Water Heater problem

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 at 17:21
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We have an Atwood 22.7 litre gas heater in our 2004 van. It was functioning perfectly until we went off power and water and needed to use the tank water but now the red light in the van does not come on when we throw the switch and the heater does not work.

Plenty of gas and the fuse in the fuse box has been checked and although it looked fine was changed anyway. Before I call a repair man is there anything anyone can suggest I might do?
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 at 17:42

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 at 17:42
Make sure you have turned the gas on AT the heater...there should be an isolating valve close to the heater...maybe in a cupboard base nearby. Failing that, the control module might be malfunctioning...but at that stage you'd probably be wise to engage a gas fitter...gas is dangerous stuff !
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Follow Up By: Bunny - Friday, Mar 03, 2017 at 16:05

Friday, Mar 03, 2017 at 16:05
Thanks for your ideas......and also your caution.....yes, we will be careful. Appreciate your time in passing on this information
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Reply By: duck - Thursday, Mar 02, 2017 at 10:27

Thursday, Mar 02, 2017 at 10:27
yours is a storage tank type & sounds like a power problem, & could be as simple as a bad connection, very few vans a wired with tinned wireing & marine connectors so clean all the connectors & you can even spray them with connector cleaner but when vans are left for a while they grow some good crust on items & it could be that it has an air lock open all tapes & O/p valve as it may be that it thinks there's no water to heat make sure there’s water flow
on instance types it’s the flow switch (on the water) that tells the gas to ignite that often gets stuck & often needs a tap or even to just hold the hot water relief valve open gets them going.
good luck but remember its gas & it will blow you up if your not carefull
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Reply By: Bunny - Friday, Mar 03, 2017 at 16:04

Friday, Mar 03, 2017 at 16:04
Thanks for your comments. Appreciate your time
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