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Old 07-08-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Question Hot water heater won't light.

The hot water heater on our TT won't light. It has worked fine until this time. I don't smell gas so I don't think it's getting propane. It's a suburbam heater. I don't want to spend $600.00 to replace it if I don't have to. 1995 Skyline Aljo 2210. Thanks
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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The hot water heater on our TT won't light. It has worked fine until this time. I don't smell gas so I don't think it's getting propane. It's a suburbam heater. I don't want to spend $600.00 to replace it if I don't have to. 1995 Skyline Aljo 2210. Thanks
Do you have to light it with a match or what?
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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Yes. It has a pilot that has to be lit
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Yes. It has a pilot that has to be lit
Will the pilot stay lit? If not, it could be the thermocouple which are pretty cheap and can be purchased at HD or Lowes. Just take the old one off and match it. At worst, go to an rv dealer or Camping World.
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No it won't light. I don't think it's getting gas.
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I just have to ask. Do you have gas in the bottle, is the valve opened.
If you don't know what you'r doing around LP gas regulators, electronic schematics and components, etc. maybe you should have it checked by a RV Technician at a dealership to be on the safe side.
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Turn the propane off, disconnect the line and have DW turn the propane back on slowly and see if you get gas to the unit itself.
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Good idea. It should be though. The tanks are full
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:23 PM   #9
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I know what I'm doing I just don't really know the ins and outs of this kind of system.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:33 PM   #10
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I know what I'm doing I just don't really know the ins and outs of this kind of system.
Flying/crawling varmits have a bad habit of building nests in the tubing and may have invited themselves to your home on wheels. If you have compressed air available, you might try blowing the tubing out on both ends.
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