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Old 09-09-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Hot water heater has a leak !!!

I own a 1999 american eagle that the water heater started to leak on vacation. Found the leak and the bottom of the tank when there was pressure. Got home and took the water heater out for replacement. The unit is a Atwood GC10-3E and a replacement that is coming is a GC10-4e. My question is has anyone done a replacement like this with the new wiring that has changed and had to put a new switch setup in? Or did anyone hook the new water heater the old way.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:27 AM   #2
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I thought the 3E and 4E levels used the same wiring schematic and switch? There was a change at the 7E design level, though, and a different switch was used. What difference are you seeing? Are the ECO and thermostat mounted in the front or the rear of the new heater?

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Old 09-09-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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Angry Water heater

just wondering about the wiring. It shows a new switch for the electric function. was told that I leave the power switch on and use the new 12 volt switch to activate the 110 . ??????
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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Be prepared to replace the tank again. I have had three Atwood 10 gallon spring leaks at the weld seam, the last two were replaced by Atwood I supplied labor. They are having quality problems it seems.
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