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Old 02-07-2015, 04:54 PM   #21
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Thanks. Very informative video, but does the re-placement order of the electrical terminal wires matter? That is does the black terminal have to go to the same terminal on the new element? Are they marked?
Hopefully for most of us my questions are purely academic.

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Old 02-07-2015, 05:30 PM   #22
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We accidentally burned out our element. It is real easy to change out.
Lesson Learned

I highly recommend installing an electrical switch, complete with an indicator light, inside the trailer. I also added an indicator light to the propane switch to know it is on, something someone else since has done and sells the new light wired up.
Water Heater Indicator lights and 120V Switch.

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