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Nevrdun

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Posted: 08/31/21 05:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My tank level indicator seems to be showing red even though I know both tanks are full or near full. Please see photo. Can anyone tell me what my issue may be? Thank you for any input you may provide.

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Nevrdun wrote:

My tank level indicator seems to be showing red even though I know both tanks are full or near full. Please see photo. Can anyone tell me what my issue may be? Thank you for any input you may provide.

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Posted: 08/31/21 05:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you. Can you suggest where I would get the regulators?

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Posted: 08/31/21 05:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you sure it is not over filled? Turn tank off, take line loose and see what direction needle goes. The valves need to be turned on verrry slowly otherwise tank thinks there is a leak.


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Nevrdun wrote:

Thank you. Can you suggest where I would get the regulators?


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Posted: 08/31/21 07:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are tanks turned off?

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1. Those are HORIZONTAL tanks.
2. The level gauge is a FLOAT designed Gauge
3. Makes NO difference if tank on or off.
4. REGULATOR REPLACEMENT???????????????????????????????? WHY
5. Yes, if OVERFULL the gauge may do that
6. If tank upside down it will do that Rotate 180 degrees and see what happens
7. Sometimes a float can get "stuck" inside the cylinder. Remove the cylinders MAKE SURE they are really full. Then lay down or rotate 360 degrees a few times to free up stuck float.
8. This is the BEST and ONLY type level gauge system that always works, as it uses a inside float to gauge fluid level. It is the same design used on ASME motorhome tanks. Doug

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There is normally a black cap that goes over the top of that dome.
If it was there then you would only see the green at the bottom, then when the tank you are running from goes empty the red would drop down into view.
You are missing a piece, go to your local rv parts store and look at new regulators.


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Posted: 09/01/21 12:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Which indicator are you talking about?
- The gauge on the tank
- The pop up button on the regulator


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