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Old 09-15-2012, 07:24 PM   #11
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I think he is talking about the igniter switch that provides the spark to light the pilot. If so, once pilot is lit turn the igniter switch off. If he doesn't mean that I don't know.
I don't have electric on water heater, just propane.
yes, I'm talking about the igniter switch (that provides the spark)

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I'm thinking I don't have any electric heating of the waterheater also

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that's my question, should that switch be turned "off" once the pilot/burner starts burning ? and, if so, when the tank temp cools down will the pilot lite still be burning so as to restart the burner ? - I know how a home waterheater works but this is confusing me.....Bill
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:24 PM   #12
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I'm not seeing a switch that says "DCI" - this is what I've got in the outside access :
Then once you see the pilot is lit, turn the knob to "on" and leave it.

Sorry, thought you had a totally different type waterheater.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:31 PM   #13
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Yes to Bill. Water continues to heat as needed until u turn the black knob off. Then u have to re light pilot but yes turn off igniter switch after lighting pilot.
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It is my understanding there is no pilot on a DCI water heater.
DSI not DCI. Youroo!!
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:45 PM   #15
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DSI not DCI. Youroo!!
I stand corrected, knew it didn't look quite right, old age hits again!

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Old 09-16-2012, 05:56 AM   #16
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believe my question been answered

- once the pilot lite has been lit, turn the igniter switch to "off" - water will continue to re-heat until the rotating knob/switch is turned to "off" (or propane is "out")

- (my waterheater is gas only)

thank you all.....Bill
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:46 PM   #17
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I have the same trailer as you 2012 Wildwood X-lite 26BHXLT, my heater is a 6 gal Suburban automatic. My WH looks very different then yours and has no pilot. Aside from the switch that turns on the electrical component (if used), I have no need to do anything at the actual water heater. All I do is open the gas valve and flip the switch inside the trailer and I have hot water in 15 minutes.
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