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Old 06-01-2012, 11:26 AM   #11
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I need to check when I get home on the model#. I called our dealer just to see what they had, if it's a Suburban 'U' shaped element, it's around $15. Luckily we're camping pretty close to the dealer so I can just make a quick run up there. I'll bring some tools just incase.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:52 PM   #12
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Locknload.......... We've all "bin dare dun dat" Replacing the element is very simple. Just unfasten small screws covering black plastic cover located behind the propane metal tubing passing in front....(if it's a Suburban) and unscrew the element
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:26 PM   #13
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Much easier to remove the element if you have the proper tool. They are about $8 and are probably the equivalent to a 2 1/2 in. socket. Home Depot or Lowes will have them (along with the element) if the Rv dealer doesn't or is too far away.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #14
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Locknload.......... We've all "bin dare dun dat" Replacing the element is very simple. Just unfasten small screws covering black plastic cover located behind the propane metal tubing passing in front....(if it's a Suburban) and unscrew the element
Weeeeeeeeeell not ALL of us! Lol
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #15
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Before you go and replaced the electric element, have you reset the 120VAC, yet?

If its a Suburban like the SW6DE, its equipped with a high temperature limit to cut-out above 180 deg F. These temps will cause the manual reset button to trip and shuts down the electric element. Push the reset button to re-activate the element (assuming its not cooked).

The water needs to be below 100 deg F to reset the element so try again if the first time you did it was hotter than 100 from the gas heater.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:43 PM   #16
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OK this is our third season in our 831RKSS and our last trip was the first this year. We don't have hot water unless I flip the 'hot water' rocker on the control panel and it lights blue. I thought that switch was for boondocking?

In the water heater access panel outside, the power switch is turned on and I tried to reset the breaker in the same exterior access panel. Maybe I had a tough winter but I don't remember any of this before, it just worked. We're leaving this afternoon for trip #2, thanks in advance for any and all help.
We have the same model 831 RKSS 2012 . There is a black rocker switch on the water heater Front panel on the left lower side for elec. on and off , inside on panel turns on switch for propane .

You had your a few yrs how has the TT held up ? Any major problems ?

Good luck on HW Heater
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:49 AM   #17
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Question about the same model....noticed a noise that sounded like a gas flame or boiling water from outside tonight. Gas is off and have never had it make noise before when only heating with electric. Is it possible the the thermostat went out and I'm hearing the water continue to boil. When I flip the circuit off all is quiet, back on and sounds like boiling again within a few seconds. Any ideas?
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:01 AM   #18
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Make sure you do not have air in water heater tank.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:36 PM   #19
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have you looked @ the trailer's MAIN breaker panel for a "WATER HEATER" breaker? I turn mine off there every time I plug in to my house box.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:59 PM   #20
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The boiling noise could also be from sediment in the bottom of the tank. Check the anode (after you turn off the gas and electric element) I would wager it is in need of replacement and you have a bunch of gunk in the bottom of the tank.
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