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Old 03-26-2011, 06:54 PM   #11
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To verify that your element is burnt before removing it disconnect the two wires going to the element and check electrical continuity with a volt meter. Look it up on internet if you don't know how to check for this it is very simple. Good Luck
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:10 PM   #12
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To verify that your element is burnt before removing it disconnect the two wires going to the element and check electrical continuity with a volt meter. Look it up on internet if you don't know how to check for this it is very simple. Good Luck
Make SURE the power is off before you try this test!
And, you want to check for continuity with an Ohm meter. If the Ohm meter reads "open", then the element is bad. JM2C.

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:17 PM   #13
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Dan,
Glad I found this! I took my thermostat cover off and it look like your picture. I too had gas working ok, but electric not working. Took me a little bit of searching and testing as most people just say to replace the element. I had not done that yet becuase I verified that there was no voltage at the element when it should have been on (made sure water was cold). Then I went digging for information on the thermostat. I thought there would be just one thermostat control for both gas and electric but I was wrong! Again, so glad I found your post. Now the question is "How do I replace it?" I suppose I have to drain the tank. Do I need any special tools or anything to seal it back up? Looks like you just unscrew that center nut and then pull it on out!
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John
P.S. I'm pretty sure I turned it on empty. I bought the camper used and the guy had left the breaker and the outside on/off switch in the on position so as soon as I set up and plugged the camper in it was on!
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