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Old 12-13-2012, 02:18 AM   #1
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attwood heater

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I have an attwood heater when turned on and it gets up to temp we get water around the base of the heater there is a black box with electric going to it just wondering if any of you guys had come across this problem
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:48 AM   #2
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The black box is where the element is and yes it has 120V going to it if the water is seeping from there the element is loose or seal is leaking, unplug the unit and remove the cover there is 2 wires going to the element unhook them then you can un screw it. test under pressure first, you can get a replacement at Lowes home center it will be a 1500W but that fine they also have the tool to remove it if you don't have something to get in there

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Old 12-13-2012, 05:48 AM   #3
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Its not a real problem. Its most likely driping from the Temp/Pressure saftey valve. Most of the time you can stop it by turning off the water pessure and flipping the lever on the valve a few times. If this doesn't work you can get a new one at any hardware store.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:43 AM   #4
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Two conflicting answers.. Both by the way are quite possible.

IF, it is drippign from the TPR and runing under the heater on the floor, You can verify by looking at the TPR as it heats, if this is the case, simply turn off the heater, Turn off the water, Pull the drain plug and let it drain, (OPEN the TPR to improve draining) I like to scrw a 1/2 inch pipe into the drain to direct the water OUT of the compartmente but do this carefully if the water is hot (IN SHORT do not do it when the water is hot)

When done, close the TPR, replace the plug (Tape it if you must) and restore water first, then power to the heater.

If it's the seal, fix it.. That leak is damaging yur motor home.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:09 AM   #5
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thanks guys
i should have said it is at the back of the heater IE in the coach not outside as i dont think it is the pressure relief valve so it could be leaking at the heater element so i will check that and thanks guys for your help
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