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Old 12-07-2011, 09:32 AM   #1
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Question 1994 Suburban 10 gal gas-electric water heater

How do I switch from gas to electric. I am new to trailers and don't want to do anything wrong. My 5th wheel is an Alfa Seeya. Thanks for any help.

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Old 12-07-2011, 09:52 AM   #2
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Can't speek for your Alfa but in our coach where the control panel is located (tank levels, batt. cond. etc) there is a switch to turn the ignitor on the gas side to "OFF". Then there is a seperate switch with a pilot light that controls the electric side of the water heater which has to be turned to the "ON" position. Now our water heater also has a switch outside right at the water heater so you might want to check yours to see if you have one as well. On ours it's a rocker switch located toward the bottom of the water heater which I leave "ON" all the time. Hope this might help.

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I have a 1994 Alpenlite with suburban 10 gal water heater. The only 120v ac control is the switch outside on the water heater and a circuit breaker that also controls ac to the inverter.
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Always make sure you have water in the heater before turning it on.
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