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Old 07-17-2017, 12:22 PM   #1
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Water heater woes

So I had a suburban sw6DE a nd replaced it with a new sw6d, which came with new circuit board and igniter. Put it in and it worked for a couple days then quit. I thought I ran out of gas but after putting a new tank on it would not ignite. The e igniter doesn't even spark. I checked and have juice to the igniter but it won't spark. So I tried a different igniter and still no spark. Any ideas?
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So I had a suburban sw6DE a nd replaced it with a new sw6d, which came with new circuit board and igniter. Put it in and it worked for a couple days then quit. I thought I ran out of gas but after putting a new tank on it would not ignite. The e igniter doesn't even spark. I checked and have juice to the igniter but it won't spark. So I tried a different igniter and still no spark. Any ideas?
2 things- check if you have good ground- the tank is insulated and there should be a ground wire from the gas pack to metal somewhere. if there is no ground, the spark will not jump over.
Second- to save a ton of gas- I removed the drain screw and installed an aftermarket heat element, which goes with 110V. I did not wanted to get into the wiring of the camper due to safety reasons, because there is no switch for it, I just rolled the wire with connector up behind the cover, bowed the bottom corner in, that the wire was fitting through and connected it at the camp ground directly to the pole- It worked absolutely great- even longer showers where possible and it did not take very long to heat the water up. the only thing what might be little difficult- to cut the insulation out for the thermostat, which is glued with a strip to the tank- but don't worry- it sticks pretty good. Mine never fell off. the installation is fool proof.
on my new camper, I have already a dual tank and I used the gas pack only once, as my wife and I had showers back to back- but even though- it was almost not necessary. we are permanent campers and still- we never use the gas pack.
that just as an idea.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:58 PM   #3
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Looks like the circuit board fried!
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Would have to agree with trz. Board is fried.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:15 AM   #5
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Replace with a Dinosaur brand......
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Old 07-19-2017, 04:20 PM   #6
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Board and heater are brand new, I'll have the seller replace the board, I'm sure it will be the same brand whatever that was!
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