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Old 10-26-2014, 06:02 PM   #1
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I had the camper all winterized but with the nice weather I couldn't resist taking it out one more time for the weekend. When I filled up the tanks and left I forgot to flip the bypass valve so the hot water heater never filled now I burnt the electrode out. Where do I get a heating element for a 10 gallon hot water heater in my Columbus?

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Old 10-26-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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Did you actually turn on the 120 volt electric heating element switch while hooked to a form of shore power? If not, then you should be OK. If you did turn it on, then as you stated, it's gone.

You can pick up the elements in camping supply stores, Camping World, and even Home Depot.

Don't take this as gospel, but I think the 6 gallon and 10 gallon take the same element, in the Suburban brand. Don't really have experience with the Atwoods.

The original Suburban heating element is 1440 watts, and I think you can easily pick up a 1500 watt one at Home Depot as a drop in replacement as others here have done.. Just make sure it's 120 volt and not 240 volt.

I think KyDan even has some part numbers in the FAQ section here on the forums in the subforum water heaters.

Edit: Here you go if you have a Suburban.

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Old 10-26-2014, 06:44 PM   #3
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I did hook to 120 V I had it turned on for about three hours check the water didn't have any hot so I started investigate at that point I'd figure it out I didn't fill the tank. Silly me.... Again


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I did hook to 120 V I had it turned on for about three hours check the water didn't have any hot so I started investigate at that point I'd figure it out I didn't fill the tank. Silly me.... Again


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No biggie, it happens to the best. Wait till spring of next year, and you will really see an uptick in the "no hot water" threads here as many others will do the same and forget to turn their bypass valves.

It's actually one of the most common problems (if not the most) here in the forums.
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Thanks! just got everything on Amazon for 23 bucks... Picked up a spare for next time too....


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Thanks! just got everything on Amazon for 23 bucks... Picked up a spare for next time too....


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You mind sharing the amazon link in case another member reads this in the future, and needs the same thing?
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How do I shared a link?


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Old 10-27-2014, 06:53 AM   #8
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You can get the electric water heater elements at Home Depot for about 10.00 it won't be in the same packaging but is made by camco
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