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Old 03-13-2017, 11:20 PM   #1
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Water heater woes

Changed out the water heater in my 2010 Phaeton 40 QTH. While hooking up the electrical I got a small spark from the wire that goes to the switch. I think I must have blown a fuse. I can't for the life of me find the fuse. Also my holding tank monitor doesn't light. Must be fed by the same hot wire. Can anyone tell me where this fuse might be.

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Old 03-13-2017, 11:36 PM   #2
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Its' going to be a 7.5A or 15A DC fuse for coach so one of the DC Panels inside rig.

Scavenger Hunt....woo-hoo!

(Caution: when working with electric AC or DC always ID sources/open sources FIRST)
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That's what I think too, but I can't find where it is. There is a fuse panel back in the rear closet, and a panel in the outside compartment under the driver seat. Can't find any others. Any idea where to look?
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I would have bet the compartment under the drivers window.
Does the red water heater switch above the drivers seat light up?

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No, the water heater switches are both dark. Also the monitor is inoperable.
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Also I can't find any blown fuses in the compartment under driver window.
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With help from Tiffin, I found the fuse. It was an in-line holder taped to a bundle of wires in the front driver side compartment.
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Also I can't find any blown fuses in the compartment under driver window.
Are you pulling every fuse to check, or using a voltmeter to check each fuse.

Can you find the fuses for the other items that have switches in the same overhead compartment? My guess is they are all in the same harness and should be in the same place.

Must be frustrating

Oops, just saw your post...glad you found it.

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Thanks Dan. See the previous post. The fuse was where you and I thought it would be, just really hard to find, as it was taped to a bundle of wires.
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With help from Tiffin, I found the fuse. It was an in-line holder taped to a bundle of wires in the front driver side compartment.
In-line fuse

Couldn't put it in Fuse Panel


Well ...........next time you will know where it is




Meant to ask earlier.
WHY the water heater swap ???
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With help from Tiffin, I found the fuse. It was an in-line holder taped to a bundle of wires in the front driver side compartment.
Isn't great you can call them and they know exactly what and where it is even a 9 yr old unit.
I learned the hard way and finally called them. 5 seconds later all is good.
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In-line fuse

Couldn't put it in Fuse Panel


Well ...........next time you will know where it is




Meant to ask earlier.
WHY the water heater swap ???

I swapped out the water heater because it was leaking. Pump would cycle every hour or so. Found a small drip at the rear corner of the motorhome. I'm not inclined to try and patch a leak. Just want to fix it once.
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Isn't great you can call them and they know exactly what and where it is even a 9 yr old unit.
I learned the hard way and finally called them. 5 seconds later all is good.

It would be even greater if Tiffin would put ALL fuses in one place
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