RV

Have RV questions? Ask an RV mechanic online.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

Water heater doesnt relight on gas. Replaced spark assembly…

Water heater doesnt relight...

Water heater doesnt relight on gas.

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Replaced spark assembly and heater lites immediately. throw out switch the then kicks on at relite attempt.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your RV?

2004 Skyline with gas/electric 6 gal.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?

This has been a consistent problem for a long time. yes I do it. made sure of gas, and cleaned orifice carefully. Tube is clean.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Relights easily after switch is reset runs good untill water temp is reached flame is blue with slight hint of yellow, does not relight after shut off unless switch is reset.

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own RV Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
3/15/2018
Robert
Robert, RV Mechanic
Category: RV
Satisfied Customers: 14,101
Experience: 18 yrs. RV experience including Cummins North West, Country Coach, Monaco Coach - vendor certified.
Verified

Hi, I'm Robert. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply momentarily.

Ask Your Own RV Question

This sounds like it could be the thermostat or circuit board, what I might do on this is have the board tested, most RV shops have a special board tester and can tell if the board is bad. If the board checks out good I might try another thermostat, it sits on the tank under the outside access cover and comes as a kit with a high limit or ECO which is a cut-off cheap enough to replace to see if takes care of the problem. The flame sounds perfect so sounds like a board or thermostat problem.

IF you need more help on this please let me know, follow ups are included.

IF you are satisfied with my efforts please feel free to select a STAR rating on the page.....

Robert

Ask Your Own RV Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
water heater works with electric. could the dual on/off switch be the problem? Can the thermostat on the tank cause the kick out if it gets the water too hot? mother board was replace as were the thermostats about three years ago and it was not used for two years.

IS this an Atwood or Suburban?

Thanks, Robert

Ask Your Own RV Question

Also do you have the model number, if not no worries, just makes it easier knowing what we are dealing with...

I doubt it is the dual switch and each should have there own thermostat, one for the AC side (electric) and one for the LP side. Normally if the ECO or high limit blows it has to be replaced or reset if it is a Suburban.

Robert

Ask Your Own RV Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Attwood gcg6aa-10e

OK

I doubt the switch is the problem.... IF this unit sat for two years I would make sure the flue is clean and clear, sometimes rodents, mud daubers can get inside and cause problems and if the air flow was restricted it could shut down. IT sounds like the flame is set perfect which leaves the electrode, thermostat and board. Make sure the electrode is properly adjusted you should have a 1/8" gap and the ceramic on the electrode should not be cracked and it should not be sparking outside the tip, check the connections on the thermostat and make sure the thermostat is flush on the tank. Generally you never see a switch fail on these, it would be the board, electrode or T-stat for this issue.

I do want to point out although I doubt it is the problem the system LP should be checked yearly with a manometer.

Also make sure you have good DC battery voltage, it should be over 11.5 volts.

Hope this helps some, IF you have more questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

IF you are satisfied with my efforts please feel free to select a STAR rating on the page...

One other thing you can try, pull the connector on the circuit board and clean the contacts on the board with a pencil eraser, sometimes that can be a weak link.

Robert
Robert, RV Mechanic
Category: RV
Satisfied Customers: 14,101
Experience: 18 yrs. RV experience including Cummins North West, Country Coach, Monaco Coach - vendor certified.
Verified
Robert and 87 other RV Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Robert Your Own Question
Robert
Robert
Robert, RV Mechanic
Category: RV
Satisfied Customers: 14,101
14,101 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 18 yrs. RV experience including Cummins North West, Country Coach, Monaco Coach - vendor certified.

Robert is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Excellent reply, and also very quick. Really sounds like the Expert knows what he is talking about. I will be back to use your service when I need more help with my RV.

DutchUSA

Highly recommend this RV expert. Prompt, good and detailed answers were given. Very willing to help with genuine concern. I will ask for him next time.

JackUSA

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

gene

gene

RV Mechanic

1,100 satisfied customers

28 yrs exp in the industry

Nick

Nick

RVIA Certification

664 satisfied customers

5 years RV repair and reconstruction, Fleetwood RV Training course completion.

Steve F.

Steve F.

RVIA Certification

443 satisfied customers

Journeyman and Master RV technician, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineer. RVIA Technical Consultant

Robert

Robert

RV Mechanic

14,101 satisfied customers

18 yrs. RV experience including Cummins North West, Country Coach, Monaco Coach - vendor certified.

