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Old 08-07-2013, 04:09 PM   #11
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Electric Water Heater

Mine is more of a switch; however, it is likely the case that one is "on" and the other is the "off" electric for your water heater. (Of course, also not likely good that they are 'rotted' as this may indicate that they may not make 'contact' to properly function.) You might be able to tell which one is currently depressed by feeling; however, if you do not have water getting hot after a little while, push the other one and that should be the "on." (Assuming that the contacts are not corroded and neither of them function.)

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Old 08-07-2013, 04:21 PM   #12
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Mine is more of a switch; however, it is likely the case that one is "on" and the other is the "off" electric for your water heater. (Of course, also not likely good that they are 'rotted' as this may indicate that they may not make 'contact' to properly function.) You might be able to tell which one is currently depressed by feeling; however, if you do not have water getting hot after a little while, push the other one and that should be the "on." (Assuming that the contacts are not corroded and neither of them function.)

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thanks.
going out there to try now. I dont want to get zapped because you cant press the rubber button with your finger going through the hole in the rubber.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:09 PM   #13
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Clarifying question. Does it fill (if empty) by just turning on the pump or do you also have to turn on a hot tap?
Hot tap has to be on, or da water has no place to pump to.
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thanks.
going out there to try now. I dont want to get zapped because you cant press the rubber button with your finger going through the hole in the rubber.
ok, those rubber buttons are the reset. its a plastic flip switch near the bottom. elec water works, yay.
red led rocker switch inside that says "heater" is just for propane water heater?
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thanks.
going out there to try now. I dont want to get zapped because you cant press the rubber button with your finger going through the hole in the rubber.
some heaters don't have electric, some have a switch inside the camper, and some have a small switch below those button you are talking about.
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Mine is more of a switch; however, it is likely the case that one is "on" and the other is the "off" electric for your water heater. (Of course, also not likely good that they are 'rotted' as this may indicate that they may not make 'contact' to properly function.) You might be able to tell which one is currently depressed by feeling; however, if you do not have water getting hot after a little while, push the other one and that should be the "on." (Assuming that the contacts are not corroded and neither of them function.)

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Those buttons are probable the limit switches not the on off switch.
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Electric switch is on the heater itself, accessible from the outside. Lower left corner somewhat hidden. Inside switch is for propane. Both can be used for faster recovery as propane is faster, otherwise use electric from campground and save your propane.
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Those buttons are 'reset' buttons for (I think) overtemp protectors. WRT using electric heat, once tank is filled, you'll find a switch nestled behind the pressure relief valve labeled on-off. Turn it on with a/c power on coach and the heater should heat.
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