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Old 04-29-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Help please hot water / oven

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I recently purchased a 2000 Rockwood Roo, this is the 21 foot type. I have been working to fix a few problem with it and now I am stuck. I have a hot water heater that I thought was gas/electric, I believe it is only gas. I have full tanks and tried to start as the directions indicated. I have check the stove top and all three burners work fine, so I know I am at least getting gas from the tanks. I did try to light the oven and to no avail, this would not light either. I followed the gas lines from the tanks and see that it is a simple T connection going to the hot water heater. The directions say to put the switch in the off position after turning the gas on and wait 5 minutes, I did. I then moved the switch to pilot and tried to light off, it appears there is no gas, so turned the switch to full on and again no gas, no noise or hissing. Is it possible the oven and the hot water heater are both running off the same line and I may have a plug in the line?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-29-2013, 08:06 PM   #2
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When you turn the knob to pilot, I assume you are pushing it in at the same time. That will allow the gas to flow until the thermocouple heats up. Then you can let it go and the pilot will stay lit. Should only have to push the button in for 30 seconds or so after it is lit.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:53 PM   #3
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Yes I held down the pilot light and nothing happened, I am at my wits end on what the problem may be. I guess my next option is to take to the camper stirs and have them check it.

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:36 PM   #4
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check for cob webs in the line it will stop gas to get through it
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:23 AM   #5
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Pilot lit h2o heaters take forever to purge. Just keep holding in the knob, eventually the gas will flow. The oriface is tiny.
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Take the tube off and run a round brush through it. I never had trouble with gas getting through the oriface.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:52 AM   #7
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Pilot lit h2o heaters take forever to purge. Just keep holding in the knob, eventually the gas will flow. The oriface is tiny.

I had to do this to ours. I don't think there had been any gas in the line in quite a while. I just held the pilot until I could smell the gas, waited a bit for the excess to go away and lit the pilot.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out!
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:33 AM   #8
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All,
Is it possible the oven and the hot water heater are both running off the same line and I may have a plug in the line?
Gooch
Doubtful. Others are right. It takes a ling time to purge a line using just
the pilot.
If it were me and I had tried everything else I would
loosen a fitting at the water
heater. Open the LP tank valve, listen or smell for gas at the heater.
Immediately shut the tank! Re-tighten the loosened fitting.
Wait a few minutes for gas to dissipate and try lighting the pilot again.

If you are not handy with wrenches or uncomfortable doing what I
suggest then it's time to take it to a repair shop and let the pros do it.

Don't know what to tell you about the oven. If you have lit the stove top
burners you have purged the line to the stove. The oven should light.
Can't really offer much help there.....
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As for the oven, our brand new Ultralite had a faulty thermocoupler. We held in the knob and lit the pilot, but as soon as we let go of the knob, the pilot went out. We held the knob in for over 5 minutes with the pilot lit and it still went out. The dealer replaced the thermocoupler and it works fine. Sorry, I got nothing for ya on the water heater.
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As for the oven, our brand new Ultralite had a faulty thermocoupler. We held in the knob and lit the pilot, but as soon as we let go of the knob, the pilot went out. We held the knob in for over 5 minutes with the pilot lit and it still went out. The dealer replaced the thermocoupler and it works fine. Sorry, I got nothing for ya on the water heater.

X2 have had the same issue.

Also little critters (bugs/ spiders) can make homes around the gas tube of the water heater take it off & clean it. Can take awhile to get gas through the lines if it has been sitting for awhile. You have already done this but when starting in the spring I always run the stove top for a couple minutes first before trying anything else.....
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