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Default Propane issue

Diane and I are heading out to pick up our new Pup! Downside, seems I have no gas to any appliances. Filled up last summer, had gas in NH a few weeks back, gauge reads 1/2. This is what I intend to do, first, start genset for fridge(done), two get propane when we arrive at CG. So far have read gauge, opened bleeder valve to reveal what I consider a weak stream of gas, but I don't open gas bleeder valves much so I am not sure, but gas did come out. Assuming I have gas, whats up? I have had no trouble with this gas system in our seven years. Thanks all, will check in down the road.
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Is the detector activating the shutoff solenoid in the compartment behind the fridge? That is to say, in a normal state the solenoid should have 12 volts to open it.
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Yep as Gardner suggests, could be the propane detector, It needs to open the valve with 12volts, then it reduces to 4 to 8 volts to hold it open. Hit it with direct 12 volt to check the valve and the detector, but the coil will get warm, "DO NOT" keep the 12 volts connected, this is only for testing purpose.
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Actually Bill, I disregarded that safety rule several years ago, so I do not believe it is the fridge solenoid, but have not ruled it completely out.
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All appliances, keep it simple and but propane
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Solenoid was dead, turned off gas, removed core, gas works. Good thing my house doesn't have one of those things or it may never blow up!
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