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I haven't used the camper in quite a while as there has just been a lot going on lately and haven't had the chance. It sits in a campground plugged into city power. I keep the breakers on but the hot water switch turned off. I also turned the water off and ran all the water out of the pipes in early December to make sure water didn't sit and freeze. Today I had someone check in on the place for me and they sent me a video of a clicking/popping noise from the hot water heater. He said it didn't make that noise for very long. I want to say i've heard that noise in there before but it's been so long I can't remember.

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You should consider hiring a mobile technician to examine the issue since you are not close by.


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Family of crickets living inside?
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Blame it on the Crickets? Buddy Holly is long gone.

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Posted: 02/16/21 05:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So he turned on the water heater without water in it? Possibly burned out the element and the noise stopped. That's my guess.





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If the element did not burn out (from no water), that is just the noise that metal makes while it is heating (expanding) or cooling (contracting).

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

If the element did not burn out (from no water), that is just the noise that metal makes while it is heating (expanding) or cooling (contracting).


I was under the impression the element was only at risk if the HWH was turned on with no water?

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Lynnmor wrote:

So he turned on the water heater without water in it? Possibly burned out the element and the noise stopped. That's my guess.


No nothing was ever turned on.

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Ask him to go back and check again to see if the switch is turned off.
All it takes is for the switch to be ON for a second or two with no water and the element will burn out and that is the noise he would have heard
I am guessing like a few others have said that the element is burned out

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* This post was edited 02/17/21 10:19am by Guy Roan *

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I walked past a whole row of new water heaters at Home Depot. All were empty and not turned on, none were clicking. [emoticon]

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