Atwood Mobile Products 10-E Water Heater User Manual

LITERATURE NUMBER
MPD 93755
L.P. GAS
WATER HEATER
4 - 6 - 10 GALLON
9
Models 4-E & 10-E
ENGLISH, FRANCAIS
•Installation •Operation •Maintenance
(et Canada)
Effective 11.29.07
This water heater design has been certified by the Canadian
Standards Association for installation in recreation vehicles. This
water heater is not for use in marine applications.
............................................1
DIMENSIONS ..........................................................1
WEIGHT ................................................................1
SAFETY INFORMATION ..................................................................2-4
Water Heater GENERAL INSTALLATION ..............................................2-3
WATER HEATER
SERVICE CALLS & QUESTIONS
Location and phone numbers of qualified Service Centers can
be found at our website http:/www.atwoodmobile.com or call
574-264-2131 to have a Service Center List mailed.
Wiring
Cutout Chart
Pressure - Temperature Relief Valve
Consumer Safety Warnings ..............................................................3
How to Operate Your Water Heater ..................................................3-4
Maintenance and Care Instructions ..................................................4-5
Preventative Maintenance ................................................................5
Winterizing (Flushing) Instructions ....................................................5
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve ......................................................5
Flushing to Remove Unpleasant Odor ..................................................5
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOLS
Safety Symbols alerting you to potential personal safety hazards.
Obey all safety messages following these symbols.
 WARNING
avoid possible
injury or death
MODEL IDENTIFICATION
 CAUTION
avoid possible
injury and/or property damage
1-12 ..........................................................................6-7
....................................................................8
Water Heater WARRANTY ..............................................................16
FIGURES
PART IDENTIFICATION
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified Service
Technician, Service Center, OEM or Gas Supplier.
EXPLANATION OF MODEL NUMBER (EXAMPLE)
G
C
H
6
AA - 10
E/P
Electronic Ignition or Pilot Relight
Revision (NUMBER)
Heating Element (SCREW-IN OR BOLT-ON)
4 - 6 - 10 gallon capacity
Engine Heat Exchange
Combination Gas and AC Electric
Gas (PROPANE)
 WARNING
FIRE OR EXPLOSION
• If the information in this manual is not followed
exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing
property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
- IF YOUR MODEL NUMBER IS NOT LISTEDOlder revision numbers may be 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 or 9 (_ _ _ _ _ - X _)
➤ Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
Regardless of your revision number the current instructions are still generally
applicable to your unit. If you have questions contact your dealer, an Atwood
Service Center or the Atwood Service Department.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Evacuate ALL persons from vehicle.
• Shut off gas supply at gas container or source.
• DO NOT touch any electrical switch, or use any phone or
radio in vehicle.
• DO NOT start vehicle’s engine or electric generator.
• Contact nearest gas supplier or qualified Service Technician
for repairs.
• If you cannot reach a gas supplier or qualified Service
Technician, contact the nearest fire department.
• DO NOT turn on gas supply until gas leak(s) has been
repaired.
MODEL NUMBER CLARIFICATION
TYPE
4 GAL
Pilot Ignition
G4-7
Electronic Ignition
Pilot Relight
Heat Exchange
Electronic Ignition
Combination Gas/Electric
6 GAL
10 GAL
G6A-7
GC6AA-8P
G10-2
GC10A-2
GC6AA-8
GH6-7
G10-2P
GC10A-2P
G6A-8E
GCH6A-10E
G10-3E GCH10A-4E
GC6AA-10E
GH6-8E
GC10A-4E
GH10-3E
P IN MODEL # - SEE MODEL CLARIFICATION ABOVE
H IN MODEL # - SEE MODEL CLARIFICATION ABOVE
E IN MODEL # - SEE MODEL CLARIFICATION ABOVE
C IN MODEL # - SEE MODEL CLARIFICATION ABOVE
DIMENSIONS
ALL MODEL
6 GALLON
10 GALLON
1
WIDTH
HEIGHT
16˝
16˝
12.5˝
15.5˝
SHIPPING WT.
6 GALLON
10 GALLON
25 lbs
32 lbs
• When a cord and plug connection to the power supply are used on
water heater, power cord must be UL listed as suitable for damp
locations, hard or extra hard usage. It must be a flexible cord such
as type S, SO, ST, STO, SJ, SJT, SJTO, HS or HSO cord as described
in National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. The length of external
cord to water heater, measured to face of attachment plug, shall be
no less than 2 feet nor more than 6 feet. Supply cord must be a minimum of 14 AWG and attachment plug must be rated at 15 amps.
