Water heater wont opperate

  • 04/08/2021 2:20 PM
    Message # 10288203

    Hi,

     We recently ( last week) purchased a 2018 Pace Arrow 33D.

    we are learning about al the controls and monitors little by little. ( who the heck wired these coaches ! ) 

    Anyway,

    I cannot get the water heater to ignite on propane or using 110Vac.

    ***There are minimal instructions that came with the coach.

    We have Plenty of propane and the 2 amp fuse at the heater circuit board ( atwood) is good.

    But....No voltage at the two rocker switches ( electric and gas) 

    I have a feeling there is something simple i am missing ?

    We have owned numerous RVs in the past, so this is stumping me.

    I have asked Fleetwood for a wiring diagram, waiting on that.

    Any insight would be helpful,

    Bret 

  • 04/09/2021 1:59 AM
    Reply # 10289802 on 10288203
    Pete Baker (Administrator)

    Fleetwood has a famous undocumented issue with water heaters, 

    first go to the outside wet bay.  Squeeze the trigger on the sprayer attachment.  If water Comes out other than a dribble, turn your hot and cold water knobs until the sprayer stops.  The cold water will bypass the water heater and back flow if the hot and cold are left open in the wet bay.  
    we thought our water heater was busted until someone shared this info with us.  

    If you already knew this, apologies.  I just start with the least invasive repair first.  

    was the coach winterized before you got it?  Check under the master bathroom sink for the bypass valve for the heater and make sure it’s in the proper position.  I’d hate to think your heater was empty and burned out. 

  • 04/09/2021 3:12 PM
    Reply # 10292285 on 10289802
    Pete Baker wrote:

    Fleetwood has a famous undocumented issue with water heaters, 

    first go to the outside wet bay.  Squeeze the trigger on the sprayer attachment.  If water Comes out other than a dribble, turn your hot and cold water knobs until the sprayer stops.  The cold water will bypass the water heater and back flow if the hot and cold are left open in the wet bay.  
    we thought our water heater was busted until someone shared this info with us.  

    If you already knew this, apologies.  I just start with the least invasive repair first.  

    was the coach winterized before you got it?  Check under the master bathroom sink for the bypass valve for the heater and make sure it’s in the proper position.  I’d hate to think your heater was empty and burned out. 


  • 04/09/2021 3:17 PM
    Reply # 10292315 on 10288203

    Thank you, i will give this a try ( this evening) im still at work ;-(

    and one more thing, actually two..

    In the bedroom is a tall narrow cabinet with the circuit breakers, plus...a Lighted red Switch- 110V Residential style, it only will light up if i am plugged into shore power.

    What does switch this do ?

    Could it be associated with a  panel next to it " RV Power Monitor for ATS"  ?


    Thanks again,

    Bret

  • 04/10/2021 11:50 AM
    Reply # 10295008 on 10292315
    Pete Baker (Administrator)
    In the bedroom is a tall narrow cabinet with the circuit breakers, plus...a Lighted red Switch- 110V Residential style, it only will light up if i am plugged into shore power.

    What does switch this do ?

    Could it be associated with a  panel next to it " RV Power Monitor for ATS"  ?

    Thanks again,

    Bret

    Not sure about location, as my breaker box is over the Microwave in the 36U.  However if you have a Diesel Pusher, the red light up switch next to the  breaker panel is the engine block heater.
  • 04/12/2021 6:00 PM
    Reply # 10304992 on 10295008
    Pete Baker wrote:
    In the bedroom is a tall narrow cabinet with the circuit breakers, plus...a Lighted red Switch- 110V Residential style, it only will light up if i am plugged into shore power.

    What does switch this do ?

    Could it be associated with a  panel next to it " RV Power Monitor for ATS"  ?

    Thanks again,

    Bret

    Not sure about location, as my breaker box is over the Microwave in the 36U.  However if you have a Diesel Pusher, the red light up switch next to the  breaker panel is the engine block heater.

    The water heater fix was easy, replaced the $9.00  wire mounted thermocouple and it fired right up.

    Thanks for the help,



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