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Old 02-11-2024, 10:50 AM   #1
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Question Water heater apparently running when it shouldn't be

Right now in Englewood, FL it's 79F and the water tank is completely drained. Battery power is on (green light), there isn't any shore power and the LPG tanks are off. All of sudden I heard a slight "fan sound", put my hand on the screen and could feel a small amount of air flow. The water heater display had an E1 code. Could only clear it by turning off the battery power. With battery power back on all looks OK.


What caused this? Fix?
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Old 02-12-2024, 05:47 PM   #2
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Your water heater has a tank?
This time of year the Girard on-demand water heaters run for freeze protection, though shouldn't happen at 79F. They also (at least use to) have a switch in the outside portion to turn off the water heater when empty/winterized so it can't run.
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Old 02-13-2024, 06:50 AM   #3
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It's wrong

It's an on demand water heater - no tank (which my wife wished it had). I only noticed because I doing detailed wash - Walbernize to follow. E1 - really???
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Old 02-13-2024, 07:02 AM   #4
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Right now in Englewood, FL it's 79F and the water tank is completely drained. Battery power is on (green light), there isn't any shore power and the LPG tanks are off. All of sudden I heard a slight "fan sound", put my hand on the screen and could feel a small amount of air flow. The water heater display had an E1 code. Could only clear it by turning off the battery power. With battery power back on all looks OK.


What caused this? Fix?
Not sure what the cause, but it happened to me while de-winterizing for our current Florida trip. I turned off the rocker switch on the unit from the outside to prevent the fan from cycling until I was ready to use it. E1 is a lack of propane.
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Old 02-14-2024, 05:12 AM   #5
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Rocker Switch

With construction don't have access to my office computer right now (good to have a laptop). Where is this rocker switch?
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Old 02-14-2024, 10:00 AM   #6
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Old 02-15-2024, 07:37 AM   #7
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Design

Seems like it would have been a better design to have this outside in waterproof switch box. Wondering how long the metal where the plate attaches will last from 2 cycles every time it's not in use?
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Old 02-25-2024, 01:02 PM   #8
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EnglewoodFL: yes I have a similar concern with the reset swith on my heater. Really a pain to access it. I plan to drill a small hole in the panel and then plug it with something that will seal ot back. It doesn't need to be hermetically sealed but probably something that can tolerate an elevated temperature. It is not really a hot point but just to be conservative.
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Old 02-25-2024, 02:08 PM   #9
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I can only hope the switch (or any other part for that matter) fails on my Girard water heater, then I could buy the Truma without any guilt.
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Old 02-25-2024, 02:38 PM   #10
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Righ ton location

Opened the door after taking the mud dauber guard off. Just as shown. Designed a ring and spring system to hold the dauber guard on for now. Not great but functional. What's the part number, where to guy, etc. for the high temp flexible plastic ring that's in the sheet metal?
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Old 02-25-2024, 06:15 PM   #11
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Switch

Next time go out open the Girard tankless door and turn off the switch to kill power to it. The Girard it should not turn on without water flow.

For you and your Happy wife Happy life! make a call to the Truma factory remote installer in Florida. (1- 855- 215-0715) Pay the money get a unit that fits and works perfect. Shrug off the $$$ vs a unhappy wife. I did and we are soooooooooo pleased with the Truma-

Now comes the "Oh we jut Love our Girard no problems comments "

QUOTE=Wazbro;2721543]Your water heater has a tank?
This time of year the Girard on-demand water heaters run for freeze protection, though shouldn't happen at 79F. They also (at least use to) have a switch in the outside portion to turn off the water heater when empty/winterized so it can't run.[/QUOTE]
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