 CRITICAL INSTALLATION WARNINGS
• Install in recreation vehicles only. RV’s are recreation vehicles
designed as temporary living quarters for recreation, camping, or
travel use having their own power or towed by another vehicle.
• All combustion air must be supplied from outside the RV, and all
products of combustion must be vented to outside the RV.
• DO NOT vent water heater with venting system serving another appliance.
• DO NOT vent water heater to an outside enclosed porch area.
• Protect building materials from flue gas exhaust.
• Install water heater on an exterior wall, with access door opening to
outdoors.
• DO NOT modify water heater in any way.
• DO NOT alter water heater for a positive grounding system.
• DO NOT HI-POT water heater unless electronic ignition system (circuit board) has been disconnected (DC Hi-Pot).
• DO NOT use battery charger to supply power to water heater even
when testing.
 CAUTION
ELECTRICAL DAMAGE
• Label all wires before disconnecting when servicing controls.
• Verify proper operation after servicing.
ELECTRONIC IGNITION
NOTE: It is recommended unit be connected directly to a 12V DC battery or to filtered side of an AC/DC converter. Avoid connections to
unfiltered side of an AC/DC converter whenever possible. Use a minimum of 18 gauge wire, UL and CSA listed.
1. Refer to Wiring Diagram (FIG 12). Install remote switch in a convenient location. Position wall plate with letters up. Before making connections turn switch OFF.
2. Install wires see FIG 10 & 11.
- FOLLOW ALL APPLICABLE STATE AND LOCAL CODES IN THE ABSENCE OF LOCAL CODES OR REGULATIONS, REFER TO CURRENT STANDARDS OF:
USA AND CANADA
• Recreation Vehicles ANSI A119.2/NFPA 501C.
• National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1 and/or CAN/CGA B149 Installation
Codes
• Federal Mobile Home Construction & Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, part
3280, or when this Standard is not applicable, the Standard for Manufactured
Home Installations (Manufactured Home Sites, Communities and Set-Ups),
ANSI A255.1 and/or CAN/CSA-Z240 MH Series, Mobile Homes.
• National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70 and/or CSA C22.1
• Park Trailers A119.5
• CSA standard Z240 RV Series, Recreational Vehicle.
PILOT RELIGHT - FIG 12
1. Install unit according to GENERAL INSTALLATION instructions.
2. Refer to Wiring Diagram. Use 18 gauge wire, UL/CSA listed.
3. Read PILOT & PILOT RELIGHT OPERATIONS.
HEAT EXCHANGE MODELS - FIG 5
1. Push a 5/8˝ diameter coolant system hose (5-A) [with SAE 053 A
Type “E”clamp attached] onto heat exchanger tube (5-B) making a
tight connection.
2. Spread hose clamp and slide toward heat exchange unit past annular groove (5-C) and release.
3. Continue to HOW TO OPERATE YOUR WATER HEATER and/or Electronic
Ignition OPERATION.
GENERAL INSTALLATION
This is a common installation for water heaters. There are other
approved methods such as Baggage Compartment (MPD 90093) and
Flush Mount (MPD 93948) installations. Consult with your Field
Auditor, Account Manager, or the Atwood Service Department if you
have additional questions.
1. Locate water heater on floor of coach before erecting side walls.
The water heater tank must be permanently supported at the same
level as the bottom of sidewall cutout (by the floor or a raised floor)
FIG 2. Provide adequate clearance at rear of unit for service of water
connections.
2. To install water heater on carpeting, you must install appliance on a
metal or wood panel that extends at least three inches beyond the
full width and depth of appliance.
3. If the appliance is installed where connection or tank leakage will
damage adjacent area, install a drain pan (which can be drained to
out side of coach) under water heater.
CONTINUE GENERAL INSTALLATION
4. Connect both 1/2˝ NPT water lines (FIG 2) hot water outlet female
and cold water inlet female and 3/8˝ flared LP gas line to the water
heater (FIG 9).
a. Allow flexibility in water and gas lines so you can pull unit forward through wall one inch past skin.
b. Seal gas line entrance opening (FIG 9) by sliding grommet (9-B)
onto 3/8˝ tubing (9-D) before flaring tubing (9-E). Pull gas line and
grommet through opening in housing (9-A). Connect flare fitting
(9-C) and press grommet into opening. If gas line tubing is
already flared, cut grommet on one side. Place split grommet
over gas line and press it into opening.
c. Always use pipe lubricant on threads when connecting hot and
cold water couplings. A suitable plastic fitting is recommended.
