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Old 12-14-2017, 03:36 PM   #1
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sensor panel - 2007 Silverback

I've searched and found several threads with similar questions, but I'm still struggling to get a clear answer on this white sensor panel above my kitchen sink. When I have my HTR toggle flipped on (so that the red light stays on), what exactly does that mean for my water heater? We're full timing and plugged into shore power. Would it benefit me any to flip the switch off? I've read similar threads where a light would indicate an issue with the water heater, but that does not appear to be the case. We've always got piping hot water available.

Its an '07 Cedar Creek Silverback 35l4qb and I'm attaching a picture of the sensor panel.

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Old 12-14-2017, 03:48 PM   #2
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Can you post a pic so we can see all the switches/lights/etc. on the panel?


A FLT light would indicate a problem.
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I thought I adding a picture originally. Guess not. What am I'm doing wrong to upload a photo?


here's a link to what my panel looks like. Its a standard KIB with two red toggles at the bottom.
https://pdxrvwholesale.com/products/...tallation-kits
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:15 PM   #4
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I thought I adding a picture originally. Guess not. What am I'm doing wrong to upload a photo?


here's a link to what my panel looks like. Its a standard KIB with two red toggles at the bottom.
https://pdxrvwholesale.com/products/...tallation-kits
Clicking on the link to the switch from your link

https://pdxrvwholesale.com/products/...witch-swokled1

It looks to me like the light in the switch just tells you that you've turned the water heater on.

Do you know what make and model water heater you have? Knowing that may help someone help you better.

If your's has a pilot light, you wouldn't have/need another light, but of course, you wouldn't need this switch, either, I wouldn't think.
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:20 PM   #5
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thanks for the quick reply. I'm not sure on the make or model of the water heater. I've played around with the switch and seem to have hot water when I have the light switched on, and when I have the light switched off. Its been on for the past week, but I did have it off for several days before that. Both times I had hot water.
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Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. Hotspot phone was out of juice. The HTR lighted switch turns its light bulb on when you activate the switch... and, as has been said, it activates the PROPANE side of your water heater. Assuming yours is a dual fuel source (electric and propane) heater, you have hot water because the electric side is on. If it's a Suburban water heater, the electric side switch is most likely on the face of the heater behind the little door on the outside. This is no problem. Many people run both sides simultaneously to provide faster recovery. I do not. If I'm hooked to electrical power, I turn on the electric side and leave the propane side off. The little red LED light between the two switches is the FLT light. If it STAYS on after start-up, it means your propane side did not light.
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Thanks Mr Dan, I think that is exactly what I was looking for. That would also explain why my propane seems to have depleted so quickly over the past few days.
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Looking at pics of your unit for sale on line, it appears your water heater is located either under your entertainment center or under your shower. Pics I saw show the water heater access panel directly in front of the main livingroom slide on the drivers side. Looks like this:

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Find that panel outside, open it, and see if you can figure out make/model.

Most Suburbans look a lot like this:
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The switch shown is to heat the water with the 110VAC electric element instead of gas (which may be what's been heating your water!).

Apologies if you already know all this.
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I thought I adding a picture originally. Guess not. What am I'm doing wrong to upload a photo?


here's a link to what my panel looks like. Its a standard KIB with two red toggles at the bottom.
https://pdxrvwholesale.com/products/...tallation-kits
To load a pic, click on "Go Advanced," then scroll down to the Attach Files box and click on the "Manage Attachments" button and go from there.
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