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Old 01-01-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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Hot water heater

Have a Keystone Zeppellin II travel trailer. I have a hot water heater question/issue. When we turn the switch on inside the camper, we hear the igniter "clicking" to light the heater. It would not light unless I turned off the switch inside the camper and then turned it back on. It took several tries but it finally would light. It would go off I guess once the temperature was reached but would not come back on. We just spent a long 3 days fighting with the hot water heater. I would appreciate any advice of either possible problems, fixes, etc... Thank you

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Old 01-02-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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Try blowing out the tube with AIR-IN-A-CAN just after the igniter. This happened to me also, when the propane has been off for a while you will need to bleed the propane to the ignitor. Sometimes you get spiders/bugs that nest in these areas and the Air can help blow them clear.

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I think you had air in the gas line, it will not light untill all of the air is out.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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Once, like you indicated, you had it lit and the water warmed up, the gas lines would have been purged of any air. Sounds like you mostly need to do cleaning and adjustment (ie periodic tune up). I cannot access them from here at the moment, but there are a few YouTube videos on the internet about RV Water heater repair and tuneup. Use Google to locate them.

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