 CAUTION
WIRING
All wiring must comply with applicable electrical codes.
PRODUCT DAMAGE
COMBINATION GAS/ELECTRIC MODELS are designed to operate with gas,
electricity, or a combination of both.
• Use electrical metallic tubing, flexible metal conduit, metal clad
cable, or nonmetallic-sheathed cable with grounding conductor. Wire
must have a capacity of 1400 watts or greater. The wiring method
must conform to applicable sections of article 551 of National
Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA 70.
1. Refer to Wiring Diagram (FIG 12). Make 120 VAC electrical connections from junction box on back of unit.
a. Connect hot lead to (1) Black.
b. Connect common lead to (2) White.
c. Connect ground wire from electrical service to (3) green ground
lead in junction box 3.
• Do not lift, pull, push or misalign main burner tube (FIG 3-F).
5. Erect side walls and cut opening. See chart and
Frame with 2x2 lumber (or equivalent).
FIG
1.
CUTOUT (FIG 1 & 2)
CAPACITY
Gallon
4-6
10
CUT OUT DIMENSION
1-A
1-B
12-5/8˝
16-1/4˝
15-3/4˝
16-1/4˝
DEPTH
2-C
17-5/8˝
20-5/8˝
MINIMUM CLEARANCE FROM COMBUSTIBLE CONSTRUCTION
Sides:
0˝
Top:
0˝
Back:
0˝
Bottom:
0˝
6. Bend all flanges 90˚ along scored lines (FIG 3-A).
7. To prevent water leaks caulk thoroughly around opening, including
bend slots. Butyl Tape (1-1/3˝x1/8˝) may be substituted for caulking
material.
 CAUTION
PRODUCT DAMAGE
• When using Romex® with a bare earth ground, take care to position
ground wire so it does not contact the heating element terminals.
2
CONSUMER SAFETY WARNINGS
8. Push unit against caulking, secure 4-corner brackets (FIG 3-B) to
coach with No. 8 - 3/4˝ round head screws (not furnished) or equivalent.
Complete the installation by inserting the same type of #8 screws in the
holes provided around the flange of the water heater housing. Check all
gaskets, they must adhere to the pan creating an air tight seal.
9. Attach access door.
a. Snap hinge pin (FIG 3-C) into clip (FIG 3-D).
b. Slide cover (FIG 3-E) onto hinge pin.
c. Slide hinge pin into cover, snapping into clip at same time (FIG 3-D).
NOTE: To remove hinge pin, support access cover and apply force to
corner of hinge pin.
10. Disconnect unit and its individual shut-off valve from gas supply
line during any pressure testing of system in excess of 1/2 PSIG
(3.4 kPa, 14˝ water column [W.C.]). DO NOT set inlet pressure higher
than maximum indicated on rating plate of gas valve (13˝ W.C.).
Isolate unit from gas supply line by closing its individual manual
shutoff valve during any pressure testing ≤ 1/2 psig.
 WARNING
EXPLOSION OR FIRE
store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in
the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
• Should overheating occur, or gas supply fail to shut off, turn OFF
manual gas control valve to appliance, or turn gas OFF at the LP
tank. On ELECTRONIC IGNITION MODEL turn operating switch to OFF
position and remove red wire from left hand terminal of ECO switch
or turn gas OFF at the LP tank.
• Use with LP gas only.
• Shut off gas appliances and pilot lights when refueling.
• On PILOT RELIGHT MODELS, turn off the ignition module when refueling gasoline tanks or LP tanks.
• Turn gas OFF at the LP tank when vehicle is in motion. This disables
all gas appliances and pilot lights. Gas appliances must never be
operated while vehicle is in motion. Unpredictable wind currents
may be created which could cause flame reversal in the burner
tube, which could result in fire damage. The thermal cut off fuse
could also be unnecessarily activated resulting in a complete shutdown of the water heater requiring replacement of the thermal cut
off. See maintenance of electronic ignition water heaters for further
explanation of the thermal cut off.
• LP tanks must be filled by a qualified gas supplier only.
• DO NOT
 WARNING
FIRE AND/OR EXPLOSION
•
DO NOT use matches, candles or other sources of ignition when
checking for gas leaks.
11. Turn on gas and check water heater and all connections for gas
leaks with leak detecting solution.
12. Fill water heater tank, check all connections for water leaks.
PRESSURE-TEMPERATURE RELIEF VALVE
 WARNING
HOW TO OPERATE YOUR WATER HEATER
EXPLOSION
•
•
•
•
 CAUTION
Valve is not serviceable, it must be replaced.
