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The following is a list of potential problems for the Modern DSI RV Water Heater. This list is offered not as a guide but only as potential solutions/posibilitys that your Technician may consider.
 

WATER HEATER LOCK OUT - SPARK PRESENT BUT NO GAS


CONDITION

     SOLUTION

  • Gas pressure incorrect

  • Low voltage
  • Blocked main burner tube
  • Blocked main burner orifice
  • Loose wires on E.C.O.
  • Loose wire connections on solenoid valve
  • Loose valve wire on wiring harness

  • Defective E.C.O.
  • Defective circuit board
  • Defective solenoid valve
  • No gas to solenoid valve
  • Dirty connector on circuit board
    • Set inlet pressure at a minimum 11" W.C. with two or more appliances running
    • Correct power supply - 10.5 VDC minimum
    • Clean burner tube
    • Clean or replace orifice
    • Secure wire connections
    • Secure wire connections
    • Repair wire on edge connector or repair wiring circuit board harness
    • Replace E.C.O.
    • Replace circuit board
    • Replace coils or solenoid valve
    • Correct gas supply
    • Clean edge connector

    WATER HEATER LOCK OUT - GAS PRESENT BUT NO SPARK


    CONDITION

         SOLUTION

  • High tension lead wire loose
  • Electrodes loosely attached to main burner
  • Improper electrode gapping
  • Dirty electrodes
  • Wires loose in electrode porcelain
  • Cracked porcelain on electrode
  • Defective circuit board
    • Secure wire connection on circuit board
    • Secure electrodes to main burner
    • Re-position spark gap to 1/8"
    • Clean electrodes
    • Replace electrode
    • Replace electrodes
    • Replace circuit board

    WATER HEATER LOCK OUT - GAS AND SPARK PRESENT


    CONDITION

         SOLUTION

  • Gas pressure incorrect

  • Low voltage
  • Poor electrical ground
  • Electrodes out of flame pattern
  • Electrodes sparking to screw fastening burner
       to flue tube
  • Dirty electrodes
  • Partial obstruction in main burner
  • Partially obstructed main burner orifice
  • Improper air adjustment

  • Flame spreader on main

  • Manifold no aligned with main burner
  • Partially opening solenoid valve
  • Defective circuit board
    • Set inlet pressure at a minimum 11: W.C. with two or more gas appliances running
    • Correct power supply - 10.5 VDC minimum
    • Secure electrical ground
    • Re-adjust electrodes
    • Adjust electrodes

    • Clean electrodes
    • Clean main burner
    • Clean main burner orifice
    • Adjust main burner air shutter approximately open or greater
    • Adjust flame spreader so that it is square to the end burner tube out of alignment of the main burner
    • Re-align solenoid valve with main burner
    • Replace solenoid valve
    • Replace circuit board

    EXCESSIVE OR INSUFFICIENT WATER TEMPERATURES


    CONDITION

         SOLUTION

  • Bypass kit valves not set properly
  • Thermostat not seated against tank
  • Defective thermostat
    • Place valves in proper position
    • Reseat thermostat
    • Replace thermostat

    ERRATIC BURNER FLAME OR SOOTING


    CONDITION

         SOLUTION

  • Low gas pressure

  • Poor gas supply
  • Improper air adjustment

  • Poor main burner alignment
  • Mis-aligned burner flame spreader

  • Blocked burner orifice
  • Obstructed main burner
  • Obstructed "U" tube
  • Obstructed exhaust grille
    • Set inlet pressure at a minimum 11" W.C. with two or more gas appliances running
    • Replace gas supply
    • Adjust main burner air shutter approximately way open - flame should be mainly blue and quiet
    • Adjust valve and main burner alignment
    • Align flame spreader so it is square with end of burner tube
    • Clean orifice - DO NOT enlarge orifice
    • Clean main burner
    • Clean "U" tube
    • Remove obstruction

    NO SPARK AND NO GAS


    CONDITION

         SOLUTION

  • No voltage
  • Dirty edge connector on circuit board
  • Defective thermal cut-off
  • Defective ON/OFF switch
  • Defective circuit board
  • Defective thermostat
    • Correct power supply - minimum 10.5 VDC
    • Clean edge connector
    • Replace thermal cut-off
    • Replace switch
    • Replace circuit board
    • Replace thermostat

    INTERMITTENT IGNITION - FAILS TO IGNITE


    CONDITION

         SOLUTION

  • Cracked electrode ceramic
  • Chattering or fluctuating thermostat
  • Insulation on electrode wire cut or damaged
  • Ground screw at top of circuit board not tight

  • Loose ground wire on valve
  • Poor ground at electrodes
    • Replace spark electrode
    • Replace thermostat
    • Replace electrode
    • Tighten ground screw - if stripped, replace with larger screw
    • Tighten ground wire screw
    • Loosen electrode attachment screw and retighten


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