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Old 02-12-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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Hot water Heater and Microwave Toggle Switch

I have a 2004 Southwind 32 foot. There is a toggle switch located behind the doors to the sink cabinet. The switch can be placed in the Hotwater Heater On position, Microwave On position or in an off position. I need to replace the switch but can not locate a source. It is Leviton switch # OL3350 but can not find in Leviton catalog.

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Old 02-12-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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The switch can be placed in the Hotwater Heater On position, Microwave On position or in an off position.
Hi Jim, am I reading this right, you can have the micro wave on, but not the hot water or you can have the Hot Water on but not the microwave or you can have then both off. I don't know but it seems very strange to me. I ran a Google search with your info number and got nothing which is strange in itself. Can you tell us just what it is that this switch is supposed to do or better still a picture, I'm sure there is a replacement for it as most things in RV's seem to be common place items.
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It should be a simple double pole, double throw switch. If your local hardware or home store cannot supply one, try an electrical supply place. That type of switch is not often used in home construction so may not be on the shelf in local stores, but it is a standard item.

WilleyB: A switch like this is common on RVs with a 30A shore power supply. You don't have enough power to run everything at the same time, so a switch is provided to choose which load is active at any time. The water heater is a good tradeoff, since the water stays hot while the microwave is using the power source.
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A switch like this is common on RVs with qa 30A shore power supply. You don't have enough power to run everything at the same time,
Ah So! Thanks for the info Gary, because that one had me stumped. everything on our little rig is 12 volt except a few 120 vac receptacles, the microwave and the fridge when it's not on LP.

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I have a 2004 Southwind 32 foot. There is a toggle switch located behind the doors to the sink cabinet. The switch can be placed in the Hotwater Heater On position, Microwave On position or in an off position. I need to replace the switch but can not locate a source. It is Leviton switch # OL3350 but can not find in Leviton catalog.

Apreciate any help with this problem

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How did you know you needed to replace the switch? My brand new-to-me '03 Bounder has the same switch. The microwave works, but the water heater won't heat water with electricity. Maybe it's the switch???
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OKI, From the date of these posts I am probably way late but, I have the same setup in my pace arrow. I did some checking myself and found this switch. I have a need to add one of these to my coach because I installed a washer/dryer and need to split this circuit to supply yet a third leg. Got to do some digging to get to the correct circuit but I'll get there eventually.
This is a 15A Switch Leviton 1256-I SPDT Wall Switch
This is a 20A Switch http://cgi.ebay.com/Leviton-SPDT-DOU...-/230465149917

This switch is a pricy little joker.
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Are you sure you have a 120v hot water heater? I have an '01Discovery that is gas (lp) only.
Or to say I haven't found the element yet. I also have the same switch;'cept mine is on the front of the cabinet.
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I have a 04 Pace Arrow 35g, 30 service with the same switches you have. For the hot water heater to work, you need to have the right switch (Micro/washer) in the micro position and the left in the hot water position. If the left switch is in any other positions no power to the water heater. I have a Attwood water heater and the electric element is on the back side of the tank. You get to it under the coach.
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Thanks for the info Richard. VERY usefull information. I did no know how the factory wired in a W/D. Now I do. My micro/WH switch is under the cabinet next to the microwave. I'll take the HWH leg to the a new selector switch and run the w/d - hwh off that one. I now now what I have to do. All I have to do now is run the wires to the w/d location.
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I guess I am just ignorant here but why do they install hot water heaters in rvs?
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"why do they install hot water heaters in rvs?"

So you won't have a COLD shower.
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I also own a 2003 Southwind I have the same switch. It controls the electical side of the water heater. The water heater is a combo LP/Electrical (120vac). Where is the control switch for the LP side of the water heater. Does anyone know???
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Typically Fleetwood puts it in the galley somewhere - may not look any different than other 12v switches. I'm not familiar with the 03 Southwind and besides, it can vary by floor plan.
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All you need is a SINGLE pole DOUBLE throw switch. A simple 2 way light switch will work, if you don't find the center off necessary. Cheap and effective.
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