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Old 04-13-2015, 07:56 AM   #1
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Hot Water Issue

My hot water heater wouldn’t work on electricity. So after reading a few threads on this forum, I inspected the element and the electrical components and discovered that the plug had totally melted. Replacing the plug and wiring is not a problem, but given that my other motorhome was completely destroyed by fire just 3 months ago, I am a little frazzled by this discovery.

Any thoughts on what could have caused this to happen?
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:13 AM   #2
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Lose electrical connection on either the plug or the socket.

corrosion on the connector lugs.

The lose or corroded connection has a small amount of resistance. When current flows through that resistor, it heats up, this aggravates the lose or corroded connection, making it worst.

Put your hand on the connectors, if they feel warm, keep an eye on them. If they fell hot, there is a problem.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:24 PM   #3
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Lose electrical connection on either the plug or the socket.

corrosion on the connector lugs.

The lose or corroded connection has a small amount of resistance. When current flows through that resistor, it heats up, this aggravates the lose or corroded connection, making it worst.

Put your hand on the connectors, if they feel warm, keep an eye on them. If they fell hot, there is a problem.
X2, probably lose connection.
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Looking at your picture it doesn't look like the plug was pushed all the way in.
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