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Old 05-23-2015, 09:48 AM   #11
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i stand corrected i did not have valveopen it was actually in closef position. water is now heating up on gas just hope i didnt burn out electric element. ty all
I'm thinking a trip to Lowes/Home Depot is in store for a new element and wrench.
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Old 05-23-2015, 09:51 AM   #12
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I'm thinking a trip to Lowes/Home Depot is in store for a new element and wrench.
Unfortunately, I must agree. However, the member may also need a hi-limit/ Thermostat for the electric side, as they can often mess up in conjunction with the heating element burning out.

But as long as the propane side is working, the member can use it like that indefinitely...and not even bother with the electric element replacement.

That's the great thing about the dual power source water heaters. You can use one, the other, or both at the same time...if needed. If one side is inoperable, then you have the option of using the other and keep on camping ....provided of course you have propane and/or a source of 120 volt power for the electric element.
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:01 AM   #13
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is it easy to change out the element my self, im a newbie as u can tell
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:06 AM   #14
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is it easy to change out the element my self, im a newbie as u can tell
If you have the Suburban water heater, you can go to the link I posted previously in post #9. At the very bottom of the linked tutorial is more information and a link to another tutorial from KyDan on how to replace the element.


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Here is the FAQ link again from post 9.:

Suburban's electric switch and much more
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:25 PM   #15
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Sounds crazy but I had it happen. The water heater was still in bypass so the overheat tripped. Very frustrating when I found it.
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Old 05-24-2015, 02:29 PM   #16
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We went through this process with our 233s over this weekend. The bypass (3 valves) wasn't well explained during our PDI (we are new camper owners) and we expect we burned out the element. You are not alone.

How upset should we be that the trailer wasn't released in a generally ready state?
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