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Old 04-20-2016, 06:22 PM   #1
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Can someone please tell me what the switches are for. I understand that you can check tank levels with the bottom one but I'm not sure what pump it turns on and the top switch just says on/off. Sorry Im learning
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I guess it would help if you mention what trailer you have.
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:28 PM   #3
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Top switch is for your electric water heater, it has a red light on top, yes?

The switch on your tank monitor panel is for your 12vdc water pump, and it too has a red light that indicates its on.
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Top switch is for your electric water heater, it has a red light on top, yes?

The switch on your tank monitor panel is for your 12vdc water pump, and it too has a red light that indicates its on.
OK so when I turn the hwh one on it turns right off and sounds like a breaker. So the other one is for the tank under the sofa?
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I see some "bubbled" wallpaper too, looks like water has gotten into the wall.
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I guess it would help if you mention what trailer you have.
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I see some "bubbled" wallpaper too, looks like water has gotten into the wall.
Yeah gonna fix that in Florida. Just hope I make it. Lol It needs some TLC but most of the frame work seems OK. I hope. Except there. I believe the leak is coming from the shower.
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Yeah gonna fix that in Florida. Just hope I make it. Lol It needs some TLC but most of the frame work seems OK. I hope. Except there. I believe the leak is coming from the shower.
Oh and apparently the roof. Great
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Better get on that leak ASAP. Even a temporary fix. The other option is a "Honk if parts fall off" bumper sticker.
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The switch on the monitor panel is for the water pump that pumps water from the tank under the sofa. You may or may not have a 2-way water heater. You should find two switches for the water heater if its a 2-way (120vac and 12vdc). If you only have one switch for the water heater, then it only works on propane, but it needs 12vdc to operate the ignitor. So you can't test the water heater or refrig until you get propane. Check all propane piping (black iron pipe under the trailer and copper tubing inside the trailer) with soapy water to check for propane leaks. Have a shop do this if you are not comfortable with doing so.
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Yeah, gonna work on that. A friend of mine is coming to cost the roof. Thanks
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OK yes it has both 120 and gas. What I have been doing is turning the switch off the minute the light went out and I heard what sounded like a breaker. The last time I just stood there thinking and it made the noise again and the light came on. Now there is still no water coming out of hot side. I'm hoping there is a simple explanation for that.
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Did you find two switches for the WH? On the 12vdc switch, the red light will indicate if the ignitor has sucessfully lit the WH burner, I think what you are seeing is the WH is trying to light (listen for click, click outside at the WH) and because you have no propane, the burner 'locks out' and turns off the red light.
Go to the back of the water heater and check to see if all the water valves are in the right position. The valves have to do with bypassing the water heater when winterized.
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It looks as though the drain valve is broken. I'm going to check in the am to make sure the water heater is even hooked into the water supply. I believe it could have broken In the open position and disconnected from the water supply line. It is also possibly the reason for the water damage in the bathroom. Still investigating these things. But when I turned the switch on and it went right off I just waited a few seconds and it came back on and stayed on until I realized there was no water so I turned it off. It's not the same sound as the igniter. I heard the one on the fridge. So I do believe it is coming on.
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