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Old 04-01-2016, 08:29 AM   #1
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Hey everyone.
I have a 2011 Salem Hemisphere 312QBUD trailer I keep down at the lake (200 miles from home). Last fall I was having trouble with my water heater not heating the water on electric. I've replaced the anode rod already (didn't fix), but didn't check the thermostat to see if it has melted like other post on here mention.

I've done some research and think I need to order a Suburban 232317 thermostat switch. Does anyone know if there standard thermostat for Suburban DSI water heaters?
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:42 AM   #2
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You probably learned that an anode rod has nothing to do with heating water. Before I would order and spend money on another part, I would jumper across the thermostat with a few inches of insulated wire. If that doesn't make the WH work, a new thermostat will not fix the problem. I'm sorry I can't answer your specific part number question. It was more than 8 years ago that I had WH problems.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:09 AM   #3
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On the bottom left ( outside) just above the power switch, there are two round black rubber covered circles. They are over temp snap disc switches. Push each one. If one of them snaps, it had tripped and is now reset. Then try again. If they are OK, You may have burned up the heating element, by applying power when the WH tank was empty. Easy to do if WH is left on after a trip and you plug RV in to clean at home.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:10 AM   #4
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Have you checked the element?
As mentioned the anode rod has nothing to do with heating the water.
Maybe you mistook the anode rod for the element?
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:13 AM   #5
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I'd bet that the element is burned out before I'd suspect the T-Stat. Have you checked the element?
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:21 AM   #6
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Not trying to be ugly but RV water heaters does not appear to fall within your realm of expertise and perhaps assistance from someone local to visually assist you with this issue is waranted. Just a friendly suggestion.
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