RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-29-2020, 04:34 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 1
Suburban water heater wonít stay lit

Hey can I ask for some help? We purchased a new Suburban SW6DE heater and after installation, it runs for about 20 secs (gets hot) then shuts down. You have to go through about 30 minutes of resetting the on off button Before it will get hot enough to take a shower. Can you please advise me as to what Iím doing wrong? Heater was self installed. I followed some posts here for installation info but I believe it is installed correctly. Thanks for your time. This is my living quarters, not a summer home. Thanks.
Coldshowerssuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2020, 05:00 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 10,341
Have you checked the troubleshooting section of Suburban's manual or website?

Thermocouple?

Circuit board?

Limit thermostat(s).

Wire connections?
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will."

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2020, 05:56 PM   #3
Head Rambler
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 8,630
Are you sure that your LP system pressure is correct at 11" WC?
__________________
Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2020, 06:10 PM   #4
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 13,317
What gets hot after 20 seconds?
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '18=51 '19=58 '20=110 '21=15
5picker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2020, 04:37 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Bunn NC
Posts: 57
I like his user name. The E stands for electric. Take the outside panel off and turn the switch on. It's in the lower left hand corner. Just remember to turn it off when you winterize.
__________________
05 Cummins 3500 dually 2014 Blue Ridge 3025RL
bucky53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2020, 11:14 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Colorado
Posts: 909
Wind can also be a factor. If the wind is blowing directly into the venting it can blow out the flame. If it's windy where you are, have somebody flip the switches while you stand in front to block the wind and see if it stays lit. If not then you're back to all of the troubleshooting listed above.
__________________
2003 Duramax
2017 Crusader 315

2016 Boston Whaler Montauk 150
Former Montana owner
Colorado Cruiser, Over the Pass and Down the Hill
Comanchecreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
heater, suburban, water, water heater

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:38 PM.