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GC6A-7E water heater wont light. I checked the thermal (in the plastic sleeve) and it conducts both directions using a DVM on ohm setting. I then checked power to ignition module where I am getting 12vdc on all lines (brown, blue, red, one to another) I see no spark. I am prone to suspect the ignition module itself. Feedback?

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First try taking the safety cut-out (looks like a diode in a plastic sleeve) out of the circuit by disconnecting both ends, one from thermostat, and other incoming power wire end, then just connect the female incoming spade connector directly to terminal on thermostat where it came off. If that fixes it, replace the cut-out.( thing in the plastic sleeve) If that doesn't fix it, try cleaning electrode ends well and retry, if no luck, replace the electrode assy. The electrode is also the flame sensor.

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SOURCE: I have an atwood g6a-7e water heater. The thermal fuse is bad. i need to know what temp and coltage the thermal fuse for this heater is. The numbers on the fuse do not mach any thing on the web.

ANy RV dealer should stock that item . You can temporarily by-pass it for use but be aware you have no safety should a flame-up happen due to spider webs etc getting in to burner tube.

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Are you sure of model number, as it doesn't indicate electronic ignition. That said, if you do have electronic ignition, there is a small thermal cut-out in power line (brown wire) to thermostat terminal. It is inside the clear plastic sleeve and is connected between power wire and thermostat. Pull it apart and remove that thermal cut out temporarily and just connect wire direct to thermostat terminal where other end came off. Now try it, if it ignites and runs good, replace that thermal cut out. If no better, get back to me. That thermal cut out is a safety device in case of flame up, so be sure to replace it once diagnosis confirms it is defective.

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I have an atwood g6a-7e water heater. The thermal fuse is bad. i need to know what temp and coltage the thermal fuse for this heater is. The numbers on the fuse do not mach any thing on the web.


ANy RV dealer should stock that item . You can temporarily by-pass it for use but be aware you have no safety should a flame-up happen due to spider webs etc getting in to burner tube.

Sep 13, 2012 | RTO Atwood Water Heater - 6 Gal LP

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I am looking for a troubleshooting procedure for an Atwood G6a-8E RV water heater. Unit has electronic ignition and does not want to ignite.


Very simple, do you have a 12 volt light tester, or multimeter?
First thing to try is to remove the thermal cut-off from circuit and try it. That's the little diode like thing inside the plastic sleeve below pressure relief valve. Remove it from the circuit and hook female spade from end, directly to thermostat where other end was before. If that does it, replace thermal cut-off.
If not, start testing for 12 volts when trying to ignite, from one side of thermostat, then over to ECO, or just go directly to gas control connection. If 12 volts getting to gas control, thermostat and ECO are o.k.
Are you getting spark at electrode?

Aug 27, 2011 | RTO Atwood Water Heater - 6 Gal LP

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I have an Atwood G6A-8E water heater. It stopped working last year so I took it to Camping Wprld. Their R&I'd the tube and igniter. He cleaned to tube and adjusted the igniter. The water heater...


Have you verified that you have 12 Volts DC to gas valve when it is trying to ignite? If you have the little thermal cut-off ( looks like a small diode ) inside plastic sleeve going to terminal on thermostat, remove it and connect female end on that brown wire directly to thermostat terminal and see if it lights.If it does, get a new thermal cut-off. It's a safety device so don"t go without it. It shuts off gas to valve if there is a flame up.

Aug 14, 2011 | RTO Atwood Water Heater - 6 Gal LP

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I have an Atwood electronic ignition 6 gal. water heater. When I flip the switch to light, I can hear the ignitor sparking but there is no ignition. How can I isolate the problem?