Tampering with valve will result in scalding injury.
Tampering with valve will void warranty.
DO NOT place a valve, plug or reducing coupling on outlet part of
relief valve.
FIRE
•
Do not smoke or have any flame near an open faucet.
If water heater has not been used for more than two weeks, hydrogen
gas may form in water line. Under these conditions to reduce the risk
of injury, open hot water faucet for several minutes at kitchen sink
before you use any electrical appliance connected to hot water system.
THIS VALVE IS A SAFETY COMPONENT AND MUST NOT BE REMOVED FOR ANY REASON
OTHER THAN REPLACEMENT. This water heater is equipped with a tempera-
ture and pressure relief valve (FIG 3-G) that complies with standard for
Relief Valves and Automatic Gas Shutoff Devices for Hot Water
Systems, ANSI Z21.22.
If hydrogen gas is present, you will probably hear sounds like air
escaping through the pipe as water begins to flow.
 WARNING
If you use a discharge line, do not use a reducing coupling or other
restriction smaller than outlet of relief valve. Allow complete drainage
of both valve and line.
SCALDING INJURY
• Do not tamper with pilot orifice.
FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS:
• DO NOT install anything less than a combination temperature-pressure
relief valve certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory that
maintains periodic inspection of product of listed equipment or materials, as meeting requirements for Relief Valves and Automatic Gas
Shutoff Devices for Hot Water Supply Systems, ANSI Z21.22. Valve
must have a maximum set pressure not to exceed 150 psi.
• Install valve into opening provided and marked for this purpose on
water heater.
• Installation must conform with local codes or in the absence of local
codes, American National Standard for Recreational Vehicles, ANSI
A119.2/NFPA 50IC.
• For an external electrical source, ground this unit in accordance with
National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA70.
 CAUTION
PRODUCT FAILURE
• Do not operate without water in tank.
PILOT OPERATION
1. Water heater may be equipped with a White Rodgers® or
Robertshaw Unitrol® Control FIG 7.
2. Turn gas control valve knob (FIG 7-B) to OFF position.
3. Wait at least five minutes to allow accumulated gas in burner compartment to escape.
FOR WHITE RODGERS® CONTROL (FIG 7)
a. Turn lighting control knob (7-B) to PILOT position and hold
against stop while lighting pilot burner.
b. Allow pilot to burn thirty seconds then release lighting control
knob.
c. Turn lighting control knob (7-B) to ON position.
d. If pilot does not remain lit, repeat operation allowing longer period before releasing lighting control knob.
e. Set temperature selection lever (7-A) at mark between warm and
hot position.
f. Close access door.
Your ATWOOD PILOT GAS WATER HEATER is now ready for operation.
Continue to HOW TO OPERATE YOUR WATER HEATER
3
FOR A ROBERTSHAW UNITROL® (FIG 7)
a. Turn lighting control dial (7-B) to PILOT position.
b. Depress and hold reset push button (7-A) while lighting pilot
burner (7-C).
c. Allow pilot to burn thirty seconds before releasing reset push
button.
d. If pilot does not remain lit, repeat operation allowing longer period before releasing reset push button.
e. Turn lighting control dial (7-B) to ON position.
f. Set temperature control dial (7-C) at mid-point position between
warm and hot.
g. Close access door.
GAS/ELECTRIC OPERATION.
4. For complete shut down and before servicing, turn gas control knob
(FIG 7-B) to OFF position. When water heater is not in use set temperature control lever (White Rogers®) or dial (Robertshaw®) to lowest possible position.
Location and phone numbers of qualified Service Centers can be found
at our website http:/www.atwoodmobile.com or call 574-262-2655 to
have a Service Center List mailed.
The unit can be run in both gas and electric
modes simultaneously for quick recovery. note: if the gas fails to
ignite, the gas mode will lockout, but the lockout lamp will not illuminate since the electric mode is still operational. Should you notice
slow recovery, indicating the gas is not working, turn the electric
switch off. The lamp will then illuminate indicating a lockout has
occurred on the gas side. Correct the problem and turn the switches
back on.
Read MAINTENANCE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS.
MAINTENANCE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS
SERVICE CALLS & QUESTIONS
 WARNING
 WARNING
FIRE OR EXPLOSION
SCALDING INJURY
• Shut off gas supply at LP container before disconnecting a gas line.
• Setting temperature control dial at a higher position will produce exces-
• Keep control compartment clean and free of gasoline, combustible
sively hot water.
material, and flammable liquids and vapors.
