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Old 04-14-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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Water heater won't light

First time out with our new Rockwood mini lite 2306 and hot water heater won't light. Electric doesn't heat water either. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
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First time out with our new Rockwood mini lite 2306 and hot water heater won't light. Electric doesn't heat water either. Any help greatly appreciated.
Is there even water in the tank?
Can you hear the propane side working?
Did you turn the by pass valves?
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:04 PM   #4
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I think there is water in the tank. When I dewinterized it I forgot to put the "rod" in the tank and water started running out the hole. Can't see the valves very well but I think I have them opened correctly. I will check again.
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I think there is water in the tank. When I dewinterized it I forgot to put the "rod" in the tank and water started running out the hole. Can't see the valves very well but I think I have them opened correctly. I will check again.
Open the pressure relief valve. If air gushes out you had the top valve closed (or check valve is stuck closed) ; if so you most likely burned out the 120 volt element.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:11 PM   #6
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Herk, you may be correct. Even so, won't the gas burner come on?
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:17 PM   #7
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Herk, you may be correct. Even so, won't the gas burner come on?
The gas system is completely different than the AC heater system.
However the common thread is "water in the tank."

Without water in the tank, the over temp thermostat could pop. This prevents power from going to the control board.

Make SURE the tank is full and the valves are properly positioned.
Make sure the outside AC switch and the inside DC/Gas switches are OFF.

Open the outside cover and press BOTH overheat reset buttons.
If they reset; you should be "Good to Go."

If one or the other system does not work, check back for some other things to check.

The over heat reset is under the rubber circles.
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I will check the things you mentioned. We are in middle of fixing dinner so will work on it later. Thanks again for the help.
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I will check the things you mentioned. We are in middle of fixing dinner so will work on it later. Thanks again for the help.
Cheese curds? Lol
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The curds were delicious!
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