Originally Posted by handbuilder
Big oil - what was the verdict? Did your water heater work ok or no? Curious - because same thing happened to me last weekend on my first trip since dewinterizing. I haven't pulled it out of our shop to check it out yet...hoping you have good news to share? Spouse is optimistic bur after reading things posted on this topic, I am thinking I should jist order that element and keep on stand by.
Mine was fine because the black switch outside was off. I just dewinterized a few days ago, filled the water heater and turned checked everything out. I turned on the propane, and then the water heater switch on the inside panel, and I heard the heater start and the heat coming from the exhaust. I'll be honest, I haven't used the electric side of the water heater, but understanding how it works I'm sure everything is ok.