Common Atwood GC6AA-10E Troubleshooting Examples and Solutions

Knowing some common Atwood GC6AA-10E troubleshooting can help you understand your device better. Not only it gives you knowledge and insight, but it can also be useful, so you don’t fall into panic-y mode.

Of course, there are so many types of issues that may happen to your water heater. Still, if you can refer to the Atwood water heater manual and you know a thing or two about the solution, you may end up repairing your own device without anyone else’s help.

Atwood GC6AA-10E troubleshooting

Atwood Water Heater GC6AA-10E Troubleshooting  

There are several common issues related to the Atwood water heater that is quite common among homeowners. No need to worry, though, as these issues also have their solutions as well. If you have a problem with Pilot outage, for instance, the reasons may be because of these things:

  • You can’t adjust the air correctly
  • The gas pressure isn’t set correctly
  • The heater’s gas control magnet and thermocouple are likely weak
  • The heater flame is clogged
  • The heater U tube is blocked

What should you do?

  • Replace the gas control magnet and also thermocouple
  • Clean U tube as well as removing the block
  • Adjust the (air) shutter to be around ¼ open
  • The pressure is set to at least 11” W.C. with at least 2 (or even more) appliances running
  • Clean the heater pilot light. If needed, replace it

Another common issue is the burner doesn’t ignite. It may be caused by defective has control, dirt covers U tube, the orifice is clogged or blocked, or the main burner is being blocked. The possible solutions are:

  • You need to remove the blockage away from the main burner
  • Clean U tube
  • Change the defect gas control panel
  • Clean the burner’s orifice. When needed, replace it.

Resetting the Unit

In most cases of Atwood GC6AA-10E troubleshooting, there are times when you have to reset the water heater. No need to worry. It’s not difficult at all to do it.

  • Ensure that the heater is turned off
  • Access socket wrench so you can pull out the nuts. Hold the thermostat junction box cover and then remove its cover.
  • Seek the red button, which should be close to the heating element
  • Push the reset button. Make sure that you hear a click sound.
  • Return the junction box cover to the place. Screw it
  • Turn the unit back on again

Atwood GC6AA-10E Troubleshooting Relay

If you encounter a heating issue with your Atwood water heater, there are some things that you can do. First of all, turn the heater on and check whether there is the voltage on the white wire (which goes into Atwood GC6AA-10E circuit board). Afterward, check whether there is a voltage within the yellow wire (this wire will go to the relay).

If you DO have voltage within the white wire and NOT the yellow wire, then the circuit board is the issue’s core. IF you have the voltage on the yellow wire, then it is the heating element or the relay that is problematic.


Keep in mind that the water heater may start having issues over time. It’s because of poor maintenance and prolonged use. If you can maintain your unit well and take care of it regularly, you won’t have to worry about your unit being a malfunction.

Familiarizing yourself with Atwood GC6AA-10E parts can also help deal with Atwood GC6AA-10E troubleshooting.

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