faulty float valve which was not sending a signal to the smart panel that it was empty, and now discovering that FR won't replace just a float valve but must replace the entire propane tank and assembly! Hmmmm .... I can only hope that there won't be a new discovery after the whole propane tank is replaced .... I'm usually optimistic and forgiving but this is wearing on me.
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:47 PM   #24
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Replacing just the float probably opens them up to more liability. Replacing the whole tank is better for you too. Just a pain in the %*# to have to jump through the hoops to get things fixed when the fix is obvious to me ... just sayin'.
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:24 PM   #25
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After working fine for 2 years, I'm now having problems with the propane gauge on my 2015 FR 2861DS. Getting ready for a trip the other day, I noticed the gauge near empty which struck me as odd considering I hadn't used much since my last fill-up. The panel read the same. When I went to get it filled, the guy told me it only took a few pounds and asked me "are you sure the gauge is working?" He verified that it wouldn't take anymore but the dial gauge now only shows a little over half and the panel 1/2-3/4 after he filled it. Any insights as to what the problem may be? I would think if it was the tank float, it wouldn't work at all. Guidance would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:04 PM   #26
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Gauges are magnetic, Check the connections going to MH. One will be signal to panel the other will be a ground make sure they are tight and clean, especially the ground. If they grounded it to the tank try running another ground wire to a good source. all else fails try another sender(dial). Gauges (the part in the tank) very seldom fail, it does happen but its rare. Good luck
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:27 PM   #27
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Thanks gasman but I'm a little uncertain- I attached a photo of the gauge assembly. Both the tank gauge AND the panel light show 1/2 tank despite it being full. Before filling, they both showed 1/4 so it definitely moved some after filling. That tank gauge as shown does not attach directly inside the tank and get its info there? Would a bad electrical connection affect it as well? I would think that it is reading incorrectly and then sending wrong info to the panel. Please clarify.
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:33 PM   #28
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Pop the dial off of the gauge head and take a small magnet to the back of it. it should move and the reading inside should move. If it does dial/sender and wiring should be ok. if it doesn't dial is bad and you will need to investigate wiring or replace. If it works while its off clean the socket on the gauge with a scotch brite pad and reassemble if it doesn't change readings the the tank gauge may be bad.
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Thanks so much. I'll do that later. Just so I don't unwittingly break anything, when you say "pop" it off, how is the dial attached?
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