Atwood water heater leaks at pressure relief valve

Discussion in 'Towables' started by sassyrascal51, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. sassyrascal51

    sassyrascal51 Junior Member

    We have a 2013 Komfort with an Atwood heater. In the past few weeks, the heater has been leaking water from the pressure relief valve, but only when we are using hot water. How do we fix the problem?
  2. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    OK, couple of things...pressure relief valves work on water temp. Water temps. in water heaters are not changeable. You could change your relief valve, but the next one might do the same thing.
    You can try to flip the lever on it, maybe there is some trash in it. Some dripping at the relive valve is fairly normal.
  3. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Ken I think the pressure relief valves work on pressure not on temperature. If they get a bit of grit buildup they will leak , sometimes just opening and closing a couple times does the trick, others you just replace.

  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    I have 4 in my inventory and they are rated on Temperature. All my inventory valves are rated at 210 degrees. When the temp gets too hot, they will pop off and relive the pressure.
  5. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Mine was doing the same thing. Replaced it and no more problems. Think they may also work off pressure and temp. I saw one popping at a CG because he did not have a pressure regulater.

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