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Old 07-09-2012, 11:07 PM   #1
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how can i operate hot water heater with electric for skyline koala 18bh

how can i operate hot water heater with electric for skyline koala 18bh.
I only used the hot water heater with gas last time.

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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Well, first: does it even have an electric element in the WH? If not then you'll need to add one, which could void the warranty.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:56 AM   #3
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On the newer model TT's the "on off" switch is either outside under the burner on the tank or inside under the cabinet on the backside of the hot water heater. Flip the switch to "on" and then turn you panel switch for the water heater to "on". Should stay red while heater is running. When you want to go back to propane you have to turn the switch "off'. OF COURSE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SWITCH AT THE WATER HEATER YOU DO NOT HAVE ELECTRIC
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Entry level trailers seldom have electric hot water options. You can add a HottRod.
Hott Rod Water Heater Accessory - PPL Motor Homes

It is slow to recover for heating the water and works best to supplement the gas heat.

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It says i already have it and the switch on the panel. But i turned it on waited 10 min and Still cold water......
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Did you find the "on off" switch at the water heater? Got to have that switched on. Not the switch on the panel. You turn the panel switch on after you turn the electrical switch at the water heater. When on "propane' the red panel light goes out after lit. When on electric it will burn red all the time. I know it is frustrating but you will get through this and sometime down the road be able to help someone else
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Did you find the "on off" switch at the water heater? Got to have that switched on. Not the switch on the panel. You turn the panel switch on after you turn the electrical switch at the water heater. When on "propane' the red panel light goes out after lit. When on electric it will burn red all the time. I know it is frustrating but you will get through this and sometime down the road be able to help someone else
Oh. Ok. Thank you much.
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Be careful though. If you turn the element on and the tank is not full of water you'll burn out the element in a very short time. Don't asks how I know!
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Did you find the "on off" switch at the water heater? Got to have that switched on. Not the switch on the panel. You turn the panel switch on after you turn the electrical switch at the water heater. When on "propane' the red panel light goes out after lit. When on electric it will burn red all the time. I know it is frustrating but you will get through this and sometime down the road be able to help someone else
On ours we have three switches, one on the WH itself, one on the control panel for the electric element and then the gas switch. I leave the one on the WH on all the time (should turn it off when I drain the WH, would have seved the element once). The gas one lights up ONLY while trying to light, once the WH lights the light goes out. The electric switch light stays on all the time when on.
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It's great to know all of information. Thank you for everyone.
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