Carver Cascade Ignition Problems

Over the last couple of evenings I’ve been working on the back of the camper, trying to get the bathroom and storage cupboards built. I’ll post some photos of all this up over the next couple of days after I’ve made a little more progress.

This brings me to the Carver Cascade 2 water heater. The heater will be secured in a cupboard accessible from the rear doors at the back of the van. After having it sitting in storage for half a year I decided to give it a test.

After connecting the gas and sorting out some temporary wiring I’m having problems getting the heater to ignite. The heater manages to get a flame going (although not consistently) and then goes out again after a few seconds. The green light on the control panel is then accompanied by a red light.

I have taken off the maintenance panel and cleaned the burner the best I can without actually removing the burner although this hasn’t been much use.

Water Heater

Temporary water heater setup for testing

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7 Responses to Carver Cascade Ignition Problems

  1. tabletki odchudzajace says:

    You post great articles Just bookmarked !!!

  2. ray green says:

    hi i too could not light the burner,i took the module out,just two screws behind cover plate under burner,the burner rusted and shot,i got a new burner on ebay £30 works great now,there is still some for sale at item number180653358855 stedmarklimited 29.99+3.95 postage,good luck .cheers.RAY.

  3. charles isles says:

    you dont seem to have a water supply to the heater, nothing to heat, will cut out

    • Nick says:

      Hi Charles,

      That would probably be the problem then?! I haven’t gotten around to looking at it yet although didn’t have any water in the tank or feeding it. I did try and look in the manual but what I found was limited.

      Thanks for the tip, I’ll update the blog with info if it works! :)

  4. shannan livingston says:

    I have a carver cascade 2 problem?!
    The tank is full of water and no air locks , the battery supply is fully charged but the burner will not light! When I put the switch on the light goes straight to green but no red light to say that the burner is not lit!?? Any ideas?

    • Nick says:

      I’m sure you’ve already sorted it by now, I had to take off the maintenance plate and remove all the carbon build up to get mine to work properly.

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