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R108Bapd 10-21-2013 08:34 PM

FR3 Water Heater - Electric Switch???
Does anyone know where the Hot Water Heater Electric Switch is located?

jtaylor1920 10-21-2013 08:38 PM

Mine is on the water heater itself, accessible via the outside panel. It's just a little black toggle switch. Make sure your water heater is full before turning it on otherwise you'll burn out the element.

Ford Idaho 10-21-2013 08:42 PM


Outside panel, on the tank, may or may not have some tape over it.
Small black rocker switch.

Meh I type waaaaaaay toooo slooooowwwww!

wmtire 10-21-2013 09:17 PM


Originally Posted by R108Bapd (Post 485045)
Does anyone know where the Hot Water Heater Electric Switch is located?

If you have a Suburban water heater, this may help:

R108Bapd 10-21-2013 09:32 PM

I removed the outside over and there is no ON/OFF switch in there.

Chrisbrock 10-21-2013 09:33 PM

look on the very bottom of the panel outside. kneel down and look .... I missed it the first few times also ;)

StephanFR3 10-21-2013 09:38 PM

Mine is gas only. FR30DS

R108Bapd 10-21-2013 09:42 PM

FR3 Hot Water Heater
I Have the same Model 30DS, Unreal this day an age they would not put an electric option on these things. Disappointing.

Thanks for everyone's help.

jtaylor1920 10-21-2013 10:14 PM

I thought I'd use mine all the time but to be honest I haven't used it yet. May be due to the fact I'd have to turn it on and off from outside but the propane has served me well and heats the water fast and until now it's been my only option so I'm used to it.

Dog Lady 10-21-2013 10:39 PM

I had a hot rod installed in the water heater. The water gets hot while it's plugged in.

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