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Old 07-27-2014, 06:09 PM   #1
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Hot Water Tank Stays On

I have a Surveyor Eco-Lite (2011) and the hot water tank is always hot. I have made sure the switch at the kitchen sink is OFF as is the black switch outside beside the tank. I have even switched off the breaker that is labelled H/W and both propane tanks are shut off. So why is the hot water tank still hot?

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Old 07-27-2014, 06:17 PM   #2
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The water in my tank will stay hot for a few hours, your tank is made of steel so the steel will retain the heat.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:54 PM   #3
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I was thinking propane but you say its off.
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:11 PM   #4
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Still hot after 3 days. Definitely no propane on.
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Still hot after 3 days. Definitely no propane on.

Still getting A/C, breaker mis labeled?
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:38 PM   #6
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Still getting A/C, breaker mis labeled?
Sounds like this is the case. The black switch that controls the electric heating element on a Suburban brand water heater can be tricky. To turn it OFF, you press in on the word "Off". The pic below would be in the OFF position.






It's also possible the switch is wired backwards.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:17 PM   #7
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I will check these items out.

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Old 07-27-2014, 11:51 PM   #8
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Hot Water Tank Stays On

Disconnected from shore power and tank cooled down however for some reason the propane detector went off despite the fact both propane tanks were OFF. Testing to see if switch is wired incorrectly now. It was in the OFF position when I plugged back in and I did hear something from the HW tank. We'll see what happens.
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Propane detector will go off with low voltage as well.
Was your battery almost dead?

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Old 07-28-2014, 06:13 AM   #10
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Would venture to guess the switch is wired correctly, but is stuck in the ON position.
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