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An Atwood G6A-6E hot water heater..electronic ignition..relief valve…

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I have an Atwood G6A-6E...
I have an Atwood G6A-6E hot water heater, with electronic ignition. It ignites fine but the burner never shuts off causing the t&p relief valve to discharge. I suspected the t-stat and replaced it along with the eco stat. Same result. A friend of mine had a spare ignition control box that he gave me. I hooked it up just for the heck of it. Water still too hot. What next?
Submitted: 12 years ago.Category: RV
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RV Mechanic: gene, RV Mechanic replied 12 years ago
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Hi,
What is the actual temperature out of the water heater?
If you changed the eco and t-stat,I would suspect a bad t&p valve,had one last week doing the same thing,replaced the t&p valve this took care of it.
Here is a manual on the Atwood heater,print it out for your records for the future.
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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
When I checked it at the kitchen faucet, it was around 190 and climbing. I think the t-stat is set at 150. It takes a while for the temp to climb, but the burner never shuts off.
RV Mechanic: gene, RV Mechanic replied 12 years ago
The t-stat is what tells the board to shut off the burner,was the tank clean where the t-stat is mounted?Check the wiring on the t-stat and eco,brown wires on the t-stat and red on the eco switch on the left.Let me know.
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Customer reply replied 12 years ago

Yes, i cleaned it with some sand paper ans wiped it down. Wiring is correct.I also used the new adhesive backed insulation pad that was supplied with the t-stat to ensure it was against the tank.

Defective t-stat?

RV Mechanic: gene, RV Mechanic replied 12 years ago
The only thing that comes to mind now is to see if there is 12 volts to the gas valve when the water reaches temp,you may have a gas valve that is sticking on even after the 12 volts is removed from it.If it is sticking it will just keep burning.
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