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Old 07-19-2017, 08:17 AM   #1
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hot water wont cool down. no electric to toggle switch

hot water stays hot. we thought toggle switch was bad. replaced, now have no electric to it. water still hot. What can we do?
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:36 AM   #2
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The site team moved this post to it's own thread.

If you have a Suburban water heater, then this FAQ may help. It's possible you may have the propane/dsi switch on, and that is heating your water irregardless of the electric switch...since they are two independent heating sources of each other.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ore-36197.html

To make sure your 120 volt AC electric power is stopped to the electric element (in case your new toggle switch is possibly bad/stuck), look inside your RV's electrical distribution box, and turn off the usually 15 amp circuit breaker to the water heater (W/H).



If the water is still heating(staying hot) after turning off the circuit breaker, then your propane side is on, and is heating the water...as explained in the link above.

FYI, the water will stay hot inside the tank for awhile, even after turning off all heating sources.
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X2 what WMTIRE said
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Linda, there also exists the possibility you may be operating the electric switch backwards too. This SWDE quick guide, linked below, as well as the detailed FAQ I previously posted will explain this correct position.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...de-135974.html

EDIT: Now I am assuming you have a Suburban brand water heater, that is powered by an electric heating element and propane burner. I am making this assumption based off of your description of the switch and the fact you originally attached to a Suburban water heater thread, before we moved this post. If you have something different, please advise.
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We turn ours off the night before we plan to hit the road,,, still have pretty warm water in the morning !!! RV Water Heaters are much better insulated than your home W/H !!!
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