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I have googled this to death and found quite a few references including Gary at Arcsystems. .I'm posting this just to see if its fixable before I spend money.

The water pumps from all taps with plenty of pressure using the submersible - I'm happy. The gas fire comes on and although quite low I assume it might be down to the little 7kg gas bottle running down. The cooker burners light but they don't need much pressure. The fridge won't come on with the gas. ...

Finally, when I turned on the hot water taps and went outside I noticed water flooding out of the hot water flue cover. I know the drain plug was in but the pressure relief valve valve was open and I can only suspect that a good portion of water ran into the igniter and control unit. I dried it as best I could with a heat gun and went to turning the water heater on. (Bear with me. ..I know its draggin'..). All I got was the green light and then the red light after 10 seconds or so. Read about trapped air, so I did it a few times but still got the red light. I had a little brainwave and put the phone onto video pointing at the burner unit. Went inside and turned it on and voila - the flame was coming on but not staying on. So, its the module thats kaput? Yes? Or will low gas pressure cause it to go out? Or will water have entered the module and will it dry out? Etc John

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You say that you have googled extensively and read references to Gary at www. arcsystems. biz but have you visited his webpage? You can download the Manual for your water heater from there and there is a fault finding chart.

 

In the manual you will read that if the RED light illuminates, then you have run out of gas.

Replace your gas cylinder with one that you know has plenty of gas in it and try again.

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You will probably find that the burner module is wet/damp. ....it may dry out in time or it needs to be removed and put in a warm place (a warm airing cupboard). If it is still NG it may need replacement.

 

REMEMBER TO REMOVE/REPLACE THE BURMER MODULE YOU WILL BE DISCONNECTING A GAS SUPPLY SO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMPETENT TO DO THE REPAIR. ....IF NOT PLEASE EMPLOY SOMEONE WHO IS!

For any additional information or advice please have a look on my website. .....

www. thecaravanmedic-swindon. co. uk

 

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Yep - realise I was asking some pithy questions. I'll try another gas bottle first. The big BBQ one will do. If that doesn't work I'll take the module out and dry it. After that it might be money. ..

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And with the age of the van I guess the fridge (on gas) could be down to a dirty burner.

Should be easy to fix - I believe

Graham

Unless otherwise stated all posts are my personal opinion 

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Got an email from Gary and rang him. Much more informed now - it's knackered. .. :lol:

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Knackered? not sure that's a fair interpretation. ..yet! :unsure:

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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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Well Gary, I'll take it off tomorrow and dry it (like we discussed on 't phone earlier) and when it doesn't work I'll post it to you. or I can be optimistic and hope it works. .John

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After removing the module and finding some foil from a fag paper where the 1A fuse should be I rang Gary again. I found some fuses and dried the thing out and NOW I have lukewarm water. ...maybe even tepid. But it will be hot soon. And we're off to Skeggy for new year. . :D Fixing things is fun John

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As Oddball famously said in Kellys Heros, think positive and positive things happen :D

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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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I prefer Yossarian in Catch 22 - oh well, what the hell!

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