The temperature knob or lever is factory adjusted to its lowest dial setting. We recommended the mid-point position between warm and hot,
as noted above. This will provide for energy efficient operation and
sufficient hot water. Valves for reducing point of use temperature by
mixing cold and hot water are available. Consult a licensed plumber or
local plumbing authority.
AFTERMARKET WATER HEATING ELEMENT DEVICES
 WARNING
EXPLOSION / BURN INJURY
• DO NOT alter water heater, it will void warranty.
• DO NOT USE Aftermarket heating elements, they can lack critical safety
5. To Adjust Main Burner (FIG 4):
1. Loosen air shutter screw (4-A).
2. Slide air shutter (4-B) to right until some yellow appears in main
burner flame.
3. Move air shutter (4-B) to left until yellow disappears.
4. Retighten air shutter screw (4-A).
controls.
• Use of Aftermarket heating elements can lead to an out of control
heating of water tank and a catastrophic wet side explosion.
The use of any aftermarket heating element devices may also result in
damage to components or water heater. Atwood’s written warranty
states - “failure or damage resulting from any alteration to our water
heater is the owner’s responsibility”. Any alteration, like the addition of
an aftermarket heating element device, will void the warranty.
Read MAINTENANCE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS
ELECTRONIC IGNITION OPERATION
1. Refer to WIRING DIAGRAM FIG 12. Place remote switch in ON position.
2. If remote switch light stays on longer than 15 seconds, place
remote switch in OFF position and wait 5 minutes.
3. Repeat step one.
4. For complete shut-down and before servicing:
a. Place remote switch in OFF position.
b. Remove red wire from left hand terminal of ECO switch (ECO to
valve).
5. If heater fails to operate due to high water temperature, a lockout
condition occurs (indicator light on). After water cools, reset switch
in OFF position for at least 30 seconds, then turn to ON position.
6. If a lockout condition persists contact an Atwood Service Center.
Read MAINTENANCE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS & ELECTRONIC IGNITION
MAINTENANCE
GENERAL INFORMATION
PILOT RELIGHT OPERATION
ELECTRONIC IGNITION MAINTENANCE
• LP and Water system must be turned on.
• Have gas pressure tested periodically. Should be set at 11 inches of
water column with three appliances running.
• Drain water heater at regular intervals (at least one time during the
year).
• Drain water heater before storing RV for the winter or when the possibility of freezing exists.
• Keep vent and combustion air grill clear of any obstructions.
• Periodically, compare flame of main and pilot burners with FIG 5 and
main burner adjustments in HOW TO OPERATE YOUR WATER HEATER.
• When water heater is not in use set temperature control lever (White
Rogers) or dial (Robertshaw) to lowest possible position. This will
reduce the effects of low outdoor temperatures on calibration of
temperature control mechanism.
1. Turn the switch located on the spark module to the ON position.
2. Read PILOT OPERATION instructions.
3. For complete shut down, turn lighting control knob on thermostat
and spark module switch to the OFF position.
Read MAINTENANCE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS
• The water heater comes factory-equipped with a fused circuit board,
which will protect the circuit board from wiring shorts. If the fuse
should activate, the water heater will not operate. Before replacing
the fuse, check for a short external to the board. Once the short is
corrected, replace the 2 amp fuse with a mini ATO style fuse. Do not
install a fuse larger than 3 amps.
• If the fuse is good and the unit is inoperative, check for excessively
high voltage to the unit (more than 14 volts).
• If the previous two steps did not solve the problem, check the thermal cut-off (FIG 3-I). The thermal cutoff is a device installed in the
power supply line. This device will shut off electrical power and stop
heater operation when activated. For example, if an obstruction
within the flue tube should occur, as described in the Preventative
Maintenance section, the burner flame/heat may contact the cutoff,
resulting in a melting of the fuse element incorporated in the thermal cutoff. In order to restore power and proper operation of the
water heater, the obstruction must be removed and the thermal cutoff must be replaced.
GAS/ELECTRIC COMBINATION FUNCTION
GAS OPERATION. When the gas switch is turned on, the unit will make three
attempts to light. If for any reason there is no ignition, the unit will
lockout and the red lockout lamp will illuminate. If the thermostat fails,
the ECO will also lockout the unit, requiring resetting. Determine the
reason for no ignition, correct it, and reset the gas ignition sequence
by turning the switch off, then on.
ELECTRIC OPERATION.
When the electric switch is turned on, the relay at the
rear of the unit will close and pass 110vac to the element. If the thermostat were to fail, the ECO will open and lockout the system. To correct, check the thermostat to assure good contact with the tank and
reset the control by turning the electric switch off, then on.
