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Old 07-05-2016, 09:56 PM   #1
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Electric water heater

On our first trip out this year we had some issues with water ( FW tank and water pump) Now as we were on our 2nd trip out we noticed that if we run the electric side of the water heater we don't get any hot water,but, if we run the propane side we do get hot water ... so the question is what is wrong with the electric side causing it to not heat up?
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:25 PM   #2
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Might not be plugged in or outlet not working. Did you turn it on when element was dry at anytime? Check the reset switches.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:57 PM   #3
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Possible issues: No power to receptacle, plug not in receptacle, bad heating element, bad thermostat, high temp limit tripped (this one is easy, push the button), bad high temp limit, broken wire or bad connection between plug and heater.
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:17 PM   #4
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It could be that it's not actually plugged in. Get to the access area where the heater is located, likely where you would go to winterize it and set your bypass valves for the water heater. IN that area there is usually a plug, it may simply be that it's not plugged in...good place to start.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:51 AM   #5
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Our 2017 ML 2109S has a little switch that is quite well hidden by wires and coils in the outside compartment. This must be on for the electric to work but not for the propane. Took me a day to figure this out.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:08 PM   #6
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Our 2017 ML 2109S has a little switch that is quite well hidden by wires and coils in the outside compartment. This must be on for the electric to work but not for the propane. Took me a day to figure this out.
Sounds like your PDI was pretty poor.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:11 PM   #7
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Like has been said check for the on/off switch on the water heater ensure it is on if you want to use electric side. for fast recovery you can run both at the same time propane and electric, I do this when multiple showers are taken
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This may be too obvious but did you turn the switch on by the water heater as well as the one inside your camper? There are 2 places that need to be turned on.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:49 PM   #9
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Sorry all. Looks like I duplicated what was answered before my 2 cents. 😳
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:57 PM   #10
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Is your water heater a Suburban or an Atwood?
Surburbans have a switch on the heater itself and generally none inside.
Atwoods has its switch inside with generally none outside.
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