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Old 06-13-2024, 03:03 PM   #1
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I have 2018 25bh with electric and gas water heater i recently purchased this trailer used and i hooked up city water and turned on the switch for just electric water heater but i never got hot water. Are the electric and gas all included in the system in the back or is the electric somewhere else. Is there a way to see if the electric is working?
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Was the water heater full of water when you turned it on? Was the circuit breaker for the heater turned on?
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was the water heater full of water when you turned it on? Was the circuit breaker for the heater turned on?
the heater was full of water. Is the breaker in the panel or by the hot water unit. The person had both switches on when i went to look at it but i have no way of knowing if it was just running on propane.
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It’s with all your 12 volt fuses, and 120 volt circuit breakers. It’s where your converter is located. Should have a label by the breaker labeled Water Heater, usually a 20 amp breaker.
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Are your bypass valves in the winterizing position? If so the water in your tank should be heating but it won't be getting into your lines.
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Old 06-13-2024, 07:58 PM   #6
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The hot water was working when I picked it up
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Old 06-13-2024, 08:03 PM   #7
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I have the city water hooked up
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Is the electric heater and the gas heater both contained in the unit mine is in the back part of the trailer
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Yes, it's only one appliance. How long did you wait after turning on the electric side switch to check for hot water? Which faucet did you try, bath or kitchen?
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I turned it on last night and left it on all night and checked it this morning and no hot water with just the electric switch on
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If you're handy and want to diagnose it yourself, here's a gentleman (mobile tech in Washington State) that makes very detailed and logical videos. Click on his site below, hover over "Resources", and click on You Tube Videos. Search them for your water heater, (Suburban, Atwood/Dometic) and watch. You'll need a Digital Volt/Ohm meter to check the resistance on the heating element. If you do it yourself, be VERY careful, and disconnect all power Safety first!

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I've seen some units with an additional switch on the back of the water heater or even some have had a switch on the lower left front.
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Lower left of the camper or where are you referring too
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Lower left of the camper or where are you referring too
When you open the outside cover for the water heater, it would be in the lower left. It's not common, but I had one with a switch there.
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Suburban water heaters had the additional switch there. Atwood/Dometic heaters didn't. Sort of disguised, black rocker switch against a black housing.
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I canít either the gas or electric to work now where do I check to see if I have power coming to the board the breaker is not tripped I donít see where thereís a fuse in the panel for it. I have both switches turned on inside the camper the gas is not even trying to start
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12 volts ok

Gas wouldn't work without 12v.
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without knowing what brand/model heater you are troubleshooting, it's 50/50, but for most heaters a good Google inquiry will discover a downloadable pdf of the service manual. it will contain clear and orderly diagnosing steps and the tools you will need to do them. Good luck.
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