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Old 05-20-2014, 02:40 AM   #1
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Took a122 bh 2014 out for 1st outing turned water hose on and turned gas water heater on few minutes later gas alarm sounded... Turned gas off used cold water. What did I do wrong? Anyone else has same problem? Was thinking to go to 12 volt water heater anyone else change?
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Took a122 bh 2014 out for 1st outing turned water hose on and turned gas water heater on few minutes later gas alarm sounded... Turned gas off used cold water. What did I do wrong? Anyone else has same problem? Was thinking to go to 12 volt water heater anyone else change?
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:57 AM   #3
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Took a122 bh 2014 out for 1st outing turned water hose on and turned gas water heater on few minutes later gas alarm sounded... Turned gas off used cold water. What did I do wrong? Anyone else has same problem? Was thinking to go to 12 volt water heater anyone else change?
I have not heard of a (12V) Water heater? My friend had a (12V) Coffee Pot,and he threw it away! Youroo!!
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Spiders maybe plugging the burner, check for red flame or black soot something other than a normal blue flame. if the flame has gone out eventually the thermo couple in the water heater with no flame would shut off gas supply. Maybe have a RV tech check out the heater for a malfunction.
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I agree with the above.
It's very very possible there's a spider Web in the burner chamber and needs to be cleaned.


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There is no 12V water heating. It would drain your battery in minutes.

Propane leaks are not to be taken lightly. The worst case scenario is an explosion and fire. Something not impossible with the water heater kept within the closed up environment under the bench.

Your narrative suggests to me a malfunction of the water heater. Like other systems, the propane can be self-repaired by a knowledgeable owner. It could be as simple as adjusting the air intake for the burner or clearing insects nesting around the WH.

But, if nothing obvious is present and unless you are quite comfortable that you have tracked this down and fixed it, getting it checked by a pro is a good plan.
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There is no 12V water heating.

... if nothing obvious is present and unless you are quite comfortable that you have tracked this down and fixed it, getting it checked by a pro is a good plan.
I agree with Pooneil.

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Took a122 bh 2014 out for 1st outing turned water hose on and turned gas water heater on few minutes later gas alarm sounded... Turned gas off used cold water. What did I do wrong? Anyone else has same problem? Was thinking to go to 12 volt water heater anyone else change?
Is your water heater a dual propane/electric model? If so, you can use the electric side, until the propane side can be fixed.............since the propane and electric heating element (if equipped) operate independent of each other.

This way you would still be able to have hot water until the problem with the propane can be figured out.

Do you know if you have the Suburban, Atwood, or other water heater?

If the Suburban, this FAQ below may help you in determining if you have an electric heating element side to it.

Suburban's electric switch and much more

The only drawback is you must be hooked up to a form of 120 volt shore power to use the electric heating element.
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Is your water heater a dual propane/electric model?
FR A Frames come with a DSI propane as the stock WH. Any electric would be aftermarket.
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