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Old 03-20-2016, 09:36 AM   #1
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2016 38 FLSA electric hot water not working

Any help I would appreciate it. ran out of propane and switched to electric and nothing. The red light is on,all breakers are good am I missing something?
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Maybe no help at all but.... On electric, our water heater seems to take significantly longer to heat.
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:04 AM   #3
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Any help I would appreciate it. ran out of propane and switched to electric and nothing. The red light is on,all breakers are good am I missing something?
Is your TT plugged into a shore power pedestal, or hooked up to a running generator when you try the water heater on electric? Electric water heating requires 120 VAC power to operate.
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:28 AM   #4
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Old man AZ it's been on electric all night
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Update- got propane filled and the propane will not light or do nothing now.Hmmmm.
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:33 AM   #6
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Is there a separate rocker switch on the water heater itself? Open the outside access door and take a look in the lower left hand corner area. Just a thought.
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Jflightrisk- there is no rocker swith on the outside. My old one had that switch.

Interesting that I don't have electric or gas now. Everything else on gas works fine
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Every time I get a propane fill, I have to run a stove burner for a few minutes to bleed the purge the gas line, then the Water Heater starts right up.

As far as the electric... there are SOOO many things that can cause that. I presume that you have normal water pressure from the hot faucett, just no hot water?

How old is the water... could the electric element gone out?
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The water heater was drained and flushed prior. Logan that makes sense for the electric but does that also keep the gas from lighting if the element is out?
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This might not be of much help, but he does say all water heaters have a rocker switch at the water heater. In the video they show one on the back of the heater where the electrical connection is.
http://youtu.be/wgTM5uwoWX4
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