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Old 07-26-2015, 03:34 PM   #1
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Setting up and I have water heater issues

Electric WH switch off. Propane tank on. Tank is full.
I switch the water heater on in the bathroom and the red reset light comes on. No problem. Go outside and press one of the 2 reset buttons.
However, neither is popped and needs resetting?!!
Happens semi-regularly but there's always one of the buttons needing reset.
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:41 PM   #2
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Try lighting your stove first and let it run a second to get the gas flowing.
The reset is most likely because it didn't light in the specified time.
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for the idea Mark. I tried that with no luck. The light comes on immediately when I turn it on.


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Old 07-26-2015, 05:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the idea Mark. I tried that with no luck. The light comes on immediately when I turn it on.


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The DSI light usually does come on (it has on two RV's with Suburbans I've owned) until the propane ignites. It only stays on if the propane fails to ignite. Are you giving the DSI enough time to ignite the propane and then seeing if the light goes off........ or is the propane failing to ignite? It's usually a 15 second purge from when you initially turn on the DSI switch, until the first cycle of attempting to ignite the propane.

If the propane fails to ignite after the first attempt, there is usually two more delays and attempts before the propane goes into "lockout mode"......and the DSI fault light stays on continuously to let you know. You have to turn the DSI switch completely off and on again to reset the lockout.

However, if getting to the lockout part, then you may have a problem on propane delivery or ignitor problems, or even a clogged flue with spider webs (very common)

On another note, if you already have the electric heating element on, and it's heated the water...then turning on the propane/DSI switch will not get you anywhere as the thermostat isn't going to allow the burner to ignite since it doesn't need to.
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:02 PM   #5
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I went ahead and copied over the page from the Suburban manual for troubleshooting the heater. You can see from it, that the light is supposed to come on initially and stay on until 12-18 seconds later for the initial ignition cycle.

However, all of this given under the assumption you have a Suburban water heater, as you stated pushing the two resets.

EDIT: You can download the manual from our library here (link below). Page 13 and especially the first paragraph of page 14 explain it all. Hope it helps

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Old 07-26-2015, 09:51 PM   #6
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Thanks WMTIRE! You were right...there was about a 30 sec delay then the light went out and stayed out.
Nice write up for future reference! I appreciate the time!


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