Hi my name is Todd and I am here to help solve you problem.I am sorry to tell you the battery in your unit is dead. These batteries are designed to have a shelf life and if not charged properly, will arch and the cells inside the battery will no longer hold a charge. This is a mistake on Coleman’s part for not properly instructing on how to store the unit after use. The real instructions should say that the unit should be charged after each use and the battery terminals should be removed from the unit. This allow the charge to be maintained and electrolyte in the battery to stay charged. The good news is you battery can be replaced and purchased for about $38.00. The part number for the battery is 2300-4061. I have provided a link below to a supplier of this model, and a thought might be purchase two units, charge them both and hold one unit as a spare for the unit so you will always have hot water. Just a thought.http://www.appliancefactoryparts.com/search/partinfo.php?partsID=323550&modelsID=131819&typeName=applianceshvacHere are the instructions for replacing your battery:Replacing battery – Use only a 6-volt, 4 AmpHr rechargeable lead acid battery. Remove the screw from the cover on the right side of your water heater and remove the cover. Pull the battery out from storage compartment and remove the leads from the battery terminals. Place the connectors on the battery terminals making sure to put the red terminal on the red or “+” battery terminal and the black connector on the black or “-” battery terminal. I hope this helps and thank you for using Fixya.
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CAUSE: The most common cause for electric heater not working is blown fuses. SOLUTION: To check this, first unplug the device and check the fuse box of the house for blown fuses as well as tripped circuit breakers.
A possibility is the gas valve is being dammed up. If the gas valve is completely plugged up it frequently stops the burner from being lit, altogether. If the obstruction is minor the burner can probably still be lit but a deficiency in the fuel supply cannot keep the burner on.
If the flame sensor is dirty or has become corroded, the flame won`t register and will turn off the gas valve, which, in turn, causes your system to shut down. You will need to contact a professional to check this, especially if your furnace is cycling on and off too quickly.
Your water heater needs a proper air supply for the pilot light to stay lit. If there is not enough air, the pilot light will go out. This mostly happens in direct vent gas water heaters (DV). The most common cause of this problem is the draft near the unit`s base.
The most common problems that cause a furnace to short cycle include: An overheating heat exchanger. A dirty flame sensor rod. A blocked flue pipe.
The heater turning on and off excessively could be the result of the thermostat being placed in the wrong spot. If it`s installed near a heat-producing appliance, like a kitchen stove, it could confuse the unit into thinking the house is warmer than the actual temperature.
If the pilot flame ignites but goes out after you release the gas control knob, the cause may be a dirty or defective thermocouple. If the gas is on but the flame will not ignite at all, a pilot tube obstruction is the most likely issue.
All furnaces are equipped with a reset button. They are generally red or yellow and are located inside the blower compartment. The reset button is a safety feature that will shut down the furnace when a problem is detected, often a hot or overheating furnace, before it trips the circuit breaker.
If your furnace shuts down after a few minutes, it`s likely due to a faulty or unhygienic flame sensor. This crucial component intends to monitor the gas burner. Also, when a flame sensor cannot detect the burner, the furnace runs for a few moments before shutting down and restarting.
Delayed ignition can be caused by a range of problems, including a restricted or weak pilot light. Also, low gas supply pressure can mean that there is too little gas at the burners, resulting in ignition problems. Another possible cause is too much primary air. This is air that`s mixed with gas before it`s ignited.
Tankless water heaters typically have a lifespan of 20 years or more. Traditional water heaters with standing water tanks can last around 10 to 15 years before you notice signs of age.
If your water heater needs to be manually lit, hold the lit tip of a long barbeque lighter up to the pilot while continuing to hold down on the regulator knob. Hold the lighter up to the pilot until it ignites, then remove the lighter.
If your furnace is not turning on you should first check if the filter is clean. Dirty filters cause insufficient airflow and can prevent the furnace from starting. Other reasons it won`t start can stem from improper thermostat settings, forgetting to turn on the gas line, or faulty pilot light.
Clogged air filters are one of the most common problems for heaters. If your heater cannot blow anything or at least fails to let out hot air, the chances are that your filter is clogged. Filters naturally become clogged as debris builds up in them.
Low Coolant Levels
The air starts in the engine compartment, where heat accumulates. The coolant helps draw this generated heat by moving it to your radiator. If the coolant is low and you have your heater on, you may catch that your car heater only works when you`re driving, not idling.
The average gas heater takes between 30 and 40 minutes to fully heat up the water in its tank. The average electric heater takes about twice as long as the average gas heater to fully heat up the water in its tank, so you can expect it to take between an hour and an hour and 20 minutes to heat up.
Yes, you can clean a thermocouple, but the task must be done with a light touch. Remove the thermocouple from the process assembly, using a steel wool or emery cloth, lightly clean the tip removing any build up. Cleaning a thermocouple is not a fix for an issue, such as inaccurate readings.
The No. 1 cause of pilot lights that won`t stay lit is a worn-out thermocouple. It`s easy to replace and a new one costs $5 to $10. Rather than trying to unfasten the thermocouple inside the water heater`s burning chamber, it`s easier to remove the whole burner and thermocouple assembly.
The heater switching system might be faulty. The cabin air filter might be choked, restricting the airflow through the heater core. The thermostat valve might not be working right. The heater core might be clogged.
When the furnace won`t fire: If there`s a pilot light, make sure that it`s lit and touches the thermocouple. If it`s lit but the burners don`t heat, feel the side of the furnace. If it`s cool, the problem might be the thermostat, gas valve or control board.
The sensor is located just outside the burner assembly and looks like a small rod with porcelain surrounding the end that connects to the burner. Some furnace flame sensors are straight while others bend at a 45-degree or 90-degree angle. The sensor leads into the fire chamber where the flame burns.
Fire is the result of applying enough heat to a fuel source, when you`ve got a whole lot of oxygen around. As the atoms in the fuel heat up, they begin to vibrate until they break free of the bonds holding them together and are released as volatile gases. These gases react with oxygen in the surrounding atmosphere.
The average life expectancy of most furnaces and heating systems is about 15 to 20 years. However, boilers and electric furnaces tend to last 20 to30 years. Several factors can reduce or extend your furnace`s lifespan.