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Old 05-09-2016, 04:04 PM   #1
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Rockwood water heater question

If I turn on the water heater on gas it works perfectly.

If I turn in on using electric I only get barely warm water.

Suggestions please.
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Old 05-09-2016, 04:10 PM   #2
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If I turn on the water heater on gas it works perfectly.

If I turn in on using electric I only get barely warm water.

Suggestions please.
How much time are you allowing for the water to heat? It takes longer on electric than gas. Do you have two separate switches inside for the gas and the electric, or just one for the gas?

If you have the Suburban brand water heater, this FAQ may help:

Suburban's electric switch and much more

Have you ever accidently turned on the electric heating element without water being in the heater (or had the bypass valves set wrong)?
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Is this on a brand new unit or has it worked correctly and something that has just started happening? Loose wiring connections can sometimes 'open' when they get hot. (warm)
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It is a new unit so has never been tested until a few weeks ago and this week. Also, this is not our first camper.

I have left is on over night but only gets to warm.

Yes, there are two separate switches.

And I never tried it until I had a full hookup and the hot water tank full.
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It is a new unit so has never been tested until a few weeks ago and this week. Also, this is not our first camper.

I have left is on over night but only gets to warm.

Yes, there are two separate switches.

And I never tried it until I had a full hookup and the hot water tank full.
OK, that helps some. Just to clarify and tailor the suggestions properly, there are TWO switches INSIDE the RV...and not one inside and one outside on the face of the water heater itself?
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:34 PM   #6
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Yes, two switches inside. Only thing outside is a reset switch that is not popped.
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You don't have the switch on the outside as shown in this pic?



It can be hard to see and easy to miss.
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Wait for it....wait for it....
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Wait for it....wait for it....
Bet they come back and say I never noticed that switch outside.
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Bet they come back and say I never noticed that switch outside.
Especially if it still has the silver foil tape over it!
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