Tip & How-To about RTO Atwood DSI-RV Water Heater-6 Gallon

Rv water heater gas not igniting!

Go outside to the access panel and open panel.check to see that burner tube does not have any spider webs blocking gas flow through the burner tube.You can clesn tube with air compressor our can air for cleaning computers and electronics.

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why is gas boiler burning black sut gas boiler when it lights up its makes a lot of black smoke and sut.


Burning rich, check for air restriction at burner, possible spider web in tubes etc.

Jan 25, 2014 | Honeywell Water Heaters

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I have a new Atwood G6A-7 water heater. The pilot lights fine but gas flow, when it turns on, is so strong it will blow the pilot out. Certain times, it sounds and looks like a mini fire ball going


Clean burner tube with proper brush, such as long spring type for bar-b-Q burner tube that are available at most hardware stores, and make sure you have new burner tube aligned properly (straight on) with brass orifice on gas control. Then be sure to adjust air shutter for nice blue flame, with little orange at tip. Do not give so much air that flame roars or jumps off the end of the burner tube. Too many people think more air, less fuel, but actually, when flame roaring and jumping off end of tube, the heat passes through faster and it takes longer to heat the water inside the tank. Like I said, only enough air to have quiet, steady blue flame. If your not giving it enough air, you'll see dark soot on trailer above water heater, which indicates burning too rich, need more air, or perhaps pilot is partially plugged. Pilot flame should also be blue, not yellow/orange. Small air intake hole on side of fitting just before pilot tube can get spider web, or debris in it as well. Use air to blow that out or a piece of wire like a paper-clip to clean inside that hole.

Dec 12, 2012 | Atwood G6A-7 G6A7 Manual Pilot 6 Gallon RV...

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I HAVE A 10 GALLON ATWOOD WATER HEATER IN A PARK HOME THE PILOT LIHTS FINE AND STARTS THE GAS OK WATER IS NOT GETTING HOT IT LOOKS LIKE SOME OF THE FLAME IS COMING OUT OF THE HEAT TUBE GETTING CARBON ON OUTSIDE OF TRAILER AND WHEN IT STARTS UP I SOMETIMES HERE AN EXPLOSIAN LOUD ENOUGH TO HERE INSIDE HOME?


I would definitely have the burner tube cleaned and adjusted if necessary. Sounds like a possible spider web in the tube, as well as have heat chamber blown out with compressed air if at all possible to remove soot build up. Stand back when blowing it out, or you"ll be covered in soot.
You can buy a long brush for cleaning barbecue burners, that work well.

Feb 11, 2011 | RTO Atwood Water Heater - 6 Gal LP

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ON MY ATWOOD WATERHEATER IT LIGHTS BUT PRODUCES A LOT OF SOOT AND DOES NOT SEEM TO FIRE UP LIKE IT SHOULD


You need to start by cleaning burner tube and pilot intake , sounds like spiders have probably spun a web in there. If flame is yellowish, it's not getting enough air. You can buy a barbecue burner brush, long and flexible, and run it through burner tube to clean out web, and if pilot is yellow as well, there is a small hole in side of fitting where it attaches up near burner that needs to be cleaned out with paper clip or even better, compressed air. After cleaning burner, adjust air shutter to get nice blue flame, with just a hint of yellow at tip. The idea there is to get blue flame, but not a roaring flame that is jumping off the burner. A spider web in there will usually allow propane through, but restricts air mixture, thus causing yellow flame (rich mixture) and soot to build up.

Nov 11, 2010 | RTO Atwood Water Heater - 6 Gal LP

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