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Old 06-14-2012, 12:28 AM   #1
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Water dont work on gas

Have a 2011 rockwood 8281ss and the water heater is not working on gas, when I turn on the gas switch in the camper the fault light used to come on, then after a few seconds I would hear the gas kick on. Now when you flip the switch the fault light does not come on and the gas does not light. What can I check before I have to send it to a dealer. It works on electricity.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:39 AM   #2
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Have a 2011 rockwood 8281ss and the water heater is not working on gas, when I turn on the gas switch in the camper the fault light used to come on, then after a few seconds I would hear the gas kick on. Now when you flip the switch the fault light does not come on and the gas does not light. What can I check before I have to send it to a dealer. It works on electricity.
Have you checked dc fuses?
High limit resets?
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:42 AM   #3
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The 15 amp blade fuses look fine, saw a reset on outside of water heater but looks like have to take off little black cover to see what that is. Will try to open it in the morning, it's too dark to be messing with it tonight. Don't want to blow myself up, haha.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:02 AM   #4
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Did you shut your electric element off. The gas won't come on if the heater is still being maintained by electricity
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Mine works on both gas and electricity, heats the water faster I guess.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:14 AM   #6
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Mine works on both gas and electricity, heats the water faster I guess.
If the water heater is set to electric and gas, I believe that the electric will maintain the temperature in the heater until there is a demand for hot water at which time the gas will kick in to heat the water along with the electric element. I have not done this but I believe that this is the way it works. Correct me if I am wrong.
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PrairieBoy, that sounds correct, but the burner should be kicking on because of people taking showers, but it's not even trying to ignite, don't hear clicking or smell gas. Worked fine yesterday so don't know what would have changed in one day.
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PrairieBoy, that sounds correct, but the burner should be kicking on because of people taking showers, but it's not even trying to ignite, don't hear clicking or smell gas. Worked fine yesterday so don't know what would have changed in one day.
Seems to be an electrical problem then. Turbo seems to be on the right track. Even though the fuses look good, you need to check for voltage with a multimeter. Good luck
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It is also possible that you have run out of propane. If the heater fails to light after so many tries it might go into a fault mode that has to be reset. You didn't specify if you checked the propane or not.
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i was thinking same thing as prairieboy are you sure you have propane you wouldnt be the first one to have that problem
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