Originally Posted by camperman62
I kept my power source on to my travel trailer the switch on the wall above the water heater compartment was on and red reset light was lite. Leaving it on will it do any damage to the water heater?
No, but after 3 failed light attempts (red light on) the High/Low limit switches will pop the breakers inside the water heater,
When you have water in the heater (you can open the relief valve and water comes out) you will be able to reset the switches.
1) Turn off the switch with the red light
2) Make sure the little black switch under the metal cover outside was turned off when you winterized.
3) With the outside metal cover open (on the suburban WH) look for two round rubber circles. One or both should be "dimpled." Press the center of the rubber circle until you feel it snap in. That is the reset button resetting. (At the very top of one of the second photo).
4) Making sure you have Propane, switch the WH back on. The red light should come on and then go off letting you know the heater has called for heat and the propane did light. If you ever see the red light on, it most likely means you ran out of propane.
5) If you found the black switch in the on position; you had power to the camper; and no water in the WH; you most likely burned up your 120VAC element. To fix it you will need to remove and replace it (bit of a job but if you are handy it should not be bad.).
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