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Old 06-07-2014, 06:32 AM   #1
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water heater trouble shoot 2014 2650

I had mistakenly turned on the water heater (electric) not realizing the tank had been bypassed (& drained) - it was only a few minutes but now when on electric it pretty much doesn't work and on gas it only gets luke warm. Any ideas on what needs to be replaced and what the wattage is for the electric element? Thanks. And yes my wife has explained in great detail what an idiot I am.

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Old 06-07-2014, 06:51 AM   #2
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Check our our FAQ with a special section on water heaters.
There you will find a discussion about luke warm water
How to change a burned out electric element
Cheapest place to buy a new electric element.

Good Luck!

Don't beat yourself up over this. So many of us here have done it.
It's almost like there's two kinds of RVers-- Those that have burned out
the element and those that will....

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Old 06-07-2014, 06:56 AM   #3
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A model number for your water heater would help.

If it is a Suburban, you will be looking for a 110 volt (NOT 220) 1440 Watt (or 1500W) electric element. Changing it is on a video on YouTube. You will NEED a 1 1/2 inch socket to do the job.

As to the gas, you most likely left the bypass valve open. It should be closed.

It could also be a shower hand wand cross valve closed and the faucets left open. Both cases will allow cold water to mix with the hot water throughout the camper.
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