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Old 06-24-2016, 04:40 PM
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I have 4 month old gas grill (DCS, if it matters) and used it two days ago on a new tank.

Worked fine, did not close the valve on the tank after use. Went back out tonight and no gas flow...

Banged on the regulator, closed and slowly opened the tank. Nothing. Tank still has lots of gas...

Could it be wasps in an opening upstream?

Other ideas??

I will take it apart in the morning but looking for a place to start..

It is 96 where I am. Does heat affect the regulators??

Any help welcome...
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:41 PM
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Downsteam.. On the wasps..
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:43 PM
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Or spiders.
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I think some spiders are attracted to propane. Id check the lines and regulator.
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Probably the dumb safety valve thing inside the tank is stuck bc you left the valve open. Kinda like vapor lock in an older car. Might have to remove tank and shake it around a bit.
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Originally Posted by Cobia 217 View Post
Probably the dumb safety valve thing inside the tank is stuck bc you left the valve open. Kinda like vapor lock in an older car. Might have to remove tank and shake it around a bit.
This, turn off all the burners and the gas valve on the tank, wait for 20 seconds then slowly turn the tank valve open. Only open and try to light 1 burner at a time.
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
This, turn off all the burners and the gas valve on the tank, wait for 20 seconds then slowly turn the tank valve open. Only open and try to light 1 burner at a time.
This should do it. The only change I would say is after shutting everything off, open grill valve to bleed out. Then turn on tank, and finally light burner. Should be fine
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Old 06-25-2016, 03:29 AM
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Thanks for the help..

Been through those and no joy so far....

Pretty much has to be a stuck regulator/over pressure/flow device..
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Thanks for the help..

Been through those and no joy so far....

Pretty much has to be a stuck regulator/over pressure/flow device..
Are you positive there is gas in there? You might have a small leak and emptied the tank. I would swap tanks and try again. If you don't have one maybe borrow a neighbors just to test it.
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Haha... I fixed it the old fashioned way this morning...

I banged the crap out of it with a wrench and heard a click. Works fine now...

Whoever engineers these should have to work on them. I had the wrench to take the other end of the regulator hose off and there is no way a full size human can reach the nut and get any leverage on it.

So since I was already holding the wrench I gave the regulator a bang for good measure and it worked...
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When in doubt, hit it with something.

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regulator lock up.
http://controltrends.org/by-industry...as-regulators/
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Originally Posted by JasperDog View Post
Haha... I fixed it the old fashioned way this morning...

I banged the crap out of it with a wrench and heard a click. Works fine now...

Whoever engineers these should have to work on them. I had the wrench to take the other end of the regulator hose off and there is no way a full size human can reach the nut and get any leverage on it.

So since I was already holding the wrench I gave the regulator a bang for good measure and it worked...
Seems like whenever I've had an issue with the OPD valve on the it never goes away. Trade the tank in after you empty it.

Also, open the tank slowly from here on out.
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:39 AM
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When in doubt, hit it with something.

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And if it still don't work, hit it with something BIGGER!!!
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Old 06-26-2016, 06:07 AM
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Turn off all of the burners before you open the valve on the tank.
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