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Old 02-18-2013, 05:52 AM   #1
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Question Water heater ?

On my 2011 georgetown 378 I have a SA10 DE Suburban Water Heater. It just stopped working in the Electric mode but works fine on propane.
Fuse is good, all connections are good, reset button has been reset, etc.. Does anyone know how to check for a bad heater element. What the resitsance should be,
Also any ideas what I should check to get it working? The manual is pretty vague

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Old 02-18-2013, 06:25 AM   #2
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I believe there's a troubleshooting manual in the files section upper left hand corner of frf. Right next to user cp.
Take the two wires off the element.
Resistance should be present.
No resistance would be a bad element.


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Old 02-18-2013, 08:44 AM   #3
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did you operate with no water in tank tats a 3 second mistake but a relatively cheap fix
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:56 AM   #4
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Another easy test for element, remove small round cover from element. Turn on heater and probe the two 120 VAC connections, if power is there, element is open if no power circuits before this point are open. Check the thermostat next to the trip button next.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:01 AM   #5
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Thanks Everyone I'll let you know what I find
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