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Atwood model GC10A-4E. water heater will not light off. Gas…

Atwood model GC10A-4E. water...

Atwood model GC10A-4E. water heater will not light off. Gas is present. Built 7/10

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

Will not ignite

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '10 RV?

Model # of the Atwood water heater is GC10A-4e. The water heater was manufactured in July of 2010

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

Yes I am hoping to fix water heater myself. I have removed igniter wire from circuit board and cleaned solderless connecter. Wiped it off and used electric contact cleaner.

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5/24/2018
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 4 years ago
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Hi, I'm Robert. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply momentarily.

So when you try to light it off and hit the interior switch will the electrode (igniter) spark at all?

Thanks, Robert

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
No spark at all.
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 4 years ago

OK

Give me a few mins to type a response...

Thanks, Robert

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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 4 years ago

This sounds like your thermal cut-off is blown or you have a bad circuit board, the boards do fail.

You should see a brown wire under the outside access panel going to the board on the brown wire will be a clear plastic shield, under that shield is a dioide acts like a fuse, when it blows then it cuts power to the board and prevents it from lighting off. You can check continuity though it or bypass it and see if it starts sparking, you can not leave it bypassed as it is a safety feature. IF that is good and you have voltage on that wire to the board then the board is bad. Clean the contacts on the board with a pencil eraser. Most RV shops have the ability to test the board with a special board tester. Some charge a small fee and others will check them for free.

Make sure you also have good DC voltage it should be around 12 volts.

IF you have more questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. I see you requested a phone service, there is an ADDITIONAL fee for that but it did not go through.

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

Have a safe and happy Holiday weekend.... Robert

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