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None Of The Propane Appliances In Our RV Work After Our Propane Tank Got Refilled

by Alex
(Canyon, TX, )

I have a 1991 Pinnacle Motor Home, I ran out of propane full it up and now I can't get the water heater or the stove and the heater started, I need help with this problem.

ANSWER: Greetings Alex thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

I am going to assume that you checked to make sure that the main valve at the Propane Tank is turned on.

When you run completely out of Propane, you may get some air in the Propane lines and it will take a while for the propane to reach the appliances after refill.

The best way to confirm that this is a problem is to turn on one of the burners on your stove and let it run. If your stove has an automatic electric igniter keep the igniter running while doing this. If your stove has a manual lighter keep tripping it. Once the propane reaches the burner it will light up.

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Also note that you should here a slight hissing sound coming from the burner when it is on, that lets you know that there is pressure in the propane system.

This process might actually take a couple of minutes until the propane reaches the burner. Once that is done you will need to follow a similar process to get your furnace and water heater lit.

If this procedure does not work, you are probably going to have to take your Motorhome in and have a Certified RV Technician take a look at it. There is a possibility that your Propane Regulator has a problem.

Hope this helps.

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