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Old 09-02-2014, 11:18 AM   #1
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Hot water heater on Electric

So yesterday when leaving our campground, i turned off the water, and used the drain valves to bleed off any remaining water. I failed to turn off the Hot water heater on electric when I did. I am guessing that I blew the element. Anyone know the Part number or Where i can order one somewhat quickly?
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:24 AM   #2
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It would help a lot if we knew what model and size of water heater. I'm guessing a Suburban brand as opposed to Atwood. You should be able to get some of the info somewhere inside the door to the unit.

Camping World carries most parts........if not a local RV parts place. It's not a huge job to remove the element and take it with you.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:26 AM   #3
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And I'm guessing you're wrong. Draining the system at the low point drains usually won't empty the HW tank. When you unpugged the electric, the heating element shut down. It may have not been on at all depending on water temp. I would assume it is ok and test it out at your earliest convenience.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:40 AM   #4
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And I'm guessing you're wrong. Draining the system at the low point drains usually won't empty the HW tank. When you unpugged the electric, the heating element shut down. It may have not been on at all depending on water temp. I would assume it is ok and test it out at your earliest convenience.
I have no idea on his but on mine if I open low point drains it will completely empty my HW tank along with all the lines.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:54 AM   #5
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I failed to turn off the Hot water heater on electric when I did. I am guessing that I blew the element.
Not necessarily. If you had already disconnected your shore power prior to that you should be golden. Bet you don't forget again
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:24 PM   #6
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i know that my Low points drain the Hot water heater. Also, i am positive that I turned the electric off last. it was hot and wanted to keep the AC going.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:29 PM   #7
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KyDan has a tutorial in the replacement of the electric element in the FAQ section here on the forums, along with where to buy.

I know offhand the stock element is usually 1440 watts on the later Suburban water heaters.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:43 PM   #8
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Make sure you buy the wrench to remove the element.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:50 PM   #9
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Make sure you buy the wrench to remove the element.
In my case the wrench cost more than the element and it ended up to be a faulty switch, not the element.
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If you have a freight harbor nearby you can pick up a wrench for around $6. Last I saw.
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