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Old 06-10-2021, 02:43 PM   #1
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Propane alarm in new Thor Compass

Brand new owner--first time RVer and first post. The propane alarm continues to go off even when not in use. First appointment for service is Sept.
20. REALLY? Any ideas? Is that something that can be ordered and plugged in myself? Thanks!

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Old 06-10-2021, 03:04 PM   #2
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You must learn “how-to” in your new RV
Otherwise it’ll be sitting in the dealer’s repair lot instead of being available for you to use.

Regarding the Propane sensor...
- I’d start with compressed air in the vents of the unit
- if that doesn’t work,,,unscrew it, take it off wall, unplug it
- then try compressed air again throughout (plug in, see if it works)
- I might even take apart and put back together (take photos as you are doing so). Then plug-in see if it works
- finally, see what the cost on Amazon is for a replacement (abt $50). Generally much cheaper and less of a hassle than making appnt 6-8wks out, driving to dealer, leaving RV at dealer for another 2wks, then returning to dealer to pick-up

I didn’t suggest to call THOR
They can also assist, might even send out a new part to you if you tell them you’ve done everything to try & fix

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Old 06-10-2021, 03:40 PM   #3
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You didn't state if this is new a rv or just new to you. If you go the CP in the header bar, go to edit signature & fill in your coach or other pertinent info will help with diagnosing your future issues.
First thing, have you checked &/or tightened all the LP fittings you can find? Mix dish soap with water in a spray bottle to check them, if it bubbles it's leaking.
If in a used rv those detectors have a 5+/- year lifespan & must be replaced. Pull the unit out the find the date on the back.
They are hardwired directly to the house batteries & will chirp if those batteries are low.
If you've used an air freshener or some other type of aerosol spray that will also cause it to chirp.
One last thing, yes it's a fact, if you have a dog that lays near that detector & breaks wind that will set it off.
I won't recommend using compressed air to blow it out for fear of damaging the sensor. If you do hold it far away, do not blow directly into the detector.
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Old 06-10-2021, 03:45 PM   #4
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Well said
A vacuum is normally recommended as well
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Old 06-11-2021, 11:32 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. Hopefully the above suggestions help solve the problem.
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Old 06-11-2021, 12:16 PM   #6
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I hope that he didn't blow himself up...
If not: Welcome to the Forum!
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:13 PM   #7
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What's the status of your house batteries? Most of these alarms will activate if the supply voltage is too low as the batteries discharge.
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Old 06-11-2021, 04:16 PM   #8
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Don't rule out that you actually have a propane leak. Think you can smell it, think again. I purchased an electronic propane leak detector. Best thing I ever got. It can be very sensitive and you won't necessarily smell it.
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:38 PM   #9
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The propane alarms only last 8 to 10 years.,if your unit is that age. You will have to replace the alarm. If newer instead of go to dealer and give them your unit for four months. Replace it in your own.
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