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Old 10-02-2016, 04:02 PM   #11
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Not one to bypass a safety feature but you could have just jumped around it to get hot water.

Thank you so much Norty!!!

This morning when I got up I went out and tried this by simply removing the thermal cut off from the equation and it worked perfect! (Temporary fix of course ). This allowed us to get through our last day at camp.



Will be ordering up the new thermal cut out switches tonight.

Thanks again to everyone who chimed in to help a fellow Jayco owner out!! This forum is great. I have learned so much here in the last year!

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Old 10-02-2016, 04:36 PM   #12
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With the melted wire I suspect the issue could have been a manufacturing issue. However, if you try to run the water heater without water in the tank, that link should burn out, protecting the heater.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:39 PM   #13
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With the melted wire I suspect the issue could have been a manufacturing issue. However, if you try to run the water heater without water in the tank, that link should burn out, protecting the heater.
The melted wire [ thermal-cutoff fusible link] did it's job as a safety feature. He experienced a propane blow-back from a spider web in his burner tube which could have resulted in a fire. The link melted as it's supposed to [not a manufacturing issue] and shut down the gas valve to the heater. The Thermal Cutoff has nothing to do with whether there's water in the tank or not.
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I used to have an Atwood. My current Wh, is Suburban and does not have that arrangement.


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