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Old 11-11-2017, 11:10 AM   #1
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Wink Switch with red light in kitchen?

Hi all. I would really appreciate your help. We have just got a 2001 Cardinal and we have an unnamed switch under the kitchen cabinet above the sink and have no idea what it is. It is to the left of the above sink light and to the right of the microwave. It is black and when you flick it it glows red. It's not the water heater as that is labeled and on the lower cabinet. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 11-11-2017, 11:15 AM   #2
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Hi all. I would really appreciate your help. We have just got a 2001 Cardinal and we have an unnamed switch under the kitchen cabinet above the sink and have no idea what it is. It is to the left of the above sink light and to the right of the microwave. It is black and when you flick it it glows red. It's not the water heater as that is labeled and on the lower cabinet. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Outside light maybe? That's what we had in our TT.
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Old 11-11-2017, 11:20 AM   #3
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Maybe a switch for heat pads under the tanks or heat tape on drainpipes/freshwater hose from tank? Remote switch for water pump or electric element in hot water tank?
You may have to do some detective work, I try to label switches that I install.
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Have no clue for your switch. But.... Find out what 'breaker'/fuse that goes too. This may help narrow things down and when/if you 'pop' the breaker/fuse you will have a new fuse(s) to put in....
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Old 11-11-2017, 01:34 PM   #6
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Electric element

it may be that an add-on electric Hottrod Element has been added to the water heater. You can verify by checking if the anode rod in the water heater has a 2 prong electric cord plugged into the end of it. If it does, flip the switch and see if you get hot water with the propane heating switch off.
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[IMG]/http://www.campingworld.com/search/?keyword=hott+rod[/IMG]
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I️ think you will find that it is the gas switch for the water heater. The red light only comes on when the igniter is lighting the flame. For example if you were out of propane the igniter would keep coming on and so would the light.
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Since it is not labeled I would guess it was an add on from a previous owner, if so it could be quite a few things. Good Luck!
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RED Light Switch in kitchen

Have a pretty good idea... It took me a while to figure it out on mine! If it looks like the other original light switches and doesn't seem to do anything, I'll bet it is the switch for the awning LED lights. Can't see them when the awning is rolled up, and the indicator light reminds you not to leave it on. Even with LED's, some heat would be generated in a rolled up awning, which wouldn't likely cause a fire, but could cause damage to the fabric - not to mention an unnecessary battery drain. Hope this helps!
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Since it is not labeled I would guess it was an add on from a previous owner, if so it could be quite a few things. Good Luck!
This 'not labeled' logic doesn't apply to my 2015 Wildcat. I have 4 unlabeled switches just above and below my switch panel. One for tank heater, one for ceiling fan, one for hallway overhead lights, one for hallway step light. Of these 4, only the tank heater switch is a lighted switch.
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Hi all. I would really appreciate your help. We have just got a 2001 Cardinal and we have an unnamed switch under the kitchen cabinet above the sink and have no idea what it is. It is to the left of the above sink light and to the right of the microwave. It is black and when you flick it it glows red. It's not the water heater as that is labeled and on the lower cabinet. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Hi there - I live in a 1999 Cardinal and also have a switch similar to that next to the light over the sink. Mine is labelled Arctic Pack. I am a widow now for the past year and a half and have never touched that switch I have to admit, as I am not really sure what it is for. I don't remember my late husband ever using it either, to be perfectly honest. I may have to research it, as perhaps it helps to keep the heat in the RV during the winter months.....somehow?
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Hi there - I live in a 1999 Cardinal and also have a switch similar to that next to the light over the sink. Mine is labelled Arctic Pack. I am a widow now for the past year and a half and have never touched that switch I have to admit, as I am not really sure what it is for. I don't remember my late husband ever using it either, to be perfectly honest. I may have to research it, as perhaps it helps to keep the heat in the RV during the winter months.....somehow?
"Artic Pack" makes me suspect it's the tank heaters.
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Hi there - I live in a 1999 Cardinal and also have a switch similar to that next to the light over the sink. Mine is labelled Arctic Pack. I am a widow now for the past year and a half and have never touched that switch I have to admit, as I am not really sure what it is for. I don't remember my late husband ever using it either, to be perfectly honest. I may have to research it, as perhaps it helps to keep the heat in the RV during the winter months.....somehow?
Arctic Pack is for tank heaters for the gray and black tanks. To keep them from freezing in the winter when temps are below freezing.
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On my 2009 Forest River Cherokee it activates the heat pad for the H2O holding tank, which do not even work unless itís 40F degrees or lower. (I was told this by seller)...
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