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Old 12-08-2017, 02:45 PM   #1
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Propane leak you might want to check this

2016 forester 2401W. We had a propane alarm go off this weekend. Turned off propane shut down electric aired out vehicle. Luckily that was the end of the drama. Got the unit home and started pulling panels to see if I could locate the leak. Good news it was right behind the panel under the cooktop. Bad news was what created the leak. The copper tubing was right up agains the crimped part of a clamp on the hose to the hot water heater. 20k mile of vibration eat a hole thru the copper tubing. These are some pics. Easy to check. Four screws to pull the panel. Easy to correct, just bend the copper tubing from where it would rub. I had the tubing spliced with an double ended flair fitting.( do not use compression fittings).Click image for larger version

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Thanks you so much. I'm going to check mine now.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:04 PM   #4
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Good find and thank goodness for alarms. I hope anyone that considers disconnecting a propane alarm reads this.
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One of our previous units had a knife holder trough the counter next to the stove. The knives extended below the counter through a block of wood. All the knife edges were resting against the copper line to the stove.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:45 AM   #6
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Our unit has the same type of knife holder. I better check that too.
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This forum is always loaded with good info. Thanks for the info
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Never use compression fittings for propane. Always stick to the flair fittings.
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:18 PM   #9
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One of our previous units had a knife holder trough the counter next to the stove. The knives extended below the counter through a block of wood. All the knife edges were resting against the copper line to the stove.
Are you talking about the slotted panel at the rear of the cooktop??
This might appear to be a good place for knives but it's actually the vent
for the gas oven!
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:40 PM   #10
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Are you talking about the slotted panel at the rear of the cooktop??
This might appear to be a good place for knives but it's actually the vent
for the gas oven!
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Old 12-09-2017, 04:07 PM   #11
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Propane Leak

THANK YOU for sharing.. have same model and printing so I remember to do the check as do maintenance after winter and roll!
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Are you talking about the slotted panel at the rear of the cooktop??
This might appear to be a good place for knives but it's actually the vent
for the gas oven!
Don't want to disagree with a Site Team member but it might double as a vent. The holes are of different slot lengths suggesting different knives, and many people at our dealer said it was for knives. (not that that means much) I think if it was a vent only the slots would all be that same and bigger. They are very narrow.
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It might double as a vent but the holes are of different slot lengths suggesting different knives, and many people at our dealer said it was for knives. (not that that means much) I think if it was a vent the slots would all be that same and bigger. They are very narrow.
I have the same thing. I believe I read a brochure claiming it for knife storage. There's mine next to the outlet I added.
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Wait wait. Hot water heater? Under the stovetop?
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Wait wait. Hot water heater? Under the stovetop?
We're talking about copper propane lines here.
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Propane leak you might want to check this

Yes the hot water tank is under the drawer under the stove top. The copper pipes for the propane run around the hot water tank to get to the stove top.
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Oh ok. I check mine then
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Use them for knife storage if you want but they are exhaust vent for the gas oven. Don't cover them up when using the oven.
ie- DW has a sort of plastic/wicker tote that's full of napkins and sugar, creamer, salt and pepper that she sits back there. When the oven is on the napkin caddy gets HOT on the bottom. We always move it to the table when using the oven.
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I have the same thing. I believe I read a brochure claiming it for knife storage. There's mine next to the outlet I added.
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