4
A Pressure Temperature Relief Valve, dripping while the water heater is
running, DOES NOT mean it is defective. During normal expansion of
water, as it is heated in the closed water system of a recreation vehicle, the Pressure Temperature Relief Valve will sometimes drip. The
Atwood water heater tank is designed with an internal air gap at the
top of the tank to reduce the possibility of dripping. In time, the
expanding water will absorb this air and it must be restored. Due to
variations in water quality, the Pressure Temperture Relief Valve may
have a shorter life and may need replacement within the water heater
warranty period. If corrosion is detected, it will not be covered under
warranty.
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
Spiders, mud wasps, and other insects can build nests in the burner
tube. This will cause poor combustion, delayed ignition or ignition outside combustion tube. Listen for a change in burner sounds or in flame
appearance from a hard blue flame to a soft lazy flame or one that is
very yellow. These are indications of an obstruction in burner tube (FIG
4-C). Inspect and clean on a regular basis.
a. Remove air shutter screw (FIG 4-A) and slide air shutter (FIG 4-B)
down burner tube.
b. Run a flexible wire brush down burner tube (FIG 4-D) until it is visible at end of burner tube.
c. Vacuum burner where it enters combustion tube.
d. Return air shutter to original position and replace screw.
e. The orifice, burner tube and shutter must be aligned so that the shutter is not
binding on the air tube.
 WARNING
SCALDING INJURY
• Turn off water heater before opening pressure-temperature relief
HOW TO CLEAN PILOT MODELS - FIG 6
valve to establish air space. Storage water must be cool.
1. Check main burner orifice and pilot assembly for contamination
(dirt, spider webs, etc.).
2. Clean main burner tube with small brush.
3. Main burner adjustment - open air shutter 1/4 way.
4. Low pilot flame. Check for contamination - if clean have the pilot
orifice replaced.
TO REPLACE THE AIR GAP FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
1. Turn off main water supply (the pump or water hook up source).
2. Let water cool or let run until cool.
3. Open the hot water faucet closest to the water heater.
4. Pull handle of pressure temperature relief valve straight out and
allow water to flow until it stops.
5. Allow pressure temperature relief valve to snap shut; close faucet;
turn on water supply.
6. Turn on water heater and test.
• At least once a year manually operate pressure-temperature relief
valve (FIG 10).
When pressure-temperature relief valve discharges again, repeat above
procedure. For a permanent solution, we recommend one of the following:
• Install a pressure relief valve in cold water inlet line to water heater
and attach a drain line from valve to outside of coach. Set to relieve
at 100-125 PSI.
• Install a diaphragm-type expansion tank in cold water inlet line. Tank
should be sized to allow for expansion of approximately 15 oz. of water
and pre-charged to a pressure equal to water supply pressure. These
devices can be obtained from a plumbing contractor or service center.
HOW TO CLEAN ELECTRONIC IGNITION MODEL
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Check main burner orifice.
Clean and adjust main burner.
Main burner and valve manifold must align with each other
Check electrode for cracked porcelain (FIG 4-E).
Check electrode for proper gap - 1/8” between electrode and
ground.
6. If module board functions intermittently, remove board and clean
terminal block with pencil eraser (FIG 3-H).
WATER HEATER TANK CARE

WARNING
SCALDING INJURY
• Turn off water heater and allow time for water to cool before remov-
ing drain plug to flush tank.
WINTERIZING (FLUSHING) INSTRUCTIONS
FLUSHING TO REMOVE UNPLEASANT ODOR
To insure the best performance of your water heater and add to the life
of the tank, periodically drain and flush the water heater tank. Before
long term storage or freezing weather drain and flush the tank.
1. Turn off main water supply (the pump or water supply (the pump or
water hook up source).
2. Drain Water Heater Tank by removing the drain plug. If the water
flows sporadically or trickles instead of a steady stream of water, we
recommend the following action; first open the Pressure
Temperature Relief Valve to allow air into the tank and secondly,
take a small gauge wire or coat hanger and poke through the drain
opening to eliminate any obstructions.
3. After draining the tank, because of the placement of the Drain Plug,
approximately two quarts of water will remain in the tank. This water
contains most of the harmful corrosive particles. To remove these
harmful corrosive particles flush the tank with either air or water.
Whether using air or water pressure, it may be applied through the
inlet or outlet on the rear of the tank or the Pressure Temperature
Relief Valve. (If using the Pressure Temperature Relief Valve the
Support Flange must be removed). The pressure will force out the
remaining water and the corrosive particles.
