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Old 05-01-2014, 01:49 PM   #31
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You would have to take the black cover off to see if the hi limit was loose, but I will go with Herk, it's either one or the other of hi limit, element or both being defective.
I took the black cover off and no visible damage or loose parts, everything still looks brand new.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:02 PM   #32
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Do you have an amp probe by any chance you should pull between 8 and 10 amps while heating the element. If the element is bad you will pull 0 amps.
I have checked voltage and amps from my shore power. I am getting 120v continuous from shore and generator and 7.9 to 8.2 amps. I checked voltage from the black wires under the "black box" hi/lo temp sensors and was getting 110V.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:05 PM   #33
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Have you confirmed the dealer is actually using AC to heat the water and not propane or AC/Propane mix?

I can easily see the dealer thinking you have no HW at all and saying "Yep, works with propane so he should be all good."
I never thought of that. It could very well be the issue,I will find out for sure tomorrow afternoon!
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:21 PM   #34
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I took the black cover off and no visible damage or loose parts, everything still looks brand new.
Did you try to tighten the hi limit nut? Mine looked fine until I started removing it and it was not real tight and had some debris under it. New trailer 2012. Limit would keep tripping even with a new heating element that I messed up and burned out. Replaced with 140d on both hi limits.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:40 PM   #35
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No I did not it felt snug. I may remove it and check for debris behind it. I do not want to drag it back to the dealer, tomorrow will make 3 trips in 7 days. Just glad dealer is only 30 miles away.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:40 PM   #36
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I have checked voltage and amps from my shore power. I am getting 120v continuous from shore and generator and 7.9 to 8.2 amps. I checked voltage from the black wires under the "black box" hi/lo temp sensors and was getting 110V.
Jumper out the limit if you pull 8 amps for 30 min. and get hot water your limit is bad. they are just bi- metal that heat up and open to shut the juice off. Your limit could just be opening to soon being bad. I will bet you a dollar to a beer they used the propane side only. These water heaters are pretty simple. Make sure you have 110 first at the element then do the jumper and recheck for 110v at the element and your pulling 8 amps. Should take about 20 to 30 mins to get to hot from cold.
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Jumper out the limit if you pull 8 amps for 30 min. and get hot water your limit is bad. they are just bi- metal that heat up and open to shut the juice off. Your limit could just be opening to soon being bad. I will bet you a dollar to a beer they used the propane side only. These water heaters are pretty simple. Make sure you have 110 first at the element then do the jumper and recheck for 110v at the element and your pulling 8 amps. Should take about 20 to 30 mins to get to hot from cold.
Good idea you old Goat. Just make sure you unplug from shore power before jumping the limit and be prepared to turn the heater off as soon as the water gets hot.
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Could also be thermostat opens early, had one do that. Next to hi limit.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:49 PM   #39
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Well I didn't try anything today, got off of work too late. It will be a no charge at the dealer because it falls in the 30 day workmanship warranty. I will let them troubleshoot it from here on out.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:36 PM   #40
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Well I have a gremlin some where. I brought it to the RV dealer Friday afternoon. I hooked it up and 30 minutes later I had hot water. and no need to keep camper there, if it fi broke you cant fix it. I get home and tested it over the weekend and it is now working.
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