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Old 07-21-2014, 05:17 AM   #15
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All the water heater needs is a 12V power source to the board. After that, it takes over.
I think you just need to find why you lost 12V power.
Honestly I may never find out. Put a new switch in and no help. The previous owner tore so much out. And there may be something cut or missing somewhere from the floor removal. Where will my new 12v need to run? To the little circuit board?
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Honestly I may never find out. Put a new switch in and no help. The previous owner tore so much out. And there may be something cut or missing somewhere from the floor removal. Where will my new 12v need to run? To the little circuit board?
No, you need it to the switch.
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Check the tubes for mud wasps

I had issues with mine and I was sure it was not getting voltage ...it ended up being mud wasps filling the small tube so no gas could get in the valve...
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I also hear no click from the igniter
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I also hear no click from the igniter
That makes sense since there's no 12v power to the WH.
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So should I just run a hot wire to the positive on the switch?
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So should I just run a hot wire to the positive on the switch?
You can do that to test it, if it works then get a new set of switches wired through the fuse panel.
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According to your manual, you could just run a 12v test wire to the terminal with the red wire ( in the junction box at the WH). The WH should fire up. If this works, then disconnect your test wire and try connecting it to your switch. If that works, then the switch is bad or no voltage to the switch. If it does not work then that original wire from the switch to the WH is broken somewhere. Good luck.
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According to your manual, you could just run a 12v test wire to the terminal with the red wire ( in the junction box at the WH). The WH should fire up. If this works, then disconnect your test wire and try connecting it to your switch. If that works, then the switch is bad or no voltage to the switch. If it does not work then that original wire from the switch to the WH is broken somewhere. Good luck.
Thank you very much. Im out of town for the week but as soon as I get home ill give it a shot!
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Ran a new 12v through an inline fuse, hooked the ignition wire up and poof. We have flames! Thanks all for the help!!!
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