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Old 24-08-2013, 21:38   #1
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lpg solenoid blows fuse

My old solenoid died. I replaced it with the same solenoid and now every time I press the button to start gas flowing the fuse blows. Could this be a bad new solenoid or is it likely to be something else?

On my way to Desolation Sound. Would like my stove to work.

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Old 25-08-2013, 00:51   #2
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Re: lpg solenoid blows fuse

Could be several things. What kind of shape is the wire in? Any chance it has chaffed through and is shorted somewhere between the solenoid and the switch or DC panel?

Do you have a volt meter to test the setup?

If not, try this. Get some spare wire and run from a circuit breaker on your DC panel direct to the solenoid. Turn on the circuit breaker and see if it trips. If so then bad solenoid. Make sure you use a low power circuit breaker in case there is a short in the solenoid. A large breaker may not trip and you could melt the wire.
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Thanks Skipmac. No room on my electrical panel so I ran wires from the battery to the solenoid, with an in-line one amp fuse, and the stove works. I'll deal with the short in the
Xintex control panel later.

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Re: lpg solenoid blows fuse

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Thanks Skipmac. No room on my electrical panel so I ran wires from the battery to the solenoid, with an in-line one amp fuse, and the stove works. I'll deal with the short in the
Xintex control panel later.

Peter
Cool. At least you isolated the problem and can jury rig the stove for your cruise. My bet would be a short in the wire between the switch and the solenoid although it could be a bad switch or a short in the wires on the switch.

Good luck and enjoy desolation sound. Had to look it up on google maps and it looks pretty spectacular.
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