Originally Posted by Jeanny
Hello every one,
My question is?
In our new 2012 Sandpiper 330RL FW
Is there a switch located anywhere on the inside to turn the heater to electric
Or just the toggle switch on the unit itself and the circuit breaker?
It is a Suburban SW6DE.
I have looked pretty much everywhere but can't seem to find one.
Thank you in advance for any and all reply's.
a couple of different post told u parts of it. the switch in the picture (with the pin thru it) is to turn on the electric element. (the pin has to be removed to turn the element on...that way it can't be accidentally turned on). on my older trailer, the switch on the inside controls the gas side. u can run both. with both on if the electric element can't keep up, the gas will come on with it.
a caution, don't turn the electric element (or gas) on unless u know u have water in the hw heater. the element won't last very long w/o water. there is a releaf valve near the top side of the hw heater with a lever on it. pull that lever and make sure u have water. best to do this when cold.
on mine, i leave the outside switch on and turn it off at the breaker inside. (its easier for me to check the breaker when i have questions abt it being on or off). i do this each time before i disconnect from water (don't want it running while at home plugged in w/o water hooked up).
urs may be somewhat different. i have read some that said they have two switches inside: one for gas and one for electric.