Originally Posted by cas
Hello I am wondering why does my hot water tank have a electric plug in cord on it model number sw6de? Should it be plugged in or not. This may be a silly question but my husband has passed away and I am just trying to learn all these things. Also I have a water leak at the very back of the 5th wheel Cedar Creek 26ft 1999 the is like a meshy cloth under the back and it is dripping from there actually it is full of water any ideas?
Howdy cas, sorry to hear about your loss.
This forum link below may help explain the operation about your Suburban SW6DE water heater. You will have to have the electric cord on the water heater plugged into an outlet (which there should be one right there behind the water heater somewhere) if you want to ever power the water heater on electricity by using the water heaters electric heating element. Always make sure there is water in the heater before using the electric heating element or you will burn up the element.
As far as water dripping, this doesn't sound good. If you have water hooked up to the trailer, I would immediately disconnect it until the cause of the leak is found.
Water leaks and/or water infiltration from rain will possibly ruin the walls and floors of a RV. This is something that must be fixed ASAP.