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Old 10-26-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Water Heater Not Working!

We have a 2006 25ft Safari FB. Just finished unhooking and I went to start the hot water heater by flipping the switch in the bathroom and the light doesn't go on, nor will the hot water heater start. I know the propane tanks is filled because the stove went on. I've never had this problem in the past. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:47 PM   #2
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Check all the electrical connections. Without a light (assuming the bulb is good), you don't have continuity through the system.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip.... I checked the fuses, but nothing is labeled Hot Water Heater. Where would I check for continuity?
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:52 AM   #4
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Open water heater compartment and there are a bunch of electrical connections. Pull each one off (one at a time so you don't get them mixed up) and clean the contacts and push them back on. Over time corrosion builds up and sometimes just moving them on and off does the trick. This happened to us earlier this year and that's all I had to do. You can clean them with WD-40 or some light sandpaper.

If that does work, well, it could be the ignitor has gone bad or the circuit board has.

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:13 AM   #5
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That worked like a charm! I cleaned the connections, plugged them back in, flipped the switch, and the pilot light started right up.
Many thanks for the help!!!!
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I love it when the simple no cost solution works!
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Brilliant. I'm remembering that one.
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Huh? I didn't know that Airstream used Lucas wiring! (If you need it, I can supply the link to the official Lucas smoke replacement kit.)

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Open water heater compartment and there are a bunch of electrical connections. Pull each one off (one at a time so you don't get them mixed up) and clean the contacts and push them back on. Over time corrosion builds up and sometimes just moving them on and off does the trick. This happened to us earlier this year and that's all I had to do. You can clean them with WD-40 or some light sandpaper.

If that does work, well, it could be the ignitor has gone bad or the circuit board has.

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