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Old 07-24-2016, 04:12 PM   #1
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Water Heater Switch

I haven't been getting any hot water using the electric element so I went to change out the element yesterday and noticed that the " on/off" switch was stuck in the on position. Had to put some pressure to switch it off but now seems like the switch is broke. There is no resistance in the switch like it is loose and would flop in the wind if that makes sense.

So I believe I just need a new switch, no problem. My question is can I change out that switch from the outside of camper or do I need to pull the hot water heater out, go in the basement. What am I looking at here basically.

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Old 07-24-2016, 04:29 PM   #2
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*sigh* just called it a hot water heater.... Who heats hot water ��
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Old 07-24-2016, 05:25 PM   #3
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It should just snap in & be able to get to it without removing the heater. Only "what if" is on some things were cost conscience of wire usage so it might be a little short.
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Old 07-24-2016, 05:54 PM   #4
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Haven't changed one out personally. Read online and most stated it was easier to pry out carefully with small tipped straight blade screwdriver(s). Just be sure your 110v breaker is off first before attempting removal and replacement. 20 amp switch. Agree that wire leads will probably be barely long enough to be able to remove and replace onto the new switch. Looks like amazon carries the switch, and many others also. Part number is Suburban 232259.

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Awesome, appreciate the help. I kinda thought it would just pop out but didn't wanna go tearing into it without knowing for sure. Gonna check the local hardware store and maybe luck out with them having or at least a 20 amp off brand switch should also work wouldn't it?
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Didn't have a switch anyways so looks like I'll have to order one. Thanks ��
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Is that switch 12 volt, if s9 an automotive store may have one.
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No, this switch is 110 Volt. It is for the heating element circuit. Not the gas/ 12v DSI side. A Radio Shack might carry one if you can still find a store that didn't get closed down.

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[QUOTE=Dark Angel;68306]Didn't have a switch anyways so looks like I'll have to order one. Thanks ��

I replaced mine. It is true they just pop out. Found switch at a Ace hardware store. Very east replacement one you find switch.
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