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Want to switch over to lp gas from battery power for our heat

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What? from battery power? to LP gas? You must have some huge batteries! Owner's manual! no Owner's manual try
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No electricity while using battery power


You will not have electricity while on battery power. Two different systems. Electric is 110VAC and battery is 12VDC. If on battery power the lights will work, the furnace will work (LP gas and 12v blower motor), the refrigerator will work (LP gas and 12v power for circuit boards) and the water heater will work (LP gas and 12v power for circuit board). The only way to have electricity while on battery is to install an inverter but you will need extra batterys and still will not have enough power to run the AC for any extended length of time.

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Will not run only on gas but will not cool


If it works on gas and NOT electricity then the heating element is not getting power or the heating element is open. The heating element is located on the tubing just aft of where the pilot flame is on the bottom of the copper tube. You should check for power to the heating element and with power off perfom a continuity check on the element. I really do not at this time think you have a heating element problem.

There is a 120VAV element a AND a 12VDC element. The chances of both of these failing at the same time is pretty slim.

There is a note in the manual:
If the gas only pushbutton is depressed the
lamp will illuminate green and the refrigerator
will only operate on the LP gas mode, even if q
120 or 12 volts are available.

Another significant change in the third
generation A.E.S. system is how the 12 volt
heating element mode operates. As with the
first and second generation series, the 12 volt
heating element circuit is energized by the
ignition lock terminal. This terminal receives
its DC voltage from a wire that runs from the
run side of the vehicle’s ignition switch to the
refrigerator’s ignition lock terminal. This
allows the 12 volt heating element to be
energized only when the RV is traveling down
the road.
When the ignition lock terminal is energized
by the ignition key, the printed circuit board
must see at least 13.3 volts DC for a period of
40 seconds before the system will activate the
12 volt DC heating element.
If 13.3 volts is not achieved in this time frame,
the electronics will light the LP gas burner and
the refrigerator will operate on the LP gas
mode.
LOWER THAN 13.3 V.D.C. =LP Operation

If the battery voltage remains low after the
delay cycle, the automatic controls will light
the refrigerator on the LP gas mode and stay
on the gas mode until the printed circuit board
sees approximately 13.3 volts DC to the
terminal block.

For proper cooling on the AC mode, the AC
voltage to the refrigerator should not vary
more than 10 percent from the voltage rating
on the heating element. Heating elements used
in Dometic refrigerators could have a rated
voltage of 110 volts, 115 volts or 120 volts AC.
Because of this, the power requirements for
each differently rated heating element will
vary. For example, if a heating element is
rated for 100 volts, the acceptable power range
would be between 99 to 121 volts AC. If an
element is rated for 115 volts, the acceptable
power range would be between 103.5 to 126.5
volts AC. If the heater is rated for 120 volts,
the acceptable AC power range would be
between 108 to 132 volts AC.

The unit to operate on either AC or DC must have 13.3 volts to the unit. I think this is where your problem lies in that the battery voltage is less than 13.3 VDC


If all of that checks good just repsond here and I will help you. There is still more that can be checked.

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Reliance gas water heater 640ycrs pilot light will not stay after 1 heat period replaced thermal couple has gas thermal switch


if water heater will heat a tank of water before the pilot light goes out you need to replce the gas thermostat

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The LP gas detector alarm is going off and I can't stop it.


Unfortunately, it may have to be replaced. Not uncommon for those to be affected by humidity, condensation etc, hair spray, aerosols, moth balls too close, etc. and begin to malfunction. Just be sure propane is off. They can be bench tested,(out of the unit) with a battery, just to be sure it's time to replace it.

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My RM 2652 when dry camping it uses the 2 batteries overnight ?


OPERATING MODES
AUTO MODE
Press the AUTO/MANUAL mode selector button (2) to the DOWN position. The AUTO mode indicator lamp
(A) will illuminate.
When operating in the AUTO mode, the AUTO mode indicator lamp (A) will illuminate. The control system
will automatically select between AC and GAS operation with AC having priority over GAS. If the control
system is operating on AC energy and it then becomes unavailable, the system will automatically switch to
GAS. As soon as AC becomes available again the control will switch back to AC operation.
If 120 volts AC is not available, the control system will automatically switch to GAS operation. Within 45
seconds the burner should be ignited and operating normally. If unsuccessful, the CHECK indicator lamp (B)
will illuminate.
To restart an ignition attempt with the CHECK lamp illuminated or to clear (turn off) the CHECK lamp, press
the main power ON/OFF button to the OFF and then to the ON position. The control system will attempt a
new 45 second ignition sequence.
On the initial refrigerator start-up on gas (120 volts AC is not available), it may take longer than 45 seconds
to allow air to be purged from the gas line. If the refrigerator has not been used for a long time or the LP tanks
have just been refilled, air may be trapped in the supply lines. To purge the air from the lines may require
resetting the main power ON/OFF button (1) three of four times. If repeated attempts fail to start the LP gas
operation, check to make sure that the LP gas supply tanks are not empty and all manual shutoff valves in
the lines are open.
NOTE: DO NOT continue to reset GAS operation if the CHECK indicator lamp continues to be illuminated
after 3 or 4 tries.

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