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Old 05-05-2012, 08:01 AM   #1
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Another water heater issue

2005 Wildwood T25.
Suburban 6 gal DSI

Works on propane fine. Does not work on electric. We have already replaced the element. We have verified that there is power to the receptacle and there are no loose wires.

So our thoughts now is bad thermostat or bad switch.

Any ideas?
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:05 AM   #2
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Sail switch
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:56 AM   #3
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f1100turbo, this is a water heater problem, not a furnace problem. There is no "sail switch" in a water heater.

As for the problem, if you have power at the receptacle, then you need to check for power at the electric thermostat, then to the element itself. Be careful when checking this as 110 volts will hurt you.
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