Use a multimeter or test light for 12volt DC, and check at gas valve for 12 volts when it is trying to ignite (you here/see it sparking ). If no 12 volts to there, it will not ignite because no gas is flowing through valve. Try removing the connectors on the circuit board/module ( with switch in off position ) and cleaning the board contacts with a pencil eraser, and spray WD-40, or preferably an electrical spray/contact spray on connector contacts and retry. Board, or module may be located outside , or inside on top of tank, depending on what year and set-up. If that doesn't work, there is a small cut-out enclosed in plastic sleeve right near pressure relief valve area, that looks like a resistor that may be faulty. Remove it from the circuit and try it then. Simply pull the wire off at thermostat, pull that out of the sleeve by disconnecting it from the female spade connector, then put female spade where it used to be on thermostat terminal. If it works, buy a new thermal cut-off. If all that is done and tried, and still doesn't light, replace module.

Aug 09, 2011 | RTO Atwood Water Heater - 6 Gal LP

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The green light goes on, but nothing happens. I'm getting 12v to the controller, but nothing coming out. The thermostat also has 12v in and out. Can I bench test my controller or is even...


Have you tried removing the thermal cut off from the circuit. ( inside the little plastic sleeve ) and wiring it direct to terminal thermal cut off is attached to? Also, try removing the connector at the circuit board and rub the contacts on the board with a pencil eraser and re-try. Sometimes just bad contact at connector tabs. No spark, no 12v to gas valve when turned to ignite, replace board/module.

Jul 01, 2011 | RTO Atwood Water Heater - 6 Gal LP

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Atwood water heater lights and goes off. i can hit the switch and will light and go off. it has spark ignition. lights fine but goes out in 2 sec.


Remove the wires at both ends of the thermal cut-off that is located in the little plastic sleeve below the pressure relief valve area and it's connected to spade connector on thermostat disc. Once removed, connect the female spade from wire to male spade on thermostat disc, and try to light now. If all's o.k. replace thermal cut-off as it is a safety feature to protect in case of flame up.
If not, get back to me.

Jan 16, 2011 | RTO Atwood Water Heater - 6 Gal LP

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I have an atwood water heater model number GC6A-7E that ignites but does not stay lit for more that 5 seconds. It continues to spark after it lites so I am asumming that it is not sensing the flame. What...


First try taking the safety cut-out (looks like a diode in a plastic sleeve) out of the circuit by disconnecting both ends, one from thermostat, and other incoming power wire end, then just connect the female incoming spade connector directly to terminal on thermostat where it came off. If that fixes it, replace the cut-out.( thing in the plastic sleeve) If that doesn't fix it, try cleaning electrode ends well and retry, if no luck, replace the electrode assy. The electrode is also the flame sensor.

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My 6gal altward, seems to have no power to it, i have a small control panel that has switch for pump, water heator, and tak levels. If I switch the water heator on the pilot warning light does not come on...


One common spot for trouble is if you have the thermal cut off switch.(looks like a resistor in plastic sleeve, and runs from power to thermostat terminal.) Make sure there is power at thermostat terminal where it connects, if not check opposite end where connected, if yes, remove it from circuit and connect remaining spade directly to thermostat terminal and try it that way. Of course you've checked all fuses in main fuse panel I'm assuming.

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Normally the red light stays on for hydro operation, so within 1/2 hr or so you should have hot water. Red light on gas means problem lighting. A few things to check. Make sure switch at back of water heater is on as well as breaker in panel, for hydro operation.
As far as gas side goes, try going outside and drop cover down, and pull the connectors of and on a couple of times at the spark module, just to make sure you have clean contact, and have someone try switch after, and let me know if it's at least trying to spark. If still not working, there should be a thermal cut-off switch in the brown wire running to center area of water heater to the thermostat, and ECO. ( where square piece of black foam covers them) That thermal cut-off has a clear plastic sleeve over it. Take that out of the circuit. Simply pull it apart at both ends, and then connect wire from spark module directly to THERM/ECO, where it was before.( your just eliminating that piece, and going direct.) See if it lights now, and let me know. Do you have a 12 volt test light, or multimeter? Also, with it turned off, take your finger and push in between spade connectors on the THERM, and ECO, and make sure there isn't a little reset in center that has tripped.

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