Water Heater

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by ivaldespino, May 12, 2008.

  1. ivaldespino

    ivaldespino New Member

    Why would my water heater not heat up like it use to? The burner comes on normally and the water is warm. It use to be where you couldn't keep your hand under running hot water. Any suggestions? :(
     
  2. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

    Re: Water Heater

    Did you check the by pass valve?
     
  3. ivaldespino

    ivaldespino New Member

    Re: Water Heater

    Where exactly is it at and what would I be looking for?
     
  4. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

    Re: Water Heater

    I've got a mh and its located in an inside cabinet near the water heater. Mine is a valve with a lever on it. They tend to hide this stuff.
     
  5. ivaldespino

    ivaldespino New Member

    Re: Water Heater

    I know what you mean! All valves are open. I've never changed them since I purchased my trailer that's why I'm wondering why it's not hot like it use to.
     
  6. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

    Re: Water Heater

    Maybe (?) You need to close one or two....how many valves do you have?
     
  7. ivaldespino

    ivaldespino New Member

    Re: Water Heater

    From what I can remember seeing, there are 3. I believe that those valves are for when you winterize your trailer. Those are the only valves I see.
     
  8. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Water Heater

    You have 3 valves, you need to close the middle valve. That will force water through the heater.

    Go to the top of the page and click albums. Go into Grandview Trailer Sales album and you will see a picture of the back of a water heater. You should see something similar on your trailer.
     
  9. ivaldespino

    ivaldespino New Member

    Re: Water Heater

    I will check and see if the valve is open. Thanks Kenneth. Picture makes sense!

    Lets say that valve is open, is that why it's only warm water? :question:
     
  10. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Water Heater

    Yes it is.
     
  11. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

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    If it is open, it allows cold water to mix with the hot = warm.
     
  12. ivaldespino

    ivaldespino New Member

    Re: Water Heater

    Problem solved! ;) Thanks for everybodys help. By-pass valve was open!
     

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