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Old 05-27-2019, 11:00 AM   #1
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Water heater question?

Have a 2011 Berkshire 390 QS. Would like to switch water heater over to electric mode instead of using propane. Little on the subject in the manual. The water heater is a 10 gallon Suburban. There is a small on/off switch in the hot water compartment on the exterior. I flipped the switch to on. The water heater is full of water & hooked up to city supply. The circuit breaker under the bed is on. 3 hours after doing the above, I turned on the kitchen faucet for a few minutes. No hot water. Am I missing something?

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Old 05-27-2019, 11:50 AM   #2
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I have a switch in the heater compartment AND a switch on the control panel inside.

As part of my winterization I turn that switch off and only turn it on when actively camping.

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Old 05-27-2019, 12:07 PM   #3
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The heating element maybe be shot. Easy to replace.also have you pushed in the reset buttons?
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Old 05-27-2019, 01:04 PM   #4
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Check the ECO/High Limit switch on the wh. There is one for the electric element and one for the LP. The limit switch for LP is actually 12vdc power. See pages 34, 35 & 36 in the attached service manual for the location. Check that you have 120vac to the wh if that doesn't solve the problem.
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:48 PM   #5
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Get an ammeter on the AC supply and see if there's actually a draw when you turn the electric on.....

An electric element will fry in 2 seconds if turned on with no water in the tank... (Ask me how I know). But as stated above they are cheap and easy to replace.
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Have you found what the problem is/was?
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