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I have an Atwood GC10A-4E water heater, gas and elec. It…

I have an Atwood...

I have an Atwood GC10A-4E water heater, gas and elec. It starts to heat but stops before water is hot.

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

Gas consumption is aboutr normal. It starts same as usual. Lights on gas, runs for 3 or 4 min. then shuts down. doesn't want to restart.

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your MINI?

The 5th wheel is '05 all original parts.

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

I have cleaned all elec connections, checked ground and fuse. I took the thermo link out and it fired right up, shut off after 4 min.

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Hi! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with this. I may need some additional information from you first in order to give a complete answer.

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T​hat can be due to several things. The most common on that long a run is a bad thermostat and ECO and those are not expensive and easy to change out. See the attached link for a copy of the Atwood Service Manual. Print this out so you have it. Check the connections and be sure they are clean and tight. http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/Service%20Manual,%20RM8xxx.pdf

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As a test you can bypass them and see if it will heat up or a longer period of time. Let me know what happens and we can go from there. All follow ups are included in our one time fee.

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Did you try bypassing the thermostat and ECO on the front? Easy to do. If you have or can get a 12 VDC test light this can be helpful.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
how do I bypass the thermostat and ECO? The service manual you sent is for Dometic refers.

S​orry about that! Sometimes the link doesn't take. Try again. Just remove the leads from the thermostat and joint them together with a short jumper. http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/atwoodwaterheater.pdf

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