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Old 06-06-2017, 09:25 PM   #1
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water heater DSI FLT ?

what does this light next to water heater switch mean?

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Old 06-06-2017, 09:42 PM   #2
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apparently, the gas mode of water feature will not light up.. this is just my 2nd time using gas mode.
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DSI means direct spark ignition. FLT means fault.

That means it tried to ignite the burner on the water heater but failed. First thing is to check your propane supply. 2nd (for me) would be to check the burn chamber to see if it is clogged with carbon flakes. Ours was after only a few days of camping. Once I cleaned it out, the water heater has worked perfect ever since.

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Thanks for the quick reply rbryan. Is there instructions somewhere on how to locate and clean the burn chamber?
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Its behind a cover. There are a couple screws that hold it in place. The cover is rather largish and square metal. Can't miss it. Once the cover is off, take a long skinny brush or even an elongated and rolled up paper towel and just run it through the opening to clean it.

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okay, thanks! i will try it tomorrow when cooled... as we are busy using the electric mode for now to take our showers.
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I tried and cleaned the burn chamber to no avail.. it looks pretty clean to me.
Any other suggestions?
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okay, thanks! i will try it tomorrow when cooled... as we are busy using the electric mode for now to take our showers.
LJY, If your electric switch is turned on at the water heater and you are hooked up to shore power, the water heater will default to electric. I do not believe you can use propane as your source without turning off the outside switch. Don't know if you originally had the outside switch on or off when trying to use propane.........
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LJY, If your electric switch is turned on at the water heater and you are hooked up to shore power, the water heater will default to electric. I do not believe you can use propane as your source without turning off the outside switch. Don't know if you originally had the outside switch on or off when trying to use propane.........
You can use both heat sources with your water heater. While there is not really a need to, using both lets you heat up the water faster.
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:24 PM   #10
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thanks all for the help. I saw on the inside panel some instructions for lighting up the water heater for PR models and another set for D models. I followed the D model instructions that is basically 1. turn off all electricity and gas supply. wait 5 minutes 2. turn on gas supply 3. turn on electric switch (I didn't know which switch it meant so I did both the electric mode and gas mode switch)
and the DSI FLT light is not coming on any more... but I don't know if the flame actually lit.
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