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Old 05-08-2012, 11:36 PM   #1
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Water heater (just gas or gas and electric?)

Does anyone no how to tell if your hot water heater just gas or gas and electric.i have looked outside there is no switch.in the 329 2011 specs it says the hot water is gas and electric if so how do you switch from one to the other any help appricated.

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Old 05-08-2012, 11:56 PM   #2
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There should be a small rocker switch outside behind the gas line/gas valve on mine it is hard to see it but if it is electric should be there.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:06 AM   #3
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Try looking here:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...7&d=1333647281

A picture or a water heater switch. If it is electric, you will find a 2 inch clack plastic cover, held on by three screws, behind the burner tube. The cover will be bottom, and slightly left of center.
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You can also look at your breaker pannel for the water heater breaker. If you have a gas/elect the elect rocker switch will be located on the outside of your unit. You will have to take the water heater door off to turn the switch on or off, also the switch will have a pin through it so you do not turn it on by mistake. The only way to switch from one to another is to turn one on and the other off. Its not an automatic thing. I will only run the elect if on 50 amps as the draw is really great. You can have both on at the same time.
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You can also look at your breaker pannel for the water heater breaker. If you have a gas/elect the elect rocker switch will be located on the outside of your unit. You will have to take the water heater door off to turn the switch on or off, also the switch will have a pin through it so you do not turn it on by mistake. The only way to switch from one to another is to turn one on and the other off. Its not an automatic thing. I will only run the elect if on 50 amps as the draw is really great. You can have both on at the same time.
That's not totally true . You can run both gas
And electric on 30 amp at the same time and the draw isn't
That much because.
the electric side is 110v
Gas side is 12 v
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On my trailer the switch for electric is on bottom left of water heater. Black switch behind silver tubing.
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Fyi I have a 2011 palomino and the outside switch is disabled!
The gas AND electric switch is mounted on control panel.
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The switch on my control panel is for the propane ignition. (you can hear it clicking when it is trying to light) When the red light goes out ( about 3 sec.) the propane is lit.
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On my trailer the switch for electric is on bottom left of water heater. Black switch behind silver tubing.
This one looks the same as mine, but the black switch he is speaking of is to turn the system on. If only this switch is on it is, or will run on gas. On the monitor is a switch labeled "heater" that is to turn on the electric (120V) part of the water heater.
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Sorry but on mine the black rocker switch is only for the 110V and you don't have to have it on for propane. If you leave this switch on you will burn out the element when you drain the system of water. The switch inside only controls the propane system 12V when the light is lit than it is either trying to light or it failed to light and is in alarm. Mine is a surburban water heater and from what I know that is the way they work the Atwood I'm not sure but is probaly the same.
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