Help with display panel!

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  1. Goldilocks40

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    Morning everyone

    We are waking up in the Forest of Dean fab view, only second time in our new van...a second shake down (as my husband outs it lol) before a week in the Lake District and two weeks in France :Smile:

    A question for you guys out there....on our Autotrail tribute display panel above door there is a tap icon which we think is water pump and next to it is a button with waves on it....is that waste water or fresh water level? When we press it display starts green at top and ripples down to red at bottom. Manual isn't clear at all.
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    Dawn
     
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    By the sounds of it you have the similar one to ours - its also Autotrail. The tap is the water pump switch, the 'jerry can' (or button) with ripples in it is the fresh water - press and is the water gauge (like fuel gauge) but the grey water tank puts on a red light when it is getting towards full - no gauge on the grey water.
    Well, that's the way it is on ours but there is so many different ones out there, ours could be totally different.
    Hope it helps.

    Trikeman.:Wink:
     
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    Another query!!!

    Thanks for your advice we refilled and all ok. Could I ask you another question as you have a similar van...hope you don't mind..... We can't get any hot water! We have switch on under seat next to heater/water storage and also have put gas dial on on front of seat and that is glowing but only cold water comes out. From manual it should run on either and it did work on our first trip but that was in October and it all feels new again! If you have any suggestions we would really appreciate it....until then, kettle boiling and public showers!!
    Dawn
     
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    ldilocks40;972355]Thanks for your advice we refilled and all ok. Could I ask you another question as you have a similar van...hope you don't mind..... We can't get any hot water! We have switch on under seat next to heater/water storage and also have put gas dial on on front of seat and that is glowing but only cold water comes out. From manual it should run on either and it did work on our first trip but that was in October and it all feels new again! If you have any suggestions we would really appreciate it....until then, kettle boiling and public showers!!
    Dawn[/QUOTE]

    If heating water by gas is the outside cover off of the exhaust flu?

    If by electric is there power?
    Is the trip for the electric in the correct pisition?
    Does the reset switch neen reseting?
    Is there water in the heater check the auto frost switch (normaly yellow and should be upright)
     
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    As SC05OUT said.

    The most important bits on the gas side for heating/hot water is - make sure the gas is on, both at the tanks and the water heater gas tap, and make sure the outside exhaust cover is OFF.

    Then, switch on the pumps and make sure the hot water system is fully bled. Open ALL hot taps, including the shower and run them until the water flows without farting air. Turn the hot water on and set it about the 60' - 70' and you should hear a click from the hot water boiler area. If you have the same system as us (thermastore) a green light should come on indicating the water heater is/has ignited. If it goes red try again. If it's OK you should be able to feel some heat coming from the outside boiler outlet/exhaust - as mentioned earlier, ensure the exhaust cover is OFF, the boiler will knock off if it's fitted.

    Same bleeding procedure for ehu hot water but ensure the switch is on, ours is under the seating above the boiler.

    Hope it helps.

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    Cheers!

    Thanks guys....we are home now but have realised from reading your replies that we hadn't taken the flue cover off so by the sounds of it that was causing it to not work!! Feel such an idiot still like anything it won't happen again!! We had bled system and checked all electrics...dohh....never mind we are off again in two weeks this time for a week so it's good we had a trial run this weekend. Thanks again for your replies, don't know what I would do without this site and helpful people like you all.
    Dawn x
     
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    Just thought....flue would be reason for gas not heating water but still don't know why electric didn't work....ho hum....will let you know when I know!!
    Dawn
     
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    Good idea to have some 'playing' when at home - we used to rehearse everything, including sitting watching TV and showering.
    :Laughing:
    Just watch the neighbours though, they will think you are barking.

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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