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Old 03-01-2020, 05:57 PM   #1
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Hello. Can so.e o e tell me a step I may be missing? We are new to RV world. Have a 2011 berkshire forest river. We turned on the 1/2 full propane tank but nothing is flowing to the stove. What am I missing
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Is it flowing to other appliances? Water heater, fridge or furnace?
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Hello. Can so.e o e tell me a step I may be missing? We are new to RV world. Have a 2011 berkshire forest river. We turned on the 1/2 full propane tank but nothing is flowing to the stove. What am I missing
Sometimes you just have to open the valve slowly
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may be air in the lines. It will take a few minutes with the burner on to purge the air out. Use the lighter every few seconds for when the gas gets to the burner. You should also be able to smell the propane when it starts to flow at the burner.
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How long did you wait? If lines were empty, it may take a minute or so to purge the air.
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And did you remember to turn the LP tank valve the proper direction?
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Does not appear to be.
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How long did you wait? If lines were empty, it may take a minute or so to purge the air.
X 2 several of my rv stoves have been finicky and it takes several minutes.
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Thank you everyone. It is not flowing to any appliances..we waited over ten minutes each time. I put in a new CO and propane alarm. Iurs had expired. The new one only has 2 wires where as the old one had 4. We did however co next all wires and still nothing. Not even a smell of propane
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The first thing I'd do is try a different tank. I had one where the OPD malfunctioned and shut off the gas.
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I can not use another tank. This one is huge and installed directly on the rig
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Is there a way to use a smaller one? I'm not sure where to install a newer smaller one
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Thank you everyone. It is not flowing to any appliances..we waited over ten minutes each time. I put in a new CO and propane alarm. Iurs had expired. The new one only has 2 wires where as the old one had 4. We did however co next all wires and still nothing. Not even a smell of propane

This replacement alarm could be the problem. The alarm cuts off propane flow in some motorhomes. Hold on let me get you more information
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OK the issue is the new alarm. The old one was connected to a solenoid that shut off the propane if it was not operating or detected propane, You need one with 4 wires that is designed for a system with a solenoid
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Awesome. Thank you
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But they dont make them from what we are told???
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OK the issue is the new alarm. The old one was connected to a solenoid that shut off the propane if it was not operating or detected propane, You need one with 4 wires that is designed for a system with a solenoid
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Will see if someone at the dealer can tell us where to get it. Thank you all very much. I love this place
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OK the issue is the new alarm. The old one was connected to a solenoid that shut off the propane if it was not operating or detected propane, You need one with 4 wires that is designed for a system with a solenoid

Here is a previous link I was searching for:


https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ml#post1439621
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Is there a way to use a smaller one? I'm not sure where to install a newer smaller one
You can unscrew the regulator assembly from the tank and it will attach directly to a BBQ tank. That's what I had to do on mine until I got the tank fixed.
Also, are you relying on an electronic or mechanical gage to read the amount in the tank?
Mine was showing full, even tho I knew it wasn't. And when the OPD failed, I could not add LP to the tank, either.
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