Randall

Randall

RVIA Certification

12,274 satisfied customers

RVDA/RVIA Master Certified Technician with many years experience.

Wayne

Wayne

RV Mechanic

874 satisfied customers

Work on several type of Rv engine, Trans, brakes

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

RV Mechanic

456 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

< Previous | Next >

Related RV Questions
Here. I am trying to help my friend to get her Onan Emerald
Hey Randall, Amber here.I am trying to help my friend to get her Onan Emerald III genset going so that her and her son can have power.Her boyfriend is in jail and cut and removed chunks of the wiring … read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12,274 satisfied customers
We have an atwood g6a-8e water heater. It heats up the water
We have an atwood g6a-8e water heater. It heats up the water but we only get hot water for about 5 seconds and then it's cold. Help! We just bought a used horse trailer with living quarters and it has… read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
14,101 satisfied customers
I have a 2017 Forest River Georgetown XL. I have a fuse box
I have a 2017 Forest River Georgetown XL. I have a fuse box in the sleeping area of my coach. I understand there is an outside one as well. My air-conditioners and televisions will not turn on. Where … read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12,274 satisfied customers
2005 voyage 33v. Power window and power mirrors will not
2005 voyage 33v. Power window and power mirrors will not work from drivers door. No power at 20 amp fuse in fuse box. Is there a common fault with this or will I need to go deeper? … read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
14,101 satisfied customers
We have a 2018 entegra insignia that has no coach or
We have a 2018 entegra insignia that has no coach or generator power. Not sure what tomdo … read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
14,101 satisfied customers
2013 Salem hemisphere No hot water can't find the past about
2013 Salem hemisphere No hot water can't find the past about where would it be No hot water can't find the past about where would it be … read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12,274 satisfied customers
2 things-water from kitchen faucet will not work. Works fine
2 things-water from kitchen faucet will not work. Works fine in bathroom … read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12,274 satisfied customers
I have a onan 4000 RV generator no fuel to gen. I will get
I have a onan 4000 RV generator no fuel to gen. JA: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is? Customer: I will get the make and model JA: Do you plan on doing … read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12,274 satisfied customers
My 2008 bounder motor home has suddenly started to run
My 2008 bounder motor home has suddenly started to run roughly at idle. Th engine light has not come on. During a recent gas stop I noticed the line that runs from the gas cap to a "hole" on inside of… read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12,274 satisfied customers
The dump valves won't open. Car? 2018 TT 2200ss. Silicone
The dump valves won't open. JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any leaks lately? Customer: Car? JA: What is the model/year of your RV? Customer: 2018 TT 2200ss JA: Are you fixing your… read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12,274 satisfied customers
Own 2003 Monaco Exec. Have issue of cranking batteries
Own 2003 Monaco Exec. Have issue of cranking batteries discharging after one week if not used. Have a cut off switch which I am using but would like info to solve issue. Also have a maintainer but eas… read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12,274 satisfied customers
When I use the gen or shore power everything in the
When I use the gen or shore power everything in the Motorhome works. When I shut down the gen or unplug from shore power I have no 12 volts. … read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
14,101 satisfied customers
I have a 2017 Rockwood 25072 tt. I need to replace my
I have a 2017 Rockwood 25072 tt. I need to replace my refrigerator roof vent. Do you have the part number? … read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12,274 satisfied customers
MOLDING AND OUTSIDEAC AND VENTS LEAKS. THE HOME PART. THE
YES AND NOTHING MY SISTER GAVE IT TO ME HER HUSBAND TOOKREAL GOOD CARE OF IT EXCEPT THE LEAKS … read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12,274 satisfied customers
I have an 2015 Pheaton GH and have no power to my leveling
I have an 2015 Pheaton GH and have no power to my leveling system which is an HWH computerize leveling system … read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
14,101 satisfied customers
Its was running and it just died. 1998 southwind storm. We
Its was running and it just died JA: What's the make/model/year of your RV? Customer: 1998 southwind storm JA: Are you fixing your Storm yourself? What have you tried so far? Customer: We think its th… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Awning lights are out. And propane gas alarm light too. 2106
awning lights are out JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about? Customer: and propane gas alarm light too JA: What is the model/year of your RV? Customer: 2106 Airstream Spo… read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12,274 satisfied customers
Dometic fridge has no power. Outside light outside isn't
dometic fridge has no power. Outside light outside isn't working … read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12,274 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x