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Old 08-27-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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newbie question re hot water heater..

We have an Atwood 6 gallon hw does a great job but runs too often..In our bathroom there is w/ switch w/ toggles for electric and gas..and red light but the light flashes for a brief moment when we switch, but light remains off even w/ he heater runing..How do we turn down, adjust or turn off our hw heater?..the manual provided is unclear..

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Old 08-27-2014, 09:44 AM   #2
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Mine is older, gas only, no electric. The red light only comes on when it's trying to light the pilot, then goes out. If it stays lit then there's a problem because the pilot hasn't lit.


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Old 08-27-2014, 09:55 AM   #3
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Propane generally heats hotter and faster than electric. Also, both on at once will heat hotter and faster. There's not a temp control. If you don't want it as hot you'll need to turn them both off occasionally.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:10 AM   #4
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:36 AM   #5
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We just turn ours on when we need hot water. For example, when I get up in the morning, I turn on the hot water heater. By the time I have the coffee set up, we have hot water. When not using it, we turn it off. No sense using propane when not needed.
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