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Old 09-02-2016, 06:02 PM   #1
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Water heater

I have a Jayco 35UN with a tankless w/h. The blower comes on but no
Hot water. The red light on the outside panel is not lit either
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:53 PM   #2
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Suggestions for water heater issue

Fireman,
Did you hit the white reset button?

If yes and still not working, I am posting s some possible fixes from
I got from Girard contact last month. Note: my issue was
sail fin being restricted.

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page 1 from Girard contact:

irst, go out and take the door off of the water heater, and peel the front edge of the copper heat exchanger box back so you can get at an angle and see the igniter. Have someone else turn on the water, and watch the igniter – is there spark going from the TIP of the igniter to the burner? Do you smell gas?

If the spark looks good and you don’t smell gas, go back up to that reset button/limit switch. Like I said, the white switch with the button is connected to a black switch right above it. There are 2 orange wires together there, combined to go into the black switch. There is 1 orange wire coming out of the bottom of the white switch. Unhook the wires and jump them together and start the hot water. If the water heater fires up, then we have a bad limit switch combo. If there is still no flame, we will go to the sail switch.
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remaining info from Scott...

The sail switch is the switch with the attached triangular paddle that goes into the exhaust tube. The switch has a red and an orange wire going to it. Try moving the stem of the sail forward – does it move freely, and spring back into place? If it doesn’t, try to free it up by adjusting the exhaust tube. If it won’t free up, let me know. Have someone turn on the hot water, and manually move the sail stem forward again – does the water heater fire up? If not, let’s try to jump the sail switch, and to do that, please follow this sequence:
1) Turn off the on/off switch
2) Turn the hot water on at the faucet
3) Unplug both the red and orange wires from the sail switch
4) Hook up your jumper wire to the red wire
5) Turn the on/off switch on (the fan should now start)
6) Connect the other end of your jumper wire to the orange wire
Now the sail switch is jumped…..does the water heater ignite?

Hopefully one of these tips helps you find the problem. If not, we move into voltages. Do you have a voltmeter that you could use to check voltages?

Thanks -
Scott Thomas
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Girard Products
2505 Lombardy Dr.
Goshen, IN 46526
866-559-1221, Extension 4177
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White reset button?
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My red button above the on/off switch will not light up. And I can't get a reset switch to reset on the white one
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:36 AM   #7
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below is more info and a youtube video on where the reset button is...

hope this helps. if not call the Girard contact.

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We were on our first trip of the year last weekend and the water heater stopped working. It would start up like it was going to heat the water but would shut down after about 45 seconds. We found the following video that shows where the reset button is. Evidently, it is a safety feature that engages when it senses the water temp is too high. Pressed the little white button and turned the temperature dial down and voila, hot water.

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White reset button?
The secret reset button is not readily apparent.

After 18 months of aggravation, we finally had our dealer replace our second generation Girard with a Suburban tank model.
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The secret reset button is not readily apparent.

After 18 months of aggravation, we finally had our dealer replace our second generation Girard with a Suburban tank model.

I agree. The fine folks who put these things together need to mature the technology a bit before they're ready for prime time. I'll let someone else do my beta testing. Until then, I'll stick with something I know works and is relatively trouble free.
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Found it. I think I actually reset it earlier. I have hot water now. Thanks
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