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Old 08-19-2015, 09:01 PM   #1
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Gas side of gas/elect water heater not working

The gas side of my Suburban water heater is not working. Could it be the supply line? or inside switch. Inside switch does not light up when put into "ON" position. Getting ready to put on the market to upgrade to Class A and want the only issue I have fixed! Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your reply. Steve
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:21 PM   #2
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Just a few quick things to check.
Have you checked the fuse?
Did you press the 12V reset on the W/H itself?
Does it click outside like it is trying to light?
Have you checked the LP gas flow?
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:40 AM   #3
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Will check those today. Gas should be fine. Fuse could be a possibility. 12v correct? steve
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:08 AM   #4
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make sure you don't have a spiders nest or other obstruction.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:55 AM   #5
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No light when trying to light is a BIG CLUE.

1) No 12 volt power (fuse or broken wire)
2) High Limit thermostat "popped" (reset)
3) Bad control board (replace)

NOTE: Do not remove the rubber cover! Just gently press the reset button through the rubber disk. It should "click" if it was popped; Don't keep pressing! You could break the thermostat.
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Old 08-20-2015, 01:22 PM   #6
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Checked for blown fuse, none. Checked for reset, not it. Decided to toggle inside switch back and forth and put some pressure on it and the light came on. NOW. are these rocker type switches spring loaded to snap into the panel or do I have to completely take panel off and get to switch from the back? I changed the switch going to my hitch-up lights which is located in my compartment where my pull tank valves are located by just prying around it and it popped right out. I hope someone can visualize what I am saying because last time I tried to post a pic.....it wasn't a good experience
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:13 PM   #7
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Sounds like what happened to me with furnace on Sunseeker tried everything it was under warranty so took it to the dealer. They finally decided to pull the furnace it was never hooked up at the factory.
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