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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-01-2021, 22:27
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Fixed red light gas problem, flashing red low 12 volts. If you are using propane check regulator.
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Fixed red light gas problem, flashing red low 12 volts. If you are using propane check regulator.
Took me a minute to figure that Ted ... Do you mean
Fixed red light = gas problem,
flashing red = low 12 volts?

Good to know!

And can you explain what you mean about propane and the regulator? I mentioned earlier that propane was no good in winter but does it gum up the regulator, or what?

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Thanks for the redlight tips. It is permanent red when on. Gas bottles are full, its not very cold here and it sometimes works. Regulator is next to check.

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It doesn't need to be very cold for butane to stop boiling off well. It may not gas off at all at 5 degrees or below but I've known mine to be reluctant/intermittent if the cylinder was outside in the shade, at 7 or 8 degrees. I use a local externally bottle on longer stays and have once or twice ended up unthinkingly buying butane.

That's not such a big problem if it's just that your kettle isn't boiling well. My cooker does not have thermocouples on the rings, so any gas flow at all will produce a flame. I could see how weak that flame was on cold mornings with a butane cylinder, indicating that the gas supply is poor. You can't see inside the heater, but a poor gas supply will prevent it working at all.
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Proably not relevant as mine is a much older heater but when when it wouldn't light after a lay up , I read somewhere that it might be a spiders web across the burner or the 'eye' and to put a vacuum hose down ( carefully) from the outside vent . Well , i said, worth a try , and what do you know it worked . Don't know of course if that was the problem and the fix or it co-incidentally just started working again , but that was a couple of years or maybe three years ago and it has kept working since. Thought it was worth a mention ,if not for your problem , maybe others.
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