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We had our van serviced on the 1 March. Whilst I was returning home after collecting it the dealer called and said "the mechanic can't remember draining your water system down after testing, would I drain the system when I got home?"

 

When I got home I put the van on the drive, plugged the mains lead in and drained the system.

 

Today my wife went to the van and told me the water heater power switch is turned on. It must of been lon for two weeks.

 

Question. What should I do. Has any damage been done and who is to blame.

Grass growing, Mercedes E320 CDI driving, Bailey tugging caravanner.

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Mmmmm Only one way to find out if any damage has been done - fill her up and see what happens when you turn it on - if your water won't heat up get back to the company who serviced it and tell them what has happend. If they are a good company they will admit their error and rectify it. :D

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Similar thing happened to me, except I only left it for about an hour. The thing is that it shouldn't matter if it has been left on for 2 minutes or 2 weeks without water the safety trip mechanism should cut in. Some units have a reset button but others, like my Truma have a heat sensitive trip relay that won't reset until the unit has been switched off and allowed to cool down - probably about 15 or so minutes.

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I turned it off, left it for half an hour, refilled and hey presto it works.

 

After panicking I read the instruction manual. "If the unit over heats-switch off allow to cool and turn back on"

Thanks Phil.

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The Carver will trip out in about 30 seconds and only requires the reset button to be pressed after switching off the power. Some very old Carvers don't have a trip and these will need a replacement 'thermal fuse'

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Arc Systems are specialist Carver caravan product repairers, committed to providing a comprehensive service as well as spare parts for these popular heaters.

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