[QUOTE=theroc;3422288]Welcome to the forum, big11.
For that vintage of Coachmen Class A, they labeled the switch for the electronic ignition to the water heater as "Heater." Is your switch located on the display panel just below where the holding tank and battery indicators are?
If so, here are the instructions from the 1997-98 owner's manual:
"Place the remote water heater switch in the ON position. This switch is located in the lower right corner fo the display panel. If the switch light comes on, place the switch in the OFF position and wait 5 minutes. The switch light will only come on in the event of water heater malfunction or if the flame fails to light. After the required delay, again place the switch in the ON position. It may take more than one start attempt when unit is being used for the first time or after the LP gas bottle has been refilled. For complete shutdown, place switch in OFF position."
It then gives an illustration of the display panel and where the "Heater" switch is located.
Use the link below for a PDF copy of the 1997-1998 Coachmen Class A owner's manual to see if the illustration matches your unit. It's on page 34
. Unfortunately, I don't have a reference for the 1996 models, however.
1997-1998 Coachmen Class A Owner's Manual
Even though there's not a Coachmen owner's forum here, for future questions, the forum does have a "Class A Motorhome Discussions" (HERE
) and a "MH- General Discussions & Problems" (HERE
) sections where your questions may get better exposure.
If what I've posted here isn't the correct answer, get back to us and we will go from there.[/QUOTE Thanks for the help. After reading the replies, I'm sure it is for the water heater. As soon as I get it back from the shop where some minor repairs are being completed I'll check it out. Thanks again.