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Old 07-04-2010, 05:25 PM   #15
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Quick overview

I bought this unit from a PO who didn't have but five minutes to spare to show me the unit, despite the fact I coordinated pickup time and date with him. I have some of the manuals but I assume there must be others because I don't have any valve diagramming or any in-depth information on the unit. I do have some manuals on individual parts which has helped, but none on the water heater.

I've been basically trying to figure this out on my own. I'm good with networks, but not so good with mechanical systems. Maybe this was or wasn't for me, but it is still my dream, and I feel like I AM making progress, painful as it is. (Mashed finger in the door closer today as an example.)

Thanks all for your support... I'd be lost and dead and buried without you.
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:27 PM   #16
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In the picture of the grey plumbing there are two grey valves that are used to winterize the unit. When you open these valves normally water drains to the outside of the RV thru openings under the floor. The drain plug on the water heater is the round grey (white) device in the lower left quadrant of the picture. From the picture it looks like the drain plug is in place. Normally it is just a standard plastic 1/2" pipe plug.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:05 PM   #17
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Lightbulb Fixed!!!!!! Thank you all.

Thank you all... I have learned so much from each of you and each had a piece of the puzzle. Something I did last night... I wish I could say what... got water flowing to the tank. So when the fix your RV onsite women came today and I said there was no water in the tank first of all, and I pulled the release valve to demonstrate... water can out. But still no ignition.

They did what you all had suggested... a thorough cleaning of all parts and contacts as well as the circuit board and the two valves. Lots and lots of dirt. When put back together... IGNITION!

Thank you for teaching me and helping me to trace all the parts. I wouldn't have had all the tools to do it myself anyway because some of those screws are incredibly tiny and I left my chimney sweep brushes home.

So once again... a successful resolution. This is a great forum.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:07 AM   #18
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Thank you all... I have learned so much from each of you and each had a piece of the puzzle. Something I did last night... I wish I could say what... got water flowing to the tank. So when the fix your RV onsite women came today and I said there was no water in the tank first of all, and I pulled the release valve to demonstrate... water can out. But still no ignition.

They did what you all had suggested... a thorough cleaning of all parts and contacts as well as the circuit board and the two valves. Lots and lots of dirt. When put back together... IGNITION!

Thank you for teaching me and helping me to trace all the parts. I wouldn't have had all the tools to do it myself anyway because some of those screws are incredibly tiny and I left my chimney sweep brushes home.

So once again... a successful resolution. This is a great forum.
OK now that you have survived your water heater trauma I have to ask, Are you having fun yet?
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:08 AM   #19
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Fun until... it quit

Well after my Onsite RV repairwomen had left, I noticed the heater was no longer on. At best a tiny bit of lukewarm water. So what to look for now???

And no, I would not say I am having fun, but well, I am learning. Patience, mostly!
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Well after my Onsite RV repairwomen had left, I noticed the heater was no longer on. At best a tiny bit of lukewarm water. So what to look for now???

And no, I would not say I am having fun, but well, I am learning. Patience, mostly!
Go back and re-clean the connections. Make sure the thermocouple is positioned in the flame. My heater is the same model as yours and sometimes can be frustrating. Sometimes I hit the switch and it runs perfectly and other times it takes several tries to get it to light. Other times it will light and go out after a few minutes. Once in a while one of us has to go out an stick a lighter in it to get it to light. I swear I'm going to rip it out and throw it away and then it will work perfectly for several days. Fortunately it works properly most of the time.

I guess it's all part of the fun.

Cheers, Dan
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