If you use water pressure, pump fresh water into the tank with the
assistance of the on-board pump or use external water for 90 seconds to allow the fresh water to agitate the stagnant water on the
bottom of the tank and force deposits through the drain opening.
Continue repeating adding water and draining until the particles
have been cleared from the water remaining in the tank.
4. Replace the Drain Plug and close the Pressure Temperature Relieve
Valve. the approximately two quarts of water remining in the tank after
draining will not cause damage to the tank should freezing occur.
A rotten egg odor (hydrogen sulfide) may be produced when the electro
galvanic action of the cladding material releases hydrogen from the
water. if sulfur is present in the water supply the two will combine and
produce an unpleasant smell.
1. Turn off main water supply. Drain the water heater tank and reinstall
drain plug. Remove the pressure-temperature relief valve. Mix solution of 4 parts white vinegar to two parts water. With a funnel, carefully pour solution into tank.
2. Cycle water heater with the above solution, letting it run under normal operation 4-5 times.
3. Remove the drain plug and thoroughly drain all water from the tank.
Flush the water heater to remove any sediment. You may flush the
tank with air pressure or fresh water. pressure may be applied
through either the inlet or outlet valves on the rear of the tank or
through the pressure-temperature relief valve coupling located on the
front of the unit.
TO FLUSH TANK WITH AIR PRESSURE:
Insert your air pressure through the pressure-temperature relief
valve coupling. With the drain valve open, the air pressure will force
the remaining water out of the unit.
To flush tank with water pressure:
Fresh water should be pumped into the tank with either the
onboard pump or external water pressure. Continue this flushing
process for approximately 5 minutes, allowing the fresh water to
agitate the stagnant water on the bottom of the tank and forcing
the deposits through the drain opening.
4. Replace drain plug and pressure-temperature relief valve.
5. Refill tank with fresh water that contains no sulphur.
The Atwood water heater is designed for use in a recreation vehicle. If
you use your vehicle frequently or for long periods of time, flushing the
water heater several times a year will prolong the life of the storage tank.
PRESSURE-TEMPERATURE RELIEF VALVE
 WARNING
EXPLOSION
• Do not place a valve, plug or reducing coupling on outlet part of
pressure-temperature relief valve.
5
1
2
STRAIGHT SECTION VIEW
C
Hot Water
Outlet
B
Cold Water
Inlet
From the
Pump
A
G H
A
3
B
D
C
D
E
F I
B
B
A
4
A
C
7
5
A
B
E
C
A B
D
F
E
6
C
WHITE RODGERS
6
ROBERTSHAW
4
O
F
F
5
6
O
N
+
7
–
PART IDENTIFICATION /
PILOT IGNITION / PILOT RELIGHT
IDENTIFICATION DES PIÈCES
SPARK IGNITION / HEAT EXCHANGE
ALLUMAGE PAR ÉTINCELLES /
ÉCHANGE DE CHALEUR GAZ-
ALLUMAGE DE VEILLEUSE /
RALLUMAGE DE VEILLEUSE
COMBINATION GAS/ELECTRIC
8
GAZ-ÉLECTRICITÉ COMBINÉS
1
1
2
4
2
4
9
13
13
12
5
17
15
3
10
16
6
9
7
11
6 GALLON
22 LITRES
10 GALLON
38 LITRES
✗
✗
90960
91857
90960
91857
5
6
7
8
91604
90028
91601
92615
91603
✓
9
10
13
1
2
3
4
9
11
ITEM
91604
90028
91601
93221
91603
✓
Flue Box Assembly
Drain Plug
(shown on spark ignition)
1/2” NPT Pressure-Temp. Relief Valve
3/4” NPT Pressure-Temp.Relief Valve
Thermostat
Main Burner
Pilot Assembly
Exterior Access Door
ALLUMAGE DE VEILLEUSE
Réservoir
Boîtier du conduit
Bouchon de vidange
(Cf. allumage électronique)
Soupape de décharge de type
Soupape de décharge
Thermostat
Brûleur principal
Veilleuse
Trappe d'accès extérieur
93801
93804
93803
93801
93804
93803
PILOT RELIGHT
Spark Module
Electrode Assembly
Wiring Harness
RALLUMAGE DE VEILLEUSE
Module d'allumage
Électrode
Faisceau électrique
SPARK IGNITION
✗
✗
12
13
15
16
17
90960
91857
91604
93870
91959
91859
93851
93191
93866
93868
91447
90960
91857
91604
93870
91959
91859
93851
93191
93866
93868
91447
ALLUMAGE PAR ÉTINCELLE
Réservoir
Boîtier du conduit
Bouchon de vidange
Soupape de décharge de type
Électrovanne
Interrupteur Marche/Arrêt noir
Interrupteur Marche/Arrêt blanc
Circuit imprimé
Faisceau électrique
Coupure thermique
Détecteur d'étincelle
Thermostat/ECO
1
✗
✗
Tank
1
NS
NS
✗
✗
Tank
92249
93849
92249
93849
REFERENCE
1
2
3
4
PILOT IGNITION
Tank
Tank
Flue Box Assembly
Drain Plug
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve
Solenoid Valve
Black on-Off Switch
White On-Off Switch
Circuit Board
Wiring Harness
Thermal Cut Off
Spark Probe
Thermostat/ECO
HEAT EXCHANGE
COMBINATION GAS/ELECTRIC
Heating Element & Gasket
Relay
ÉCHANGE DE CHALEUR
Réservoir
GAZ – ÉLECTRICITÉ COMBINÉS
Réservoir
Élément de chauffe et joint
Relais
All tanks includes styrofoam jacket = Tous les réservoirs comprennent une chemise de polystyrène.
