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Old 03-30-2014, 04:31 PM   #11
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Is the little red DSI light supposed to be lit when the water heater switch is turned on, or just when it's trying to ignite?
The DSI light should turn on momentarily until the water heater is lit (if the light comes back on or stays on, this indicates a lock out problem and the unit will not operate).
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:10 PM   #12
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The water heater burner was lit, but suddenly kicked off. Won't re-ignite now.

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Old 03-30-2014, 06:58 PM   #13
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Borrowed from Triguy.



See the black box? See the rubber plugs? Those are the breakers I mentioned. Reset the breakers, try that.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:00 PM   #14
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The water heater burner was lit, but suddenly kicked off. Won't re-ignite now.

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Ricky, it could be a variety of things and its probably best for you to explore when you are at your site. Propane is low pressure or is empty or you have air in your lines, reset button on ECO is tripped, flame probe needs adjusting are just a few possibilities why it won't light now. Its just really hard to say.

There is some diagnostic material for Suburban heaters here in our library that might help you when you are near your camper.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:11 PM   #15
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Thanks. The picture looks exactly like the water heater we have. The propane is low in the tank, but was still operating the furnace. I'll take a full tank with me this coming weekend. Really appreciate the advice

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Old 04-02-2014, 03:35 AM   #16
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In the picture shown, the little black cover at the bottom, would that be where the heating element is should I need to replace it? And is there much to replacing it?

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Old 04-02-2014, 03:46 AM   #17
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That is where the electric element is located. No, it is not hard to replace. Had to replace mine this past season on our old trailer. Got the new one from Lowes in the heating isle. It was just a big nut to screw out and connect the appropriate wires to their spots.
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Thanks for the info

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