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Old 05-18-2014, 07:04 PM   #1
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Hot water switch??!?

Hey folks, I just picked up a 2013 Vibe 6504. I do see the switch inside for the heater and water pump. But I don't see a switch for the hot water tank. I checked the useless manual. It says it should be inside somewhere. It is not in the external housing. Any ideas where it is? I assume it has to have one. Can't just be automatic.

Any other tips for a newbie are welcome. Virgin trip this weekend.
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
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Not familiar with the Vibe - sorry - but take a look inside your Hot Water Heater on the outside - hope this was a good guess
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:34 PM   #3
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Is this what I am looking for?
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:49 PM   #4
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The switch is outside in the water heater compartment. You need to open the access door on the outside. There will be a small black switch on the lower left side. It may be hard to see because it is behind some of the gas plumbing. There may be a locking pin in it, you just need to pull it out to turn it in. Make 100% sure you have water in the tank before you turn it on as you will burn out the heater if there is no water.
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:49 PM   #5
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Similar to to that at least got the lp side. Electric may have a small black rocker switch I'm the lower left corner of the water heater itself. Remove the cover to find it. They usually come with a small pin to keep the electric off unless you want it in.

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Old 05-18-2014, 08:01 PM   #6
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Great! I'll look tomorrow
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:16 PM   #7
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P- town, as stated above, make sure you have water in the tank before turning it on. I.E, hook up hose, turn on kitchen or bathroom sink and let run until the air is out and it flows smoothly.

Once the water heater rocker switch is turned on, also make sure the water heater breaker switch is on.

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Have you used the water heater yet? Was the trailer winterised? There are bypass valves on the back side of the water heater that need to be turned so you fill the water heater if it was winterised. To be 100% sure you have water in the tank you can pull the leaver on the pressure relief valve in the outside compartment. You should get water coming out if the tank is full (as long as the water system is pressurised).
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Your hot water switch should be on the panel as you walk in the door .... where the slide and awning controls are. When you turn it on it will cycle for a few seconds before lighting the heater.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:34 PM   #10
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This is all a huge help. Question: where are the general fuses and is there a separate fuse for the hot water tank? I have no idea how much the seller actually winterized. I'll need to check those bypass valves and make sure there is water pressure
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