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Old 10-22-2020, 04:27 PM   #1
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Hot Water Heater DSI Switch

My 6 gal hot water heater is activated by either both electric and/or propane. The electric portion is controlled by a switch located outside at the water heater lower left area and is labeled on or off. The propane control (DSI) is located inside the coach at the "Panel" just outside the bathroom door by a NON-LIGHTED switch next to the water pump switch.
Seldom using propane to light and heat my water, I had trouble remembering when the DSI switch was ON or OFF. So , I have replaced that NON_LIGHTED switch with one that is lighted when the DSI switch is in the "ON" position only.
When a person reaches a certain age we need all the help possible. Now I must remember to turn the propane on also.
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Old 10-22-2020, 06:11 PM   #2
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I am thinking of doing the same thing. Can you post some pictures of the replaced switch and maybe a part number of the new switch you used?
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Old 10-22-2020, 06:22 PM   #3
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My 6 gal hot water heater is activated by either both electric and/or propane. The electric portion is controlled by a switch located outside at the water heater lower left area and is labeled on or off. The propane control (DSI) is located inside the coach at the "Panel" just outside the bathroom door by a NON-LIGHTED switch next to the water pump switch.
Seldom using propane to light and heat my water, I had trouble remembering when the DSI switch was ON or OFF. So , I have replaced that NON_LIGHTED switch with one that is lighted when the DSI switch is in the "ON" position only.
When a person reaches a certain age we need all the help possible. Now I must remember to turn the propane on also.
Sounds like you camp with electricity at all or almost all your campsites. I used to just leave the switch ON all the time.
Got electricity? Youíve got hot water automatically.
No electricity? Youíll need to activate the panel switch.

Just sayin.
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Old 10-22-2020, 08:17 PM   #4
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I am thinking of doing the same thing. Can you post some pictures of the replaced switch and maybe a part number of the new switch you used?
I had contacted Forest River asking if a replacement switch could be had from them. Dirk Tackett from FR replied and sent me a part #40E17726A. My local RV dealer ordered one made by Carling Technologies, 18 volt lamp made in Mexico. If you want to contact Dirk at FR, his phone number is 574-206-7615. I don't have any pictures. It was an easy replacement.
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KenandTerry,
Just don't forget to turn the switch off when the hot water tank has been drained and you are plugged into shore power.
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