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Old 11-09-2015, 10:38 PM   #131
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One other thing. Check the sail switch on the exhaust port. Sometimes (at least on the Girard) that switch can get stuck and not swing right in the blower exhaust. If it doesn't sense air flow through the exhaust port, it will shut off the gas for safety.


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Old 11-09-2015, 10:42 PM   #132
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I'm fairly new in dealing with the Atwood. I haven't had time to mess with it. The sail switch on the Gerard drive me nuts. I even carried an extra one. I'm not summer how the sail switch works in the Atwood.
We really need more info to help zeelarry.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:41 AM   #133
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The only problem I have had other than switch turned off (like Phil mentioned) was the black tube that polks through the hole in the cover gets plugged with dirt (we believe from insects). Take tube off and clean it with tooth pick also carefully use pick to clean connection where that tube mounts to the diaphragm switch.


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Old 11-10-2015, 09:10 AM   #134
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Yea happens to us randomly as well. Take off the cover outside. On the top left there's a small red button. If you press it and it 'clicks' that's the reset switch. Seems to reset on us when windy, otherwise I have no idea why it trips!


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Old 11-10-2015, 04:45 PM   #135
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Yea happens to us randomly as well. Take off the cover outside. On the top left there's a small red button. If you press it and it 'clicks' that's the reset switch. Seems to reset on us when windy, otherwise I have no idea why it trips!


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Well, just got off the road, went to the forum and read all the feed back. As Nathan had said, push the reset button and BINGO!!!

Actually, I went to the top left of the tank, from the outside, and pushed the only thing that was RED [where the 2 wires met]. And that was it...

Now, it doesn't look anything like a button to me. To me, it looks like the end of a wire that was clipped off. Either way, it worked.

THANKS to EVERYONE with the input. I was use to the 10 gallons gas/electric water heater. Several new items on this coach & I now know that I do have a big learning curve ahead of me. The worse thing is that I've had previous Class As, with the latest one being a Diesel Pusher, 2009 Coachmen Cross Country.

AGAIN THANKS. . . still having a problem of thinking that thing looking like a clipped wire is a button...
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Glad you got it working.
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Glad you got it working.
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The only problem I have had other than switch turned off (like Phil mentioned) was the black tube that polks through the hole in the cover gets plugged with dirt (we believe from insects). Take tube off and clean it with tooth pick also carefully use pick to clean connection where that tube mounts to the diaphragm switch.


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I had no HW this morning so outside I went to check on why. Thanks to Wayne I saw that the heavy rain we had filled this tube with water and didn't allow the heater to work. I took it off and blew it out. Back up and running. It's a weird design but at least an easy fix.
I do believe just about every problem and fix is available on this page. Thanks guys for all the info. I wouldn't want to try to figure this out by myself.
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We had the same issue; it was the sail switch. The sail switch is that small arrow shaped fin in the exhaust opening. If it is stuck the burners will not ignite. Just remove the sail switch, lube and replace it. It's a simple fix.
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