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    Posted: 02 Dec 2012 at 9:26pm
Our RP171 owners manual says it has a gas/electric water heather.  However, when I plug in the main power plug, but leave the propane valve closed, we get no hot water.  Ideas?  Thanks, Peter from Two P's in a Pod.
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There's a little black switch behind the heater's exterior access panel in the lower left hand corner that turns on the electric element. Just make sure you have water in the heater before you turn it on or the element will burn up in a spectacular display...
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The rectangular thingy to the left of that black round thing is the switch, but dont turn it on without water in your hotwater tank if you do, you burn out the element very quickly.
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Might want to add this to your check list before set up and during brake down.
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Thanks much, found it.  Switch had a cotter pin in it to prevent accidentally turning it on.  Removing pin, switch still would not move.  Tank is empty and power is off so think this may be another safety.  Will try again in spring.  Again, thank you.  Pete of Two P's in a Pod.
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Turn the electric off when unhooking from dock side power and water.  When you first plug in the Rpod, you will be drawing 15 amps if it stays on.  Also if there is no water in the H/W heater if can burn out.
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Originally posted by wbillar wbillar wrote:

Turn the electric off when unhooking from dock side power and water.  When you first plug in the Rpod, you will be drawing 15 amps if it stays on.  Also if there is no water in the H/W heater if can burn out.
 
 
I thought I've read several times from others that it will burn out, almost immediately, so be careful.
 
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Don't even THINK about turning the 110AC heater switch on if the tank is empty. You will be guaranteed an immediate burnout of the electric heating element!  Even a momentary on/off will be enough to destroy it.
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Yep.  That's what I had thought.
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Thank you for telling me about the switch.  I had never noticed it.  One other question.  With tank drained and system winterized, and power disconnected, I tried to turn switch to "ON."  It would not move.  Do you think this is a safety mechanism or is my switch frozen from lack of use?  Thank you.  Peter from Two P's.
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