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Old 05-03-2014, 09:02 AM   #1
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Switch for water heater elect mode

We have a new Flagstaff 8528 IBKWS and I feel stupid for not knowing how to turn on the elect supply for the hot water heater. I know there is a switch inside the cover of the water heater which must be on but is there another switch? On the control panel inside the camper there is only one switch which turns on the gas mode. Other campers we owned had two switches side by side, one for gas and one for elect.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:05 AM   #2
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What model and make water heater?

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Old 05-03-2014, 09:08 AM   #3
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If it's a suburban its in the lower left of wh

Make sure there's water in it by flipping the relief valve.


Normally flagstaff only has one switch and it's outside as you stated.


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Old 05-03-2014, 09:24 AM   #4
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I have the same one, That the only switch you have to turn on...You just have to make sure to shut it off after you unplug or in storage. or not in use..
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:26 AM   #5
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If you have the Suburban brand, that is a very common question. Here is a post from the FAQ section that explains it in detail.:

Suburban's electric switch and much more
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:37 AM   #6
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If you're handy you could interrupt the breaker wh hot wire and install a lighted on/off switch next to your breaker panel for an inside switch.
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QUOTE=f1100turbo;602522]If you're handy you could interrupt the breaker wh hot wire and install a lighted on/off switch next to your breaker panel for an inside switch.[/QUOTE]

That's for you lazy folks.
BTW, very appropriate avatar. [
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I also have the same heater and that is the only switch. I've burned out 2 heating elements because of forgetting to shut my off. If you burned yours out the cheapest place I found was on Amazon.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:02 AM   #9
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QUOTE=f1100turbo;602522]If you're handy you could interrupt the breaker wh hot wire and install a lighted on/off switch next to your breaker panel for an inside switch.
That's for you lazy folks.
BTW, very appropriate avatar. [[/QUOTE]

Doesn't seem lazy to me ?

that avatar is solely for your benefit.
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...that avatar is solely for your benefit.
Figured as much.
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