✗
✓
Order by model = Commander selon le modèle
Order by color = Commander selon la couleur
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ATWOOD WATER HEATER
LIMITED WARRANTY
formed at an authorized Atwood Service Center (a list will be provided at no charge) or as approved by the Consumer Service
Department, Atwood Mobile Products, 1120 North Main St., Elkhart,
IN 46514 USA. Phone: (574-264-2131).
Atwood Mobile Products warrants to the original owner and subject to the
5. Return parts (or water heater) must be shipped to Atwood “Prepaid”.
below mentioned conditions, that this product will be free of defects in
Credit for shipping costs will be included with the warranty claim. The
material or workmanship for a period of two years from the original date of
defective parts (or water heater) become the property of Atwood Mobile
purchase. Atwood’s liability hereunder is limited to the replacement of the
Products and must be returned to the Consumer Service Department,
product, repair of the product, or replacement of the product with a reconAtwood Mobile Products, 6320 Kelly Willis Road, Greenbrier, TN
ditioned product at the discretion of the manufacturer. This warranty is void
37073 USA.
if the product has been damaged by accident, unreasonable use, neglect,
6. This warranty applies only if the unit is installed according to the in-stallatampering or other causes not arising from defects in material workmantion instructions provided and complies with local and state codes.
ship. This warranty extends to the original owner of the product only and is
7. The warranty period on replacement parts (or water heater) is the
subject to the following conditions:
unused portion of the original warranty period or ninety (90) days,
1. For a period of two years from the date of purchase, Atwood will
whichever is greater.
replace the complete water heater if the inner tank leaks due to corro8. Damage or failure resulting from misuse (including failure to seek proper
sion. This warranty includes reasonable labor charges required to
repair service), misapplication, alterations, water damage, or freezing
replace the complete water heater.
are the owner’s responsibility.
2. For two years from the date of purchase, Atwood will repair or replace
9. Atwood does not assume responsibility for any loss of use of vehicle,
any part defective in material or workmanship. This warranty includes
loss of time, inconvenience, expense for gasoline, telephone, travel,
reasonable labor charges, required to remove and replace the part.
lodging, loss or damage to personal property or revenues. Some states
Service calls to customer’s location are not considered part of these
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
charges and are, therefore, the responsibility of the owner.
damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
3. This warranty does not cover the following items classified as normal
10. Any implied warranties are limited to two (2) years. Some states do not
maintenance:
allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above lima. adjustment of gas pressure
itation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights
b. cleaning or replacement of burner orifice
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
c. cleaning or adjustment of burner tube
11. Replacement parts (components or tanks) purchased outside of the
d. cleaning or adjustment of flue
original water heater warranty carry a 90 day warranty. This includes
e. cleaning or adjustment of pilot and thermocouple
the part at no charge and reasonable labor charges to replace it.
f. adjustment of pressure-temperature relief valve
This Atwood heater is designed for use in recreational vehicles for the purpose
g. replacement of thermal cut-off device.
of heating water as stated in the “data plate” attached to the water heater. Any
4. In the event of a warranty claim, the owner must contact, in
other use, unless authorized in writing by the Atwood Engineering Department,
advance, either an authorized Atwood Service Center or the
voids this warranty.
Atwood Service Department. Warranty claim service must be per-
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