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Old 11-21-2013, 09:48 AM
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Tank selector keep blowing #6 fuse

Whenever i use my tank selector im pretty good about keeping the usage the same between the tanks so my selector doesnt go bad but i have a problem with when ever i hit the switch to say check the level in the other tank then flip it back a few secs later, it blows the fuse which then makes both tanks read empty.

Is this a no no to swap back and forth, not so much right away but flip it, wait for it to level out, then flip it back to the one i was using. When the fuse is good everything flips all good and dandy, it just seems like if i use it more than once in a trip it blows the fuse. Any ideas guys?
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:39 AM
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That should not blow the fuse. I don't have the owner's manual in front of me, so remind me; is fuse #6 for the selector or for the gauge?
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:14 AM
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That should not blow the fuse. I don't have the owner's manual in front of me, so remind me; is fuse #6 for the selector or for the gauge?
Its for the selector itself, yea it doesnt make any sense to me either. Its like clockwork it will do it, it will let me switch once just fine but if i do it more than once at least within a minute or 2 it will cut the fuse.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:30 AM
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You may have a plunger in the solenoid that is hanging on your selector valve causing an over amperage condition while switching between tanks. You may be able to see an amp spike with an analog amp meter. Unless you have a direct short but if that was the case you'd blow the fuse every time you tried to swap tanks.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:42 AM
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You may have a plunger in the solenoid that is hanging on your selector valve causing an over amperage condition while switching between tanks. You may be able to see an amp spike with an analog amp meter. Unless you have a direct short but if that was the case you'd blow the fuse every time you tried to swap tanks.
I have noticed that the volt gauge on the dash drops pretty far when switching tanks but wasnt sure if that was normal. Now that i think more, its possible its only doing it when i switch it a certain way which would indicate that way is getting hung up...ill have to test that.
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