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Old 09-08-2016, 10:57 AM   #11
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You have an Atwood water heater. There are several good youtube videos on how to clean the burner tubes on these.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:03 AM   #12
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Well, if I had dropped around 100K on a nice unit like yours, I would probably head back to the dealer... you should not have to take stuff apart and clean it already. Yours is not that common a problem and it could be something you can not repair yourself.

BTW.... Sometimes DIY attempts at repairs can muck up warranties.
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Bug or spider

There may be a bug or spider in the curved tube where the propane and air are mixed for proper combustion. It only takes a small bug or spider to screw up the oxygen (air) mixture in the mixture tube to cause the bright yellow flame.

I would recheck the mixture tube again for a obstruction.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:19 AM   #14
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Well, if I had dropped around 100K on a nice unit like yours, I would probably head back to the dealer... you should not have to take stuff apart and clean it already. Yours is not that common a problem and it could be something you can not repair yourself.

BTW.... Sometimes DIY attempts at repairs can muck up warranties.
One problem is that if it is a bug or dirt, that's not covered under warranty, no matter how new it is. The dealer may well fix it for free, but if they're at a campground/resort it would require them to break camp and drive to the dealer. Removing and cleaning the burner tube is a few minute job. And it's more common than you think for bugs to invade propane appliances. For some reason they love the stuff.
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:01 PM   #15
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Good photo. I think you need to pull the burner tube and clean it out. A spider web or mud dauber nest in the burner tube will cause exactly the problem you saw.

You may want to remove the orifice and clean it as well while you're there.
X2, you have an obstruction somewhere, beginning at the burner orifice and ending at the exhaust. Find it, clear it, and your problem will be solved.
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:59 AM   #16
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Here is the photo...
Nice picture. Just a thought, but was wondering if this heater has ever worked?

All the cleaning advice is likely appropriate ASSUMING THE UNIT WAS FUNCTIONING ORIGUNAKLY. IF THIS UNIT IS BRAND NEW and has never been run on gas, the problem might involve other defects or installation caused defects. If it has never worked may truly be a dealer or factory issue.

Please post your eventual out come.
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Nice picture. Just a thought, but was wondering if this heater has ever worked?

All the cleaning advice is likely appropriate ASSUMING THE UNIT WAS FUNCTIONING ORIGUNAKLY. IF THIS UNIT IS BRAND NEW and has never been run on gas, the problem might involve other defects or installation caused defects. If it has never worked may truly be a dealer or factory issue.

Please post your eventual out come.
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Side question. Is there way to regulate the temperature on the Atwood hot water heaters? Ours is a little hotter than we like it.
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Turn on more cold water!

Seriously, It doesn't appear to have an adjustable thermostat. However, you can buy thermostats with different temp settings and also adjustable units.
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Turn on more cold water!



Seriously, It doesn't appear to have an adjustable thermostat. However, you can buy thermostats with different temp settings and also adjustable units.

Just thought I would check with the forum before looking for an adjustment. Thx for the reply.
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