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Old 11-22-2007, 06:36 PM   #1
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Hot water tank will heat on gas but not 110?
check the breaker and that is on. What else should I check?

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Old 11-22-2007, 07:44 PM   #2
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JIM Q:
Hot water tank will heat on gas but not 110?
check the breaker and that is on. What else should I check?
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If the circuit breakers/fuses are OK, it would appear that the electric heating element is "fried." Could you have possibly plugged the MH into shore power, and the electric heater switch turned on, without having water in the water heater tank? That will do it most every time.

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If it is a SUburban there is a switch on the outside area in the lower left corner. You can also access the heating element out there. It could very well have had no water and energized; it only takes a few seconds.
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Jim As Rv Wizard has said!! If it is a Suburban?? Check the switch. It is an off/on rocker type, On mine it is in the outside compartment, Where you get at Drain/Anode.
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The problem can also be a defective thermostat on mounted on the tank or loose or burned up wiring. If you have a voltmeter you can trace the wiring to find the problem.
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:31 AM   #6
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It I check every thing and looks like for sure I need a new element.
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One last thing---disconnect the heating element it can be checked with an ohmmeter.
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Just a thought, we took our first trip this year to Big Bend NP, and the hot water heater would work on propane but not on electric. Just checked it out today and I guess when I winterized I unplugged the electric cord to HW so that I couldn't inadvertly turn the element on without water in it. It was unplugged--plugged it in and it works great. Guess I just getting more forgetful.


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