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Old 09-17-2018, 02:39 PM   #1
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Gas switch - can't light burners

Hi,

I can't seem to light my stove burners. Inside kitchen or outside kitchen.

Propane full but it is a new tank that I've never used before. Could be bad.



I tried the tank selector switch in both directions. No dice.

I tried plugging tank into each of the two nozzles. Still nothing.



So, I look at the gas selector switch and it has a little window with the color red in it. I never looked at it before (it's covered over by tank covers) so It might be normal. I don't know. But red seems bad. See attached photo.



What do you all think?

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Old 09-17-2018, 03:02 PM   #2
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Try shutting both tanks off and disconnect hoses . Open ans close all stove valves. Hook all back up and turn on one valve, that the selector is pointing to , slowly. Then try lighting . May be the selector switch is stuck or something.
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:25 PM   #3
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Thanks Harley,


Got it working while I stepped away from the computer.

Turns out the 'good tank' was good but the hose it was connected with was bad, or possibly connected wrong. I still need to test a bit more. I got it working though so I wanted to update here so I didn't waste anyone's time.



Question: is it particularly difficult to install a new hose? It looks like I just use some plumbers tape and tighten. Yes?

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Old 09-17-2018, 04:54 PM   #4
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According to my local gas company, when connecting gas pipelines and their fittings to a stove, grill or other connection, it is important to use Teflon tape designed for gas connections and not Teflon tape designed for water pipes. Teflon tape seals the gas fittings' threads and keeps leaks from developing. The Teflon tape for gas fittings is available at hardware, home improvement and plumbing supply stores.
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Yes on the gas tape...yellow ,at least in canada , or pipe dope for gas. Easy replacement .
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Yellow colored teflon tape. It is much thicker than the (water) plumbing tape. When you have snugged it up, pressure it (turn on the gas, leaving the burners OFF) and spray the joints with soapy water. If you see no bubbles, you are good to go.
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According to my local gas company, when connecting gas pipelines and their fittings to a stove, grill or other connection, it is important to use Teflon tape designed for gas connections and not Teflon tape designed for water pipes. Teflon tape seals the gas fittings' threads and keeps leaks from developing. The Teflon tape for gas fittings is available at hardware, home improvement and plumbing supply stores.
Good to know!!! Thanks.
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