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06-30-2013 09:45 PM
Jiminri
Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

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Originally Posted by ebs001 View Post
The other possibility is that one or both of the Quick connect jumpers 2 & 3 have been removed. Page 4.
Thanks Ebs. I'll check that too.
06-30-2013 09:33 PM
ebs001
Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

The other possibility is that one or both of the Quick connect jumpers 2 & 3 have been removed. Page 4.
06-30-2013 07:13 PM
deniseO30
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
06-30-2013 07:07 PM
Jiminri
Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

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Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
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
06-30-2013 05:25 PM
deniseO30
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
06-30-2013 04:58 PM
rdw
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.
rdw
06-30-2013 04:55 PM
Jiminri
Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

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Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
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.
06-30-2013 04:45 PM
deniseO30
Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

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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.
Some things bear repeating
06-30-2013 04:44 PM
deniseO30
Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

Call the #$%@# heads that installed the Xintex. You left your boat with the Thing On???
06-30-2013 04:35 PM
PhilipStevens
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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