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Old 08-11-2012, 10:20 PM   #1
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When the water heater switch is turned on should there be a light on the switch.

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Old 08-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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No the light only comes on if the burner fails to ignite.
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On our 06 Bambi when you turn on the water heater, the light on the switch comes on momentarily until the heater is lit, then it goes off... if it stays on, it has failed to light.
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I wondered the same thing about the light. Maybe I need to read the manual.

I have an Atwood 6 gallon, gas/electric.

I haven't tried the gas function yet, but on electric 120 volt function, the light does not light.

I thought maybe I wired it wrong.

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On our 06 Bambi when you turn on the water heater, the light on the switch comes on momentarily until the heater is lit, then it goes off... if it stays on, it has failed to light.
This is when the water heater is propane. I don't know how the light behaves with an electric water heater. (Sorry, I should have made that clear in my post.)
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No light will come on unless it fails to light. Not very intuitive... maybe a flashing light for 'fail' and steady light for 'on' would be nice... I always double check to turn it off when we travel.
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On our 06 Bambi when you turn on the water heater, the light on the switch comes on momentarily until the heater is lit, then it goes off... if it stays on, it has failed to light.
The newest ones do not do this. You will only see the light if there is a problem.
I agree a green for on and red for fault light would be nice.
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