Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-24-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
ByDesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 286
Water Heater Inquiry

Our water heater was making alot of noise during LP heating cycle.

So, I opened the acces door and noticed that the air mixture seemed to be to rich. I attempted a "Blue" flame adjustment and was successful, and the noise level went "way" down.

But, this was with the outside access door open. Once this panel was closed ti began making the noise again. Intermittant at first, then back to "always".

I tried to adjust accordingly to compensate for the lack of available air when the panel is "closed". But what's weird its that it acting as if its getting "to much" air .... again.... and seems to always revert back to the loud operation and most an orange/yellow flame, instead of blue. Once the access panel is open again, I can adjust to get the perfect Blue operation.

Anyone with any insight on this ???

__________________

__________________
My Other House Is A '02 Jayco 31FKS Designer TT
ByDesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 09:56 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
barrelslime's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Highland, IL
Posts: 318
Check your vent.
__________________

__________________
" Let us endeavor so to live, that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain
barrelslime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 07:48 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
ByDesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 286
The vent on the access panel is totally void of obstructions.

Is that the vent you refer to ?
__________________
My Other House Is A '02 Jayco 31FKS Designer TT
ByDesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 08:23 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
barrelslime's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Highland, IL
Posts: 318
It should also have a roof vent.
__________________
" Let us endeavor so to live, that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain
barrelslime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 10:00 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Seann45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Saskatoon Sask Canada
Posts: 9,701
Also have your propane regulator checked... might be a feed problem
__________________
Seann
2004 Chev Silverado Duramax optioned past the max. 2009 Jayco Eagle 308 RLS 765 watts of solar, 6-6 volt batteries (696 amp hour), 2000 watt (4000 surge) whole house inverter.
175 days boondocking in 2017
215/2016, 211/2015, 196/14, 247/13, 193/12

Seann45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 11:11 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
ByDesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 286
Ok, the roof vent sounds interesting. Will attempt to check it out.
All things LP seem to be in operational order.
(stove top, Oven - although it's tuff getting the pilot to stay lit). Fridge is on 120V. (LP is backup). Haven't tried the furnace yet. To dang hot.

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions !
__________________
My Other House Is A '02 Jayco 31FKS Designer TT
ByDesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 11:16 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
ByDesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 286
Question Symptoms

Just to verify something, if the WH LP flame is mostly Orange I'm assuming the burner is getting "to much air" ??

When I decrease the air mix the burner flame becomes more "blue", thus indicating better operation, and the noise level decreases.
So why does it act as if it's getting to much air when I close the outside access panel ??
__________________

__________________
My Other House Is A '02 Jayco 31FKS Designer TT
ByDesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.