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Old 03-12-2016, 09:52 AM   #15
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According to the PDF file chboone provided, the WH has a 240 v heating element. I would hope a 120 v element was installed, because 240 v is pretty hard to come by in an RV unless some creative rewiring was done at the power panel, assuming you have 50 amp service.
Those Marine WHs came in 120V AC and 240v AC versions
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Old 03-12-2016, 03:24 PM   #16
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It's labeled Atwood EHM6-SM, six gallon, 120v, 1500w, with heat exchanger. There's just the inlet from the water and tank and an outlet split between the bath on one side and the kitchen on the other, so the heat exchanger isn't connected, it currently works only on shore power and is operating 100% electric.

Apparently this water heater has only been made for about 20 years and since the RV is 30 years old, it must have been installed as a replacement at some point. Maybe they didn't connect the switch.

The previous owners seemed really good about saving receipts and manuals for everything from the big stuff down to little things, but there is nothing about the water heater.

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It's labeled Atwood EHM6-SM, six gallon, 120v, 1500w, with heat exchanger. There's just the inlet from the water and tank and an outlet split between the bath on one side and the kitchen on the other, so the heat exchanger isn't connected, it currently works only on shore power and is operating 100% electric.

Apparently this water heater has only been made for about 20 years and since the RV is 30 years old, it must have been installed as a replacement at some point. Maybe they didn't connect the switch.

The previous owners seemed really good about saving receipts and manuals for everything from the big stuff down to little things, but there is nothing about the water heater.

Just like I identified in my post (#11)

The 'square box' was the give away.
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