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Old 10-12-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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WATER HEATER SUBURBAN SW6DE Troubleshooting

Water heater works on electric, but I can't get it to come on using the propane. I don't hear the clicking sound like when it first turns on. Need help, leaving on trip in a week. Thank you .
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:05 PM   #2
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Check the 12 volt fuse in the power center as a start. Make sure you have 12 volt power to the water heater.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:22 PM   #3
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I have the same one (I think) - direct spark ignition, no pilot light. Haven't had an issue with start-up on gas. After the main LPG shut off has been closed for a while, I alway light one of the the stove-top burners as a way of getting most of the air out of the system. I've never had a problem with the WH not firing up when required.

If the igniter is clicking but the burner isn't lighting off, you have either a gas supply problem or some foreign objects in the burner system tubing (spider nests, other bugs).
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:43 PM   #4
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Yes, I checked the fuses. The iginiter is not clicking at all. So I just took it to the dealer and see what they come up with. I'll let you know when I find out.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:45 PM   #5
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Having the same problem with my 2012 windjammer
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:13 PM   #6
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Is the water hot from the electric heater? If it is hot gas will not come on.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:45 PM   #7
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no this is with the electric off.
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