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Gas/electric water heater not heating
« on: July 03, 2012, 10:02:01 PM »
Not sure how many RVers have had their gas/electric water heater refuse to heat in either mode but the one in my 2004 Meridian has done so twice in the last two years.  The first time I hunted up a mobile RV repairman in the area (no shops within 65 miles) and purchased a set of new thermostats for the outside of the heater since I could by-pass them with a paper clip and the heater would light.   When I told him my problem and up-coming fix he said to be sure all the posts on the thermostats were corrision free.  I cleaned them with a finger nail file board before installing the new thermostats and it started working fine.   Did so until today, so our came the nail file board and 5 minutes later it was lighting again, and if it lights on propane it seems to always work on 110V.

Just thought this tid-bit might save someone else from frustration, showering with cold water (which my wife did this morning), and maybe a lot of expense.
2004 Itasca Meridian 36G
2001 Jeep Sahara Wrangler