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Old 09-30-2021, 02:17 PM   #1
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Please help!!! Hot Water Heater Inoperative

We are new… Just bought a 2004 Pace Arrow. I cannot get the hot water heater working. I have tested the wires and I’m not getting power to the gas/electric switch located inside the RV. All circuits and fuses are getting power. Please help! Thank you in advance!
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Old 09-30-2021, 02:48 PM   #2
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Have you checked for 12VDC at the control board on the water heater? You have to be sure you have a good ground point for the negative probe on the voltmeter.

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Old 09-30-2021, 02:58 PM   #3
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I will go try that! Thank you!
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Hello, and welcome to the site.

Here you will find all of the members offering to help each other for all of the problems that tend to creep up.

The following are several threads that may be related to your issue:


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Old 09-30-2021, 03:32 PM   #5
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I had a similar problem with my 2007 Itasca Horizon, not getting power to the switch on the wall for electric operation.

After an exhaustive search between the actual water heater and the switch, I found a secondary electric panel under the bed, with a breaker labelled "Water Heater", which was in the off position.

Actually saved me some dollars, finding that breaker. I got a big $$$ quote for a water heater replacement from the first place that diagnosed it as a bad water heater. I'll not be darkening the doorstep of that service center again.
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Old 09-30-2021, 04:48 PM   #6
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You didn't mention what brand WH you have. If it is a Suburban, there is a switch outside in the bottom left corner of the WH face that needs to be on as well as the inside sw to get electric to work. My Suburban has a separate Propane as switch and Electric sw inside.
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I’m going out right now to search the RV for any hidden breaker boxes! Thank you
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