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Old 05-08-2014, 01:17 PM   #11
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Well it was the Limit Switch! Thanks guys!
Glad you found the problem and can now get it fixed. We also always appreciate when members do let us know the final solution to their problem, as this may help other members in the future who are searching for answers to similar troubles.

Please remind your hubbie, to not forget to make sure there is no power going to the water heater when he replaces the hi-limit t-stat........as it is easy to forget to turn off power in the enthusiasm to fix it. He would literally be 'shocked' to realize he forgot this step.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:14 PM   #12
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Glad you found the problem and can now get it fixed. We also always appreciate when members do let us know the final solution to their problem, as this may help other members in the future who are searching for answers to similar troubles.

Please remind your hubbie, to not forget to make sure there is no power going to the water heater when he replaces the hi-limit t-stat........as it is easy to forget to turn off power in the enthusiasm to fix it. He would literally be 'shocked' to realize he forgot this step.
Thank you so much for the help. We HAVE solved the problem. The 120V t-stat was the problem. The picture below is a better view of the broken one. Installed the new one and 30 mins later we had HOT water again! Oh and we did get a laugh out of "literally be 'shocked' to realize he forgot this step!" Amazon.com: Suburban 520788 120V Electric Thermostat for SW Model: Automotive this is the one my camper took. Thanks Again Everyone!
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:22 PM   #13
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Broken 120V t-stat.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:16 PM   #14
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Thanks for this tread. We just drove from the north Dallas area to Carlsbad NM to find no hot water on electric and propane is fine. No problems previously about a month ago and I will assume t stat on mine as well. I had spare elements but guess I'll be adding these as well.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:38 PM   #15
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Is it possible for the 120v hi limit to be defective without burning the element on it? If not what else could it be if I have power to the ac plug and it works fine on propane. I pulled the element first thing and it looked fine. And I have a switch which is on. Per the schematic there is nothing else between the ac plug and element. TIA.
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Our hot water element also looked fine when we pulled it out, but we replaced it anyway just in case. When we removed the black reset buttons we found that the 120v t-stat was bad. Did you pull the reset buttons off to look at the t-stat?
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:36 AM   #17
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There is a fusible link between the 120V thermostats (there are two Hi/Low one above the other). Pull the reset cover off and see if the wire link is in place on the left side set of thermostats. Right side is for the propane heater control.

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Old 08-05-2014, 05:20 PM   #18
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I am having the same problem. I replaced the heater element and the switch. I checked the hi limit and it looks good. When I put a meter across the hi limit I get a reading of zero instead of 118. I checked the breaker and it is 118. I cannot find the 110 plug in. I have a FR 350 ts 2012. With the switch off I get 20 volts at the back of the switch, when I turn the switch on I get nothing at the element! I would like to check electric at 110 plug in. If any one knows wher it is please help. Thanks so much for help!


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Old 08-05-2014, 11:52 PM   #19
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Got it, went to get sandwich and when I came home checked again and it works.!


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