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Old 05-05-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Water Heater Question

OK - Our trailer was winterized

It is a 2009 32 BHDS

It has 3 valves 2 that are parallel that are the in and out of the tank and a third which is perpendicular that seems to be a combo valve ro the bypass valve

Long story short I opened the parallel valves that were closed and that filled the hot water heater. I fired the heater up using propane and it fired up flawlessly.

However. when I tried to use Electric setting the hot water heater does not seem to be working.

I am studying the manual now and I checked to electrical connections and all seems well.

Any suggestions?
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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OK - Our trailer was winterized

It is a 2009 32 BHDS

It has 3 valves 2 that are parallel that are the in and out of the tank and a third which is perpendicular that seems to be a combo valve ro the bypass valve

Long story short I opened the parallel valves that were closed and that filled the hot water heater. I fired the heater up using propane and it fired up flawlessly.

However. when I tried to use Electric setting the hot water heater does not seem to be working.

I am studying the manual now and I checked to electrical connections and all seems well.

Any suggestions?
I'm not sure whether the hot water tank is on a fuse or breaker. Did you check those?

Grant
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #3
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I gave thought to that

However, if it was a fuse I wouldn't hear the click of it trying to turn on., would I?
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:10 AM   #4
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Try tracing power to the heating element.
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Uhhh Matt a question... Are you plugged into shore power? the water heater element operates on 110 volt.. some forget this when they have 12 volt in the RV ...
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
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plugged in to campground 30A
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #7
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Is there a chance that the switch on the water heater was on electric before you filled the water heater. The water heating element will burn out in literally seconds if power is applied and it's not submerged in water.
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Also, you will not hear any sounds when the water heater is functioning normally on electric only.
I agree with the previous post......could be a burned out element. It can happen easily.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:24 PM   #9
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If the water is hot, will the electric element run?
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If all three valves are open, you will not get hot water. You will get a quick burst of hot ant then it will be warm. You will need to close the bypass valve and leave the other two open. I don't remember exactly, but on our 27BH the horizontal lines where the water flows in and then out on the other side should be open and the vertical valve should be closed.
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