Hot Water Heater problem- Class C Mini

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  1. eaglewolfe929

    eaglewolfe929 New Member

    Am a VERY new owner of a motor home..... hot water heat is evidently turned off? Not sure how to get water into it. Previously winterized by previous owners. Can't figure it out what to turn, where?

    HELP
     
  2. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

    Re: Hot Water Heater problem- Class C Mini

    First make sure the water heater has a drain plug installed. There will probably be a door over the tank on the outside of the motorhome. The plug will be at the bottom of the tank.

    There may be a valve in the plumbing bay, labeled 'water heater bypass'. If so, move it to the other position. If not, look where the water pipes enter and leave the heater tank (usually from the back). There should be a door or panel which allows access, but not necesarily easily :) There should be a 'shunt' between the input and output pipe with 1 or 2 valves to bypass the heater when winterized. Turn that valve or valves to the other direction.

    Make sure you never apply heat to the tank when it is empty.
     
  3. eaglewolfe929

    eaglewolfe929 New Member

    Re: Hot Water Heater problem- Class C Mini

    Bless you. That helps a lot.
    There is an outside door at the back of the motor home. I will give it a try. Thanks so much. Know it was probably a dumb question but I am a "dumb" new owner.
     
  4. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Hot Water Heater problem- Class C Mini

    Knowing the make and year of the RV would help. On the class c there will probably be a bypass located on the inside behind a panel of the Mh where the cold water enters the water heater. If all else fails and you cannot locate the bypass call the previous owner. Welcome to the forum
     
  5. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    Re: Hot Water Heater problem- Class C Mini

    eaglewolfe929

    Have you got it working yet? If you keep us informed we can be of much more help.
     

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