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Old 05-28-2018
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Originally Posted by Gatorgrl View Post
The stove top won't light.
That's the main issue. The igniter sparks but no gas is coming out.
Does your panel say you have gas leak alarms or is it all clear?
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Old 05-28-2018
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The reason I suggested the stove top first is that once the valve is working properly it's easier to check for good gas flow by the stove top. BTW have you checked the manual valve at the propane tank? Also, I have various manual gas valve located behind the Fridge. Have to open the outside access door. Any chance those were closed?
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1984 FC35RB "Cutie Pie"
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Old 05-29-2018
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As long as you have propane in the tank and the valves are open, the reason for no-gas at the stove and fridge (and probably heaters) is likely the solenoid gas valve connected to the detector.

Measure the voltage at the valve, if it is near 12 then the valve is probably failing, if it is low then the detector is failing (or detects a leak). You can disconnect the wires to the solenoid and connect 12 volts directly to get it working. Then fix it at your convenience.

If the valve won't open even with 12 volts direct then you would need to bypass it (big pain and a few fittings)
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I'm sure you already checked this- but when I bought my bus and the PO and I were taking it out of winter hibernation, it took us 5 or 6 attempts to get the refrigerator to light. He had every switch and valve turned off so it took a while to bleed the lines. The refrigerator gas light would come on while trying to light- but then turn off after about 10 minutes. After hitting the gas button and going through the start-up cycle a few times it finally lit.
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