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Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

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one line from the (enclosed, properly draining) propane locker under the helmsman's seat that then Tee-d off in the boat to serve the stove and the heater. I replaced ALL the propane lines and removed the Tee so that each appliance has a dedicated line that runs from the propane locker directly to the the appliance
Just, (maybe) a stupid thought, but could the solenoid valve be on the heater line and not on the stove line, as you have replaced all the pipework from the gas bottle??
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Just, (maybe) a stupid thought, but could the solenoid valve be on the heater line and not on the stove line, as you have replaced all the pipework from the gas bottle??
Ah no, another good thought but not the problem. The solenoid is located before the line splits into separate lines (all within the propane locker). Each of these lines has their own separate valve (in addition to the valves on the tanks themselves) and only the one to the stove is open.
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Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

Yet another (possibly stupid) thought. Is the solenoid fitted the right way around? Inlet and outlet - if the wrong way around, gas would always flow.
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Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

Call the #$%@# heads that installed the Xintex. You left your boat with the Thing On???
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It's real easy to wire the valve to "on" So it's important to make sure it was wired properly. Not rocket science, but the terminal block on the xintex stuff can be a little confusing.
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Call the #$%@# heads that installed the Xintex. You left your boat with the Thing On???
Propane is positively turned off. Valves on the tanks themselves are off and the values that control flow into the separate lines (ALL within the propane locker) are off. I am pretty anal about only have the valves on when I'm actually using propane.

I decided against having the guys who installed it "fix" it because (a) if they screwed it up, I don't want them back and (b) if it is a bum solenoid--and so not their fault--then they aren't close to where the boat is now.

Wiring seems hard to screw up. The schematics that come with the Trident show two white wires that connect with the two black wired on the solenoid.
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Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

I am no expert on solenoids for propane but I do know that they are supposed to close via a spring when they fail or when there is no energy to they. I wonder if it were put in backwards (in the reverse of the flow of gas) could this cause your problem. If backwards the electrical magnetic field would open the valve but when no electrified the gas pressure would overcome the spring that would normally close the valve. I think I am correct that they can not be wired backward, i.e. they have two black wires not a negative and a positive. All they need is a current to develop magnetic field. Again this is just my wild guess but I would be very interested to here from you what you fine. The should be an arrow indicating the proper flow direction thru the valve.
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Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

Page 5 if I have the right unit.
http://www.fireboy-xintex.com/manuals/S-2A%20Manual.pdf
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Thanks Denise, but it is a Trident unit. P. 4 in the instructions. Wiring seems hard to screw up. But, who knows...

http://www.tridentmarine.com/stage/d...nmanual181.pdf
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Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

Betcha they hooked up one of the black wires from the sol, to the black "negative" wire on the control pad! Page 4
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