Question about RTO Atwood DSI-RV Water Heater-6 Gallon
I just bought this rv and when I turn on the breaker for this circuit I hear a frying noise in my converter box and nothing else works in the trailer. If I leave this breaker off the other circuits are all working. In looking at the heater, I saw the popoff valve has been blown and there is a fair amount of corrosion and rust on pipes down in front of the heater and the bottom of the cabinet.I can replace the popoff valve but I dont think that will fix the electrical problem. Is it possible that something shorted out when the popoff valve blew and how do I isolate the problem. Water heaters arent cheap but I dont want to spend a lot of money on parts and then find out it would be almost as cheap to put in a new heater. I am pretty handy and with a little guidance can fix about anything.Thanks
I would remove the heating element from the hot water tank. Take a look at it as it is probably fried from due to turning on the power to the tank when there was no water in the tank. If it looks ok still do a continuity test on it. I believe that is your culprit.
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