Originally Posted by JohnW
hello from down under. having an issue with our suburban sw6de hot water system in our wildwood.
we've always ran it on gas since owning (didn't know it had ac power until recently). anyways, the other week it would just not fire up on gas, turn it on, tick tick tick, the igniter is working great, but there is just no gas coming through the solenoid to the jet.
is there a common problem with the solenoids on there? a way to test them?
just thought I would ask for some ideas before I take the tools out. was going to remove the pipe with the juet 1st from under the solenoid to make sure it isn't blocked. then remove the solenoids.
luckily I read about the ac switch so we still have hot water while we are parked up.
John, just to state the obvious, have you checked to make sure you are getting gas (ie the propane tank valves turned on, there is propane in the tank or tanks. etc). Have you successfully turned on the stove burners to makes sure there is no air in the lines, especially if you have recently changed tanks?
After a few unsuccessful attempts to light the propane, the propane Direct Spark Ignitor/DSI (the clicking you're hearing) actually locks out the propane gas supply. You have to turn the DSI (inside coach/RV) switch off, then on again after about 30 seconds to start the process over.