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Propane tank cylinder valve stuck closed

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Propane tank cylinder valve stuck closed

My bbq propane tank valve is stuck closed, anyone have any idea how to fix this?
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bigboy999 wrote: My bbq propane tank valve is stuck closed, anyone have any idea how to fix this?
Exchange for a new one.
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Did you try turning it the other way?
How old is it? Lots of corrosion? Might want to just swap it if you can't open it with all of your might.
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tank is about 3 yrs old. Filled it 2 weeks ago worked normally tried to use it today and its stuck closed.
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Likely seized. Have you tried a penetrating oil like WD40 or PB Blaster?
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Use a torch to heat up the... oh wait nevermind :D
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bigboy999 wrote: tank is about 3 yrs old. Filled it 2 weeks ago worked normally tried to use it today and its stuck closed.
If it was filled only 2 weeks ago, it's not likely frozen. Get yourself a strong person and puts on some gloves...make sure you breathe as you do it LoL
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Failure is always an option...just not the preferred one!
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bigboy999 wrote: tank is about 3 yrs old. Filled it 2 weeks ago worked normally tried to use it today and its stuck closed.
Probably just tight from warmer weather. Maybe try a bit harder or put in it in a cooler spot first.

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