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Carl n Susan

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Do any of the other propane powered devices (water heater, refer, furnace) work? No, you have a supply problem.

Yes other devices work, but not the ones in the slide out, check for crimping of the flex gas line under the slide. A not uncommon problem on some Montanas.

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If you just turn on the propane valve and its to quick, it will set the emergency valve on the tank. Turn off the valve on the tank, let it set a few seconds and turn on slowly. Turn it off and do it again. This has happened to me on most every rv I have owned over the past 30 years. Again, turn off the propane on both tanks also make sure your valve near the regulator is turn the proper direction. It should be able to be set to one tank or the other or both tanks. Regardless, pressure is my be on tripping the emergency valve on the tank or the the valve is set wrong by the regulator. Sorry folks for any bad grammer, we are out camping and hard to see on phone!


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Thank you everyone so much for your comments!

So I drained and refilled the tanks. The guy who vented the tank said the contents of the tank looked weird - he said normally propane vents as a white mist, but mine vented as a clear-ish mist (!?!). Perhaps there was something bad in that tank that gunked up my regulator???

Anyway, connecting the refilled tank slightly improved my stove function. It will now run sporadically, but only just barely. It now will sometimes stay lit if I put it on the highest flame setting, but even when set for max flame it produces only the tiniest flame possible without going out. And often it simply doesn't light at all.

I've checked other appliances - such as the outdoor stove - and none of them light reliably either.

So I ordered a new regulator from Amazon. Should be here by Wednesday and I'll report back on whether that fixes the problem!

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PS: I always try to be sure to turn the gas on extremely slowly, so I don't think that's the problem....

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Ok folks! The saga continues!

I got the new regulator and installed It. Tested indoor and outdoor stove again and still same behavior. No good.

So I started testing every single other appliance. Earlier, After testing indoor and outdoor stove and neither worked, I had thought it would be in vain to test anything more. But I did today and lo! The gas water heater roared to life! You guys told me so. I was so foolish for not checking that earlier. .

So I started checking every inch of the hose in the slide that feeds the kitchen stove, and lo! In a hidden spot there’s a horrible kink I didn’t see. Just like the gentleman above suggested. If i hadn’t been so rushed I’d have seen it before.

So! I probably didn’t need to replace the regulator at all, but oh well. Chick it up to life tuition for my foolishness.

Anyway, this hose is linked really really badly. Is it best to loosen the hose and try to tighten it back with some opposite twist, or just replace it? If so where does on buy a replacement, and look up the part#?

Still don’t know what’s wrong with the outdoor stove, but indoor is most important.

Thanks so much guys!

Randy

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pomology wrote:

Ok folks! The saga continues!

I got the new regulator and installed It. Tested indoor and outdoor stove again and still same behavior. No good.

So I started testing every single other appliance. Earlier, After testing indoor and outdoor stove and neither worked, I had thought it would be in vain to test anything more. But I did today and lo! The gas water heater roared to life! You guys told me so. I was so foolish for not checking that earlier. .

So I started checking every inch of the hose in the slide that feeds the kitchen stove, and lo! In a hidden spot there’s a horrible kink I didn’t see. Just like the gentleman above suggested. If i hadn’t been so rushed I’d have seen it before.

So! I probably didn’t need to replace the regulator at all, but oh well. Chick it up to life tuition for my foolishness.

Anyway, this hose is linked really really badly. Is it best to loosen the hose and try to tighten it back with some opposite twist, or just replace it? If so where does on buy a replacement, and look up the part#?

Still don’t know what’s wrong with the outdoor stove, but indoor is most important.

Thanks so much guys!

Randy


Personally, I'd see if the hose could be re-routed so that it doesn't kink, then replace the hose with a new one of a different length, if necessary.

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When I need new hoses I go to my local propane dealer. They will make up any length I want with what ever ends I need. I never buy anything propane related from an RV dealer.


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Well, I was able to take the hose off, untwist it, and put it back on. And what do you know! The stove WORKS! The hose is still somewhat kinked and I probably should end up replacing it, but it works for now. I used a leak detector and don't detect leaks anywhere.

THANK YOU GUYS! You really saved the day. I appreciate so much every one of your comments. You helped me tremendously.

Randy

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As I wrote earlier, kinking of the hose is not uncommon. If you are under warranty, your dealer will (should) replace the hose and correct the routing to avoid another kink.

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Replace the pigtails at the tank. They have a high flow valve intended to shut the gas flow off in the event of some type of high flow failure. These high flow valves can go bad. I had to replace mine after two years. Like you I thought it was the regulator. It wasn't.


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