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Old 06-27-2016, 08:51 AM   #21
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Making some progress. The black tube had "stuff" in it. Took that off and cleaned it. Did not have small nail so that was the extent of cleaning. Does the black tube connect to the pressure switch. Do not have may manual. To jump it do I take off the wires attached to the round pressure switch and touch them together ?

It is an Atwood unit.

Maybe I am almost there but touching the wires together causes me to double check.

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Run into Walmart and get some pipe cleaners they work great for cleaning that tube.


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Old 06-27-2016, 09:33 AM   #22
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Girard is having a gas valve issue on some of the 3rd Gen units. Mine is one of them. Needs replacing which they will cover. If you are a DIY guy, they will send it to you. If not, they have warranty provisions to have dealer do it. Call them and they will walk you thru the temp fix to get it to work.
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:08 PM   #23
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Anyone have a good phone number for Girard? I just get the leave a message response.
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Old 06-27-2016, 04:20 PM   #24
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Spoke to Girard this afternoon. They told me that I have a flow valve problem. The switch that I jumped was the temp switch for cold weather operation.

Any way tried tapping on the flow valve and no go. New valve ordered and bring shipped. In the mean time jumping the temp switch gets us hot water.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:52 PM   #26
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Mine crapped out on us tonight. I tapped Something and it finally kicked on again. fan and water was running but the heater wasn't igniting. I really dislike Gerard stuff.
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I found that when it rains and if there is water in the water heater compartment, that the heater will only cycle on for a few seconds. Once I dry the compartment out, everything returns to normal. Just my experience with the Girard gen 2.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:57 PM   #28
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Well... I installed the new flow swith and the fan and igniter come on, but it won't fire.

I'm tired of messing with it. We are headed towards home tomorrow and will drop off at the repair shop.

This water heater version 1 and version 2 are the two biggest complaints I have with our Berkshire.

I would love and pay for a traditional hot water heater.


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I found that when it rains and if there is water in the water heater compartment, that the heater will only cycle on for a few seconds. Once I dry the compartment out, everything returns to normal. Just my experience with the Girard gen 2.
Tom I think I also get water into the water heater area, although haven't noticed anytime that it hasn't worked. Do you also get water in the compartment below the water heater ?
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Never looked into the compartment below the water heater. It has been raining here in Orlando much of the afternoon so I will check tonight.
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