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Old 10-30-2015, 02:24 PM   #1
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Left propane tank will not switch over!

I am having a meltdown here...my left propane tank will not switch over when turning the manual lever.I had everything apart and checked for obstructions and still will not work,took the hoses off as well and they seemed fine,18 p.s.i reg.on the left side seemed fine as well.Anyone had this issue?
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:16 PM   #2
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I had a switchover regulator once that wouldn't switch tanks either manually or automatically. Finally replaced it and all was well again.

There's also a set procedure for some regulators to get them to switch over.

Do you have a make and model of the regulator?
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:18 AM   #3
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Thanks Bama..it is a Fairview gr-9984,i did hook up an air supply to the left side propane line and was able to get it to change over...wondering if the problem is with the red 18 p.s.i reg. on the left side!
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:05 PM   #4
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It sounds like it if it'll switch with air pressure.
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:13 PM   #5
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Swap the hoses around between tanks!!
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:26 AM   #6
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I will try that today Rick...thanks!
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Old 11-01-2015, 10:28 AM   #7
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Switched the pig tails and that didn't work either ,back to the drawing board I guess,or just move the tanks around when needed!
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Change over

Just a thought. Verify that your hoses are clear. Are you sure that your left tank will pressurize the system?
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:31 PM   #9
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Fairview reg

Had the same problem with our 2015 Flaffstaff 8528RKWS. What I found was that on the Fairview regulator there are two brass couplings that are actually check valves. they are located one on each side of the crossover Fairview valve. Inside the brass check valves there is a spring and black plastic disk. In one of mine the disk was stuck and it would not allow gas to pass through. The brass coupling is known as a "Inverted Flare to MPT Connector" 1/4 Inverted Flare X 1/4 MPT. Part number 07-30045 JR Products, www.jrproducts.net . I replaced the bad coupling and all was well. Good luck
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When you had it off did you run a brush through it bc its possible that you have a cob web in it and they are hard to see.That,s what happen to me with my hot water tank.I took it apart and look thru it and didn't see it but ran a brush thru and seen it put it back together and it work
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Had the problem w/our 5W, not even a tear old. Tested it, gas propane was there (opened valve slightly to see it escape), other side worked fine, dropped tank on end (sometimes they stick), etc. Bottom line, bad regulator, but had to take 5W in to get warranty fix.
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Had the same problem with our 2015 Flaffstaff 8528RKWS. What I found was that on the Fairview regulator there are two brass couplings that are actually check valves. they are located one on each side of the crossover Fairview valve. Inside the brass check valves there is a spring and black plastic disk. In one of mine the disk was stuck and it would not allow gas to pass through. The brass coupling is known as a "Inverted Flare to MPT Connector" 1/4 Inverted Flare X 1/4 MPT. Part number 07-30045 JR Products, www.jrproducts.net . I replaced the bad coupling and all was well. Good luck
mine does not have the couplings,i think they are incorporated in the hose,but thans anyway!
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Had the problem w/our 5W, not even a tear old. Tested it, gas propane was there (opened valve slightly to see it escape), other side worked fine, dropped tank on end (sometimes they stick), etc. Bottom line, bad regulator, but had to take 5W in to get warranty fix.
Did they replace the red regulator on the left or the switchover reg.on the right side?
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:55 PM   #14
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I have the same problem with my 8528RKWS. Mine won't switch from the street side to curb side tank. I'll try these solutions. Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
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Had a blocked hose going from Driver side to passenger side of the 5th wheel.... changed everything except that hose
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:08 AM   #16
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Propane won,t switch over from left to right ?

I am starting to believe I have a hose issue as well, I took them all off,even the long one running through the 2 inch tube and I am thinking that the safety valve inside is malfunctioning!It takes too much air pressure to make the green indicator go on.
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:21 AM   #17
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How much pressure does it take?
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:46 AM   #18
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I am guessing but at least 35-45 p.s.i
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:58 AM   #19
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Just for giggles. Turn off left tank. Disconnect it from regulator. Reconnect it and slowly turn on propane. It is possible that the safety mechanism in the left tank has been activated and shut off the propane, this makes the tank appear empty to the regulator and it will not switch.
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:31 AM   #20
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Thanks Bob...I did that as well !
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