Took mine out this last weekend. First day I tripped the thermal fuse on the hot water heater on mine this last weekend. I had to drive an hour to get a new one and they cost $31 a pair. I would suggest making or buying a spare to keep on hand.
I opened the hot water heater cover while it was running and the wind flipped the flame up onto the thermal fuse for a second and tripped it.
Anyone know how to adjust the air slide on the Atwood water heaters ?? Mine is getting the outside side cover screen black and I was told by another camper the air slide isn't adjusted correctly. I played with the air slide adjuster and ended up right back to where it was. I tried getting a blue flame in the burner but it was making popping noise so I slid it back to where it was.
Got back and a buddy asked why I didn't switch over to electric on the water heater. Everything I see in the manual says it is gas.... nothing on being electric.
Do we have a switch somewhere on these to use it with elctricity instead of gas ??
When I brought mine home from the dealer I had the black flame issue also. I took off the air adjuster then the orifice. Ran a very small meddle through the orifice ( don't want to open up the orifice more) then blew out the area behind the orifice ( by mouth, not with compressed air). There must have been manufacturing debris in there. It's been fine since. No electric... Only gas. Manual tells how to set the flame with the air adjuster.