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Old 05-24-2014, 01:29 PM   #1
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Hot water tank issue

I have turned on our hot water tank by flipping the on/off switch on the inside control panel for the first time In our 2015 351ds Georgetown...I made sure the tank was full and the valves were open and all I get is a red reset button light with no hot water...any suggestions?
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:30 PM   #2
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Also I checked the breaker and it seems fine!
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:32 PM   #3
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Hot water tank issue

My red light comes on when I first turn it on, but after the burner lights and heats the water, the light goes off.... I haven't ever had a concern with it NOT working...
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Ok...maybe I am ignorant so forgive me, but do I have to light an igniter...I thought it was automatic...also I was trying to run it electrically not by propane method?!
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Off of shore power there is nothing to ignite.


What brand name heater do you have?

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Nice!

Does it have a on/off switch?
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Ok...I flipped the on/off button on that outside unit...how do I know if it ignited? Sorry if I seem ridiculous..first timer!!! I hope to the hang of this soon!
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Ok...I flipped the on/off button on that outside unit...how do I know if it ignited? Sorry if I seem ridiculous..first timer!!! I hope to the hang of this soon!
You do nothing for now, it will take a bit before you have hot water.

If you wish you can use both gas and shore power to heat the water faster but why burn thru the propane.
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First, Welcome. Hey we were all new at some point.

Your water heater runs off two sources. #1 is propane and #2 is electric 110volt.

With your propane tanks turned on at the valves lite a stove burner to purge any air from the lines. Make sure your hot water tank is full of water by running a hot water faucet until air is purged or you could use valve on the hot water heater. Flip the switch on your control panel and that should light the hot water heater on propane.

If you are hooked up to "shore power" (camp ground power) you could choose to flip the switch on the hot water heater and heat with electric.

If you want to heat water faster turn both inside switch (propane) and outside switch (electric) on.

With the propane switch on you should be able to hear the burner and feel heat at the vent on the water heater.

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