Electric Hot Water Switch
I have just purchased a Forestwood 2604. Water heater instructions were:
Gas- turn on gas bottle, turn on “Gas Water Heater” switch on the control panel inside the rear door. Great works fine.
Electric- plug into power, turn on the switch inside the water heater panel, turn on the main switch on the side of the water heater. Great works fine.
BUT- on the control panel inside the rear door next to the “Gas Water Heater” switch is another switch labeled “Electric Water Heater”. Was told that it is not connected on some models and to ignore it. Some posts seem to indicate that this is normal on some models..............
So traced the wire (orange) from the switch to the water heater. Yep it goes right there and is capped off. Fitted a mains voltage relay/12v operated, and connected to the orange wire.
Presto- now the “Electric Hot Water” switch on the panel works just like the “Gas Hot Water” switch.