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Old 09-26-2016, 01:58 PM   #11
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I am looking at those photos and do not see an AC element.
Are you sure that is not propane only?

Looks like two thermostats under the rubber (which seems to indicate Dual powered - AC and Gas), but I don't see the outside AC switch or AC heating element like in this photo.
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:02 PM   #12
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This is a link to a video I did about winterizing my trailer. It has a section on the water heater bypass valves and I think I mentioned the electric element switch. This was my first winterization and one of my first videos. I had a few mis-steps but it may help you to understand the water heater valves.

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Old 09-26-2016, 02:08 PM   #13
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:47 PM   #14
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This is a link to a video I did about winterizing my trailer. It has a section on the water heater bypass valves and I think I mentioned the electric element switch. This was my first winterization and one of my first videos. I had a few mis-steps but it may help you to understand the water heater valves.

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Is everyone sure this is a dsi? The instructions in the picture talk about lighting the pilot. And like Herk said I don't see the electric element.
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Yes, it's DSI which means it has an igniter for the propane side (described above). The orange wire at the bottom is the DSI igniter. It looks to be propane only - no electric element (mentioned above). That doesn't mean it doesn't have an electric igniter for the propane side.

On which line is the pilot mentioned?
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Yes, it's DSI which means it has an igniter for the propane side (described above). The orange wire at the bottom is the DSI igniter. It looks to be propane only - no electric element (mentioned above). That doesn't mean it doesn't have an electric igniter for the propane side.

On which line is the pilot mentioned?
Correct Dan, as taken from Suburbans website;

Suburban - Water Heaters for RVs & Campers | Airxcel

This is a pilot light model:



and this is a direct spark ignition (DSI) model

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Old 09-26-2016, 08:03 PM   #18
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Not knowing the brand, this is just a 50/50 chance of you having a Suburban brand (not Atwood). If so, this detailed FAQ may help:

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That "relief valve" is nOT where you fill anything. Careful folks and you had better ask for some help from the people in the park
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:33 PM   #20
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X2 on the bypass valves. When I picked up our new 29KSWS from my dealer, I incorrectly assumed that it was ready to go camping. The person that gave me the familiarization tour didn't seem very knowledgeable. After using up a whole 30 lb tank of propane with it set AUTO to run on AC, I found that the refrigerator wasn't even plugged into the AC. Then I found that the water heater wasn't filling with water. Other than showing me where it was, I had no other instruction. After feeling around behind the tank, I found the bypass valves and switched them. Problem fixed. My TT has the switches for both electric and gas on the control panel fortunately.
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