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Old 11-17-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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atwood hot water heater issues

have a 1995 prowler park model with gas or electric hot water heater , hot water heater went out and when i looked it had burnt a wire off coming from the theromastat that is mounted on a plate that goes against the hot water heater , went and bought a new theromastat eco kit and installed it , hot water heater worked for 2 days then quite , looked again and it had burnt the same wire of the theromastat again .. any one know what might be causing it to burn the wire off the theromasta ?

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Old 11-17-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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Not sure why it would keep burning out unless the wire is too light for the current it handles.

I would suggest contacting Atwood and perhaps they have a technician who has dealt with this particular problem.

Here's a link to their site: http://http://www.atwoodmobile.com/

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Old 11-17-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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Did you cut all the old burnt wire off and make the connection with clean shiny wire.

Normally caused by overheating due to loose connections and the problem escalates rapidly once the copper gets discoloured and oxidised.
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