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Old 06-27-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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Propane not working

Was cooking the other nite and tank ran dry. Switched over to other tank, which is full. Monitor showed green. Lit the grill, ran for afew minutes ans went off. Monitor was red. Went back, turned tank off, anf reopened very slowley. Same result and smae thing this morning.

Anybody know whT is going on?
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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I would keep both tanks on and let the auto switchover do it's job. But I had situations like what you said on a full tank before. I usually fool with it and tap it on the ground and see of the OPV is stuck. My 5lb tank is notorious for it.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:39 PM   #3
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I guess if i leave the switch in the center it will pull from both tanks. Normally i move it from one side to the other when a tank empties. Ill see what happens ig i center it. Ill try the tapping
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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Auto change over regulators work on inlet pressure. When the inlet pressure falls below 10 psi it will switch to the "full" tank. All the handle does is switch the indicator. If you put it in the middle you might not get any fuel. I am confused when you say monitor/alarm was green/red do you mean the gas alarm? or does your rig have a gas level detector?
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:16 PM   #5
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Auto change over regulators work on inlet pressure. When the inlet pressure falls below 10 psi it will switch to the "full" tank. All the handle does is switch the indicator.
This took me a while to understand, to be honest. I ended up writing up a refresher for myself.

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Old 06-27-2013, 01:16 PM   #6
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Auto change over regulators work on inlet pressure. When the inlet pressure falls below 10 psi it will switch to the "full" tank. All the handle does is switch the indicator. If you put it in the middle you might not get any fuel. I am confused when you say monitor/alarm was green/red do you mean the gas alarm? or does your rig have a gas level detector?
It is a gas level indicator
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:24 PM   #7
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Auto change over regulators work on inlet pressure. When the inlet pressure falls below 10 psi it will switch to the "full" tank. All the handle does is switch the indicator. If you put it in the middle you might not get any fuel. I am confused when you say monitor/alarm was green/red do you mean the gas alarm? or does your rig have a gas level detector?
Mine does not look like that. Has a lever that moves from one side or the
Other to select the tank. Dont know how to get a picture on here.
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You may have a manual change over valve. A little strange but possible.

To post pictures when you reply use the go advanced tab, then select manage attachments and click browse and browse your computor for the picture, click upload your done.
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I had the same problem,turned out to be the hose.I hooked the full tank to the other hose and it worked fine.Replaced the hose and all was well.

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I had the same problem,turned out to be the hose.I hooked the full tank to the other hose and it worked fine.Replaced the hose and all was well.

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Ill give that a shot
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