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Old 09-03-2013, 10:39 AM   #1
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Water Heater Problem

I have a 2010 Silverback and replaced the water heater element but still get no hot water on electric, propane yes!! I checked and I am getting current to the receptacle that it is plugged into. Any thing to check that I may be missing?? Thanks for any help! Rick
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I have a 2010 Silverback and replaced the water heater element but still get no hot water on electric, propane yes!! I checked and I am getting current to the receptacle that it is plugged into. Any thing to check that I may be missing?? Thanks for any help! Rick

Here are a few thing to confirm/check.

1. I am assuming it is a Suburban water heater you are talking about? If so, is there a little hidden switch on the front of the water heater to turn on the electric heating element.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ore-36197.html

2. The electric heating element can only work if you are plugged into a form of 120 volt shore power. I assume since you stated you are getitng current to the receptacle, then you are plugged in.

3. Also, the AC side hi-limit thermostat could be bad/tripped.
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Thanks for the reponse! the switch is on and has worked before. i turned it on at the first of the season with no water in it and burned it up. what voltage should show on the screws at the element?? i did see an ohm test on you tube for the element, thinking maybe i got a bad new element?
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You might want to check the hi-limit/temp thermostats. You can push to reset them, and they are under the rubber covers. These links help show where and how.

Hot water heater only works w/ gas

Suburban Water Heater Reset Button
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