Suburban Direct Spark/Electric 6 Gallon Water Heater

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The SW6DE is both an electric and gas water heater. This 6 gallon water heater has a direct spark remote switch that electronically controls the water heater from inside the coach.
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Suburban Direct Spark/Electric 6 Gallon Water Heater Description

For higher recovery, use the gas and optional electric element water heaters which use a 1,440 watt element to recover an additional 6 gallons per hour.

Heated water attacks all metals, but not porcelain. That's why Suburban uses a porcelain-lined, steel water heater tank with an anode rod to "absorb" the electrolytical action - just like your water heater at home. In fact, when a Suburban porcelain-lined tank is properly maintained, tank life may double or triple its three-year limited warranty, saving owners the cost of premature replacement. In addition, every Suburban tank is pressure tested twice during the manufacturing process to ensure its integrity.

Fast recovery means more hot water and fewer cool water cycles. Suburban also uses a copolymer insulation jacket specially molded to fit the tank. This does a better job of retaining heat than the "cardboard" style used on some competitive models.

All Suburban water heaters are designed for easy installation, operation and maintenance. The limit switch, reset button and on/off electric element rocker switch are conveniently located in a housing behind the removeable outer door. The electric heat element and combination drain plug/anode rod are also located there. For convenience of installation, rough-in openings for Suburban water heaters are small and less likely to interfere with RV exterior design.

Suburban Direct Spark/Electric 6 Gallon Water Heater Additional Information

Item # 51188
Brand Suburban
Model SW6DE
Replaces Suburban 5121A
Gallons 6
BTU's 12,000
Heat Source Electric, Gas
Ignition Electric
Cut-Out 12-3/4" H x 12-3/4" W
Features Copolymer insulation jackets specially fit the tank to retain heat.
Included Switch and access door sold separately.
Dimensions 12-11/16" H x 12-11/16" W x 19-3/16" D
Warranty 2 Year
Net Weight 30.35
Gross Weight 33.15
Special Order Item No
LTL Freight No

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Upgrade from original which had been modified to electric and DE. New unit was a direct replacement that was easy to install. Hint: Read the instructions, assess the task, get the right tools, sealants, fasteners, etc., have a cup of coffee, Read the instructions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Start!

Also, this was a phone order and I was assisted by a delightful lady who was very knowledgeable and helpful. From order to delivery:25 HOURS !!!
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I ordered this direct replacement water heater for my trailer based on (1) price and (2) interent review-reliability of the retailer. I am very satisfied with the price and my excellent phone conversation with Dryers before the purchase. Shipping was quicker then expected, and the trasaction could not have gone smoother. Thanks.
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I've Installed Three Of These Units
This is the third unit I've purchasesd. The units work great! This last unit arrived with some sheetmetal damage but was easily repaired with vice grips. Unfortunately the gas hose connector fitting was not located in the right position and the rubber grommet had to be removed, the entry hole through the sheet metal made larger and the grommet modified to fit the new opening. Once done the unit went into place with no other problems.
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Our 4 years old water heater developed a leak.I have forgotten to drain it last winter and once the temps went down it froze solid and you could see the tank slightly deformed.A few months later it started leaking.Needed a replacement but all local RV shops were asking over 500 dollars for a new unit.Thats when I found Dyersonline and their great price.3 days later the new heater arrived and replacement was easy.It took about 2 hours including cleaning out the rust spots left behind by the old one.It works like a charm.Thanks guys!

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