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Old 04-06-2017, 10:30 PM   #1
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01 Islander No hot water on the 100 side

Hey guys,
I have been wondering why my water would not get hot just using the 110v
switch near the kitchen sink. Ive had the rig for a year and a half. I finally decided to change the heating element. Once I opened up the cabinet I couldnt believe what was there.

Someone actually pushed the ground wire from the unit between the two hot wires on the upper thermostat. I ordered a new element and therms (2) I will need to rewire and protect it from getting burned up again


Whoever installed this surely wasnt being safe about it.
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:23 PM   #2
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You have had that coach long enough to know that "Qualified Installation Professional" isn't a phrase that should be quoted anywhere near a lot of stuff you have poked at!!!!!!!!
I doubt that element is original, and maybe the tank isn't either, so who knows who did that fine wiring job!
The good news is you found it before you had to call the Fire Department and are fixing it!!
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:40 AM   #3
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Short in water heater

This Winter had the same problem. So I went on the internet and downloaded the complete manual for the water heater which had a step by step trouble shooting guide. When I got home I got the ohm meter and went to work. First, the little plastic switch had melted, I didn't like the factory metal box on the back of the water heater so I got some 22 gauge galvanized metal at Home Depot and made a deeper box. I have the tool to make brakes in sheet metal. Then I put in a nice heavy duty toggle switch to replace the melted one. Did all the tests, all ok. Put everything together and water heater works. One thing about it, it was easy to get to.
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