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ncognet0

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Posted: 08/08/21 10:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello, I'm posting this for a friend of mine that is currently camping in his less than a week old Astoria 5th wheel with Dometic water heater. He has no internet. He asked me if I could help him figure out why his water heater won't ignite. He said he has made sure his gas is on and the switch is on "GAS" and checked his fuses and it still won't light. I am on my way up to his came to help him. Any suggestions, I will check my messages before I lose internet signal.

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Posted: 08/08/21 10:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On any new RV or new propane tank you need to purge the air out of the propane lines. Most go to the cook top burners and light one, make sure it fully lights for 30 to 45 seconds, and then try the HW Tank once or twice.

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Posted: 08/08/21 10:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

His fridge did light just not the wh.

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Posted: 08/08/21 11:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does he hear it sparking?
Is the water heater indicator red light on?
Check for power to circuit board.
Check thermal fuse, thermostat and ECO for continuity


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Posted: 08/08/21 06:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No sparking, the electric and gas switch light up. The electric water heater also don't work with the generator running.

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Posted: 08/20/21 03:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You Should contact them this is a link
Portable Oxygen Concentrator
This must have helped you.

* This post was edited 08/30/21 10:44pm by David159 *

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Posted: 08/20/21 07:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check the thermal fuse for continuity. it is under some tubing adjacent to the thermostat and ECO.
Check ECO and thermostat for continuity. check circuit board for power.

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It was the thermal fuse. Ive owned 8 rev's and never seen a fuse like this. basically its a clear wire.
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Posted: 08/20/21 09:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the update!

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