Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-13-2015, 10:27 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Morris
Posts: 250
Instant hot water heater

Well, 1 month into 3 here in Mesa, and have a second problem. I started a different thread about the ceiling lights, but that is being resolved. This morning the wife found we had no hot water. The instant water heater, which we have had no problem adjusting the temp as many have had, stopped working. Checked it out with some help From Girard, it's model # GSWH-1M. The tech could only take me through verifying that I had 12v power to the unit.

I know that some units have a hard to find reset button, but believe me, mine doesn't. If I make the micro switch that verifys air flow the burner will light. Of course I imeaditally released that. Seems the unit either isn't sending the signal to the fan motor, or the motor is bad??

I called the dealer that I had bought it from in IL, and he found a mobile outfit through the route 66 plan that is coming out tomorrow to check it out. Hope he can trouble shoot it, and have the parts on hand to fix it. It sucks having these problems, but nice that everyone is really trying to get them fixed.
__________________

__________________
Retired and loving it.
Got a new 2014 Grayhawk 31DS
Hoping to get away from the IL winters
MadDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 11:00 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Seann45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Saskatoon Sask Canada
Posts: 9,701
On demand water heaters are great .. too bad they are so unreliable. Myself I think I will stick with the tried and true tanks for now..
__________________

__________________
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 02-14-2015, 11:49 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brownie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Greater Grand Rapids
Posts: 1,119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seann45 View Post
On demand water heaters are great .. too bad they are so unreliable. Myself I think I will stick with the tried and true tanks for now..
Same here! Great concept, but "not ready for prime time" in an RV.

Sorry to hear about your problems, but glad you have a good support network. Hope you can get it resolved to your satisfaction soon. In the mean time, looks like you'll be heating water on the stove or campfire.
__________________
2013 Eagle 266RKS
2011 Ford F-150 w/3.5L Ecoboost & H.D. Tow Package
Brownie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 01:05 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: AZ, USA, Earth
Posts: 1,342
The Girard's have been notorious for having problems but don't paint other brands with the Girard brush. The sad thing about the Girard's is they were so cheap, most RV manufacturers chose them to install in their RVs, helping to flood the market with them. This contributed to undeserved bad reputation that all RV tankless water heaters now have. Girard isn't the only company to put out RV tankless water heaters, however,


I've seen only a couple of complaints on the Precision Temp RV500s (and one was from a guy who bought it used from a mobile repair guy who claimed to have removed it from an RV owned by an elderly woman who wanted it removed because it scared her whenever it fired up) and numerous reports from people who were happy with it.


Atwood has a tankless unit that was designed in partnership with Precision Temp. I haven't heard much about them but, then again, I haven't heard any complaints, either.


Truma is too new to the American market for much to be known about them but they appear to be similar in operation to the RV500s and the Atwoods.
__________________
Jeannie
Lady Fitzgerald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 01:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
NC Roamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Fuquay-Varina
Posts: 711
Here is the location of the secret reset on my Girard. It is a very small button on the white connector. Good luck with your unit.
Attached Thumbnails
image.jpg  
__________________

2014 Greyhawk 31FK
2007 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100cc
NC Roamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 06:40 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Morris
Posts: 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by NC Roamer View Post
Here is the location of the secret reset on my Girard. It is a very small button on the white connector. Good luck with your unit.
What model is yours?? Mine is a GSWH-1M and has no reset button. I think with mine you turn the switch off for 5 sec. Doesn't matter anyway, It didn't work before the repair man came out, I explained to him what I had checked out. He probed around with a continuity probe and found the voltages were all OK. Had me turn on the water and it worked?????? Go Figure???
__________________
Retired and loving it.
Got a new 2014 Grayhawk 31DS
Hoping to get away from the IL winters
MadDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 07:08 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
NC Roamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Fuquay-Varina
Posts: 711
Quote:
Originally Posted by MadDad View Post
What model is yours?? Mine is a GSWH-1M and has no reset button. I think with mine you turn the switch off for 5 sec. Doesn't matter anyway, It didn't work before the repair man came out, I explained to him what I had checked out. He probed around with a continuity probe and found the voltages were all OK. Had me turn on the water and it worked?????? Go Figure???
My Girard manual says it is a GSWH-1 (no "M"). Can't look at the actual unit now because our Greyhawk is at the dealer's service department. They are working through the list of items noted during our PDI last August plus other issues noticed while camping over the fall.
__________________

2014 Greyhawk 31FK
2007 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100cc
NC Roamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 11:09 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Morris
Posts: 250
I think the -1 is an older model with a reset button. I think??
__________________
Retired and loving it.
Got a new 2014 Grayhawk 31DS
Hoping to get away from the IL winters
MadDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 06:57 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: washington
Posts: 12
Newbie here. Do you run the water heater all the time while parked?
childers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 07:01 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: washington
Posts: 12
Went to fill the water tanks. After about 15 min water started coming from underneath. When I pushed the test button it shows the black and gray tanks as a green light but the holding as red. ???
__________________

childers 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 11:43 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.