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Old 05-08-2013, 10:44 PM   #21
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One more thing to check is the high limit reset button.

There is a rubber panel with two round rubber areas that have a reset button under it. Puit your finger into the center of BOTH rings and press. If you feel a "snap" then one of the buttons (most likely the left (AC) one was popped.

The two thermostats (left AC - right DC) are under the rubber caps and look like the other photo. NOTE - The left (AC in this case) fusible link has melted and needs to be replaced.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:56 PM   #22
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I'll check all breakers tomorrow AM, I'll see if the water coming out of relief valve is hot, ill check all that. I'll pick up a new heating element as well, just in case.
As Bill suggested it can be the thermostat, mine failed after one year and Suburban replaced it (I did, they furnished it). Its located under the black plastic access cover out side just above the toggle switch. If it fails usually fails open acts a switch to element power when heater "turns on", opens when water is hot enough. There's sketches in your book, believe its on the left side of that panel where the DC thermostat is on the right. You need a voltage tester or a friend who has one to see if its defective. If water is still cold the thermo should be closed, if open its no good.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:58 PM   #23
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One more thing to check is the high limit reset button.

There is a rubber panel with two round rubber areas that have a reset button under it. Puit your finger into the center of BOTH rings and press. If you feel a "snap" then one of the buttons (most likely the left (AC) one was popped.

The two thermostats (left AC - right DC) are under the rubber caps and look like the other photo. NOTE - The left (AC in this case) fusible link has melted and needs to be replaced.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:26 PM   #24
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This is the unit on my 30 wrkss Flagstaff. The heating elements can be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot. Go online to the manufactures site. Using the model number it will give the part number and/or amp for the replacement. Make sure you purchase the wrench to remove the element. Total cost was around 30.00. Based on Herks pics is located behind the smaller black cover that is behind the gas/air line. a screw driver and 7/16 wrench is about all you will need to do the job. It took me about 30 mins.
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Another stupid suggestion: several people have found the water heater unplugged.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #26
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Another stupid suggestion: several people have found the water heater unplugged.
Yes they have. Thanks for pointing that out as another thing for the OP to check.
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