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Old 05-08-2015, 06:44 PM   #1
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Atwood water heater - electric

Ok, first trip of the season with a new water heater in our tracer 3200bht and again it's only working on propane. I had it in electric for a half hour and nothing, I switched it to propane and boom it fires up and heats the water
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Any suggestions on what to check?
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:00 PM   #2
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At times on my lacrosse I will lose electric hw. I would open the outside access door and wiggle the wires on the board. Upper right side I think.Worked every time for me so far. Might be worth a try?

Just curious as to why you had to change out your water heater so soon?
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:11 PM   #3
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I had the same issue last year and they replaced the element and it was working according to the dealer
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:02 AM   #4
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If not loose wires my guess is your electric element is burned out. It's a easy DIY fix with the tool to remove the element. Takes only a few minutes.
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:22 AM   #5
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It's a new element, it was just replaced last fall due to the same thing
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It's a new element, it was just replaced last fall due to the same thing
10 secs with the electric on and no water in the tank and it's toast! Disconnect the wires from the element and check it for continuity. No continuity, it's gone also.
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Yeah I didn't even turn it on for about a half hour after hooking up and having the water on. I'll have to do some checking when we get home
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:16 AM   #8
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I had the same issue in my Sanibel last year. Water heater worked on propane but not on electric. Checked element for continuity and it was good. Checked 12V/110V relay and discovered it was fried along with the wiring. This issue also blew part of the circuit board out. Was repaired under warrantee. Relay, wiring, and control board replaced resulting in a water heater operating on electric and/or propane.
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