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Old 10-01-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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No hot water

I have a suburban 6 gallon elc/ gas water heater, i have been using it on electric and yesterday we had no hot water, checked all breakers and everything was on. Turned gas on and get hot water. Any help would be appreciated .
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:13 PM   #2
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The WH is probably plugged into an outlet. If so, try plugging something else into it to see if the outlet is ok.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:36 PM   #3
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unless the WH was dry when you powered up the electric side and burnt out the electrical heating element.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:14 AM   #4
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Not dry have had hw up until the other day as we are FT in a park.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:25 AM   #5
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When a circuit breaker trips it can still look like it is in the ON position. Flip the breaker for the water heater to the OFF position and then back ON. If that doesnít help I would guess the electric element in the water heater shot craps.
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Let me know what you find to be the problem. The same thing happened to us. We had been running on electricity and it just stopped working. I'm running on gas. Going to wait until I get home in a few months before I work on it. Called the RV dealer and they suspect the element. Trailer less then two years old.
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Try to reset high temperature limit on tank behind black rubber cover. Push button
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Fonzie I tried that and nothing. I fear the element may be shot, unknown. Does the anadode have anything to do with heating the water?
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Fonzie I tried that and nothing. I fear the element may be shot, unknown. Does the anadode have anything to do with heating the water?
The anode has nothing to do with heating the water. It is a sacrificial element to prevent corrosion of the tank itself.
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When a circuit breaker trips it can still look like it is in the ON position. Flip the breaker for the water heater to the OFF position and then back ON. If that doesn’t help I would guess the electric element in the water heater shot craps.
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Also check the AC (LEFT) side of the high-limit switch in the thermostat stack.
Press (lightly) the button behind the rubber circle.

If that does not work, remove the rubber cover and EXAMINE the thermostat.

This thermostat has a burned connecting wire between the high and the low limit bellows switches.
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