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Old 12-25-2015, 12:01 PM   #11
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Have you turned off the switch INSIDE your RV. I may have not been clear that this is the switch that you have to turn off then back on again to reset the lockout (if it occured)?
Yep did that...The red reset lite don't come on
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Also is the water inside the tank already hot from the electric heating element. if so then the propane isn't going to come on because it doesn't need to. The thermostat will not allow it as it's not calling for heat.
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Old 12-25-2015, 12:05 PM   #13
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Also is the water inside the tank already hot from the electric heating element. if so then the propane isn't going to come on because it doesn't need to. The thermostat will not allow it as it's not calling for heat.
Don't think its hot. It sat all nite turned off.
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Old 12-25-2015, 12:10 PM   #14
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Don't think its hot. It sat all nite turned off.
You might can check to be sure. I am assuming that you are getting hot water inside the RV by using the electric heating element... so this should eliminate you having the bypass valves set incorrectly.

You can turn on a hot water tap to check to see how hot the water is, or go outside and flip up the hi-pressure lever on the face of the water heater to get some water directly out of the water heater to see the temp it is there. Make sure you are not directly in the line of fire to get possible hot water on you.

I'd hate to go to all this troubleshooting and you already have hot water. LOL
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Old 12-25-2015, 12:50 PM   #15
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You might can check to be sure. I am assuming that you are getting hot water inside the RV by using the electric heating element... so this should eliminate you having the bypass valves set incorrectly.

You can turn on a hot water tap to check to see how hot the water is, or go outside and flip up the hi-pressure lever on the face of the water heater to get some water directly out of the water heater to see the temp it is there. Make sure you are not directly in the line of fire to get possible hot water on you.

I'd hate to go to all this troubleshooting and you already have hot water. LOL
OK......I just did a check of my own. I turned the propane hot water switch inside the RV on, pushed in and held the reset switch, had my wife check if the reset light came on in the RV. It comes on when I push and hold in the reset switch so I'm assuming the switch is bad. It did not attempt to fire.
WE aren't currently in the RV. Just getting it ready to leave on Jan 4th. I have time to make repairs before we leave. I hope
I was in the process of removing the switch and noticed on contact wire was coroded. I sprayed with contact cleaner and cleaned the contact and guess what. That was the problem. The heater is now heating hot water.
Thanks for all your help. What you told me about the reset switch led me to the real problem. Thanks a million
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Juju, I saw where you were asking where I was at. I was at pensacola blue angle camp ground when y'all had your problems. If you need to contact me this is my email address. Jerryhow_99@yahoo.com
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