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Old 06-17-2019, 01:10 PM   #1
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34IK can't shut off water heater

My water heater won't shut off on electric. I've never run it on gas. Before I store the trailer I shut everything off but the trailer sits along side my house with power on to keep batts charged. Water is always scalding hot.
We are visiting family and set up in a campsite. Water heater is off. Hot water abounds.

Any ideas?
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:07 PM   #2
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Turn the AC breaker off to water heater.
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:16 PM   #3
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My water heater won't shut off on electric. I've never run it on gas. Before I store the trailer I shut everything off but the trailer sits along side my house with power on to keep batts charged. Water is always scalding hot.
We are visiting family and set up in a campsite. Water heater is off. Hot water abounds.

Any ideas?
It sounds like you may have a dual propane/electric Suburban water heater (SWDE model), whereas the switch to the electric heating element is located on the face of the water heater. This thread will show you where this switch is located, and how to operate it.

We have many members who do not know of this. If this switch is on, then anytime you are connected to shore power, the electric heating element will be on also.

Suburban's electric switch and much more
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:41 PM   #4
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One could turn off the breaker....
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:44 PM   #5
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Interestingly, there is no breaker labeled for the water heater. There is, however, a 15amp dc fuse labeled water heater.
We're there a breaker I would indeed turn it off. This doesn't actually address the issue of having a soft key on the InCommand center that says water heater: >Electric or>Propane or > Both. So I have a key (water heater) and it's program that does what?
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Interestingly, there is no breaker labeled for the water heater. There is, however, a 15amp dc fuse labeled water heater.
We're there a breaker I would indeed turn it off. This doesn't actually address the issue of having a soft key on the InCommand center that says water heater: >Electric or>Propane or > Both. So I have a key (water heater) and it's program that does what?
Ok, if you have an option to turn off the electric heating element in the command center, you may possibly have a suburban swdel model....but we don't know at this stage as you have not told us the make/model of water heater you have and Forest River uses several different ones. It's all kind of guess work without better input of exactly what you have.

If a suburban swdel, you still have an outside switch you may can turn off to the electric element, to stop it at this point since you have not identified the circuit breaker to such. It's explained in the link.

An actual picture of the water heater you have in your RV would help tremendously.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:14 PM   #7
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We are the proud owner of a 2019 31ik and you're right. You can shut it off in the command center and it doesn't do any good. The switch for the electric is outside on the water heater itself. Don't ask me what good the command center does when choosing.
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so does it go through the command center as part of a load shredding strategy?
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:30 PM   #10
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My water heater won't shut off on electric. I've never run it on gas. Before I store the trailer I shut everything off but the trailer sits along side my house with power on to keep batts charged. Water is always scalding hot.
We are visiting family and set up in a campsite. Water heater is off. Hot water abounds.

Any ideas?

My 2020 Hathaway has the Gas/Elec water heater. I have a breaker marked "Water Heater" so not sure why your's doesn't. It does also have the switch on the water heater face as well.
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