Originally Posted by sahansen
Thanks for the advice. Another issue we had was by the Hot Water tank. We were plugged into power for 4 days. Two of those days we had the water heater on. When we were leaving we noticed that an extension cord sitting in the storage compartment next to the water heater had melted. Could this be from the heat of the water heater? What should we do to protect the things we store in the compartment?
If you cannot determine that the cord damage was caused by some other reason, I would return to the dealer as soon as practical and have the heater checked. Installed properly, you should not
have damaging heat in an adjacent compartment. Nothing should melt an unused cord sitting in a compartment. Something is definitely amiss.
Sent by a retired career firefighter!