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« on: June 16, 2014, 07:59:52 pm »

Turned on the switch for electric hot water heater and get warm water.  It work great last season.   Is there an adjustment outside.   On my second leg of my trip on my way to Shipshewanna IN.  Going back to the old way of boiling water for needs and using campground showers.  WE stayed in the KOA in Gettysburg and it was a great camp.  All sites are level and just the right size.   WE are in KOA in Bellfonte PA and it is also a very nice camp with level sites and cement pads.  We have been spoiled in not having to level the MH.  l
 Hope to go to the factory and see if we can't solve this problem while we are near by...... Cheer
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 08:22:11 pm »

Does the heater work on LP?
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 08:38:47 pm »

If you get the same results using propane you might want to check the valves for hot water tank by-pass.  The two feed lines should be open and the center interconnection should be closed.

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 12:55:06 am »

Might also check the breaker.  Could have tripped after starting to heat the water leaving it only warm.
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 10:11:07 am »

Does the heater work on LP?
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yes  but it was also warm. never got hot.
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2014, 10:12:34 am »

Might also check the breaker.  Could have tripped after starting to heat the water leaving it only warm.
checked the breaker and it was not tripped.
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 10:14:02 am »

Does the heater work on LP?
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yes but water never gets hot, just warm and it takes a long time.
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2014, 03:01:32 pm »

It sounds like the thermostat on the hot water heater is faulty.  All I can suggest is to make sure all connections that are accessed from the outside panel are tight and corrosion-free.  I think most or all connections are those push-on type.  If one is very loose, take a pliers and squeeze it slightly for a snug fit.
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2014, 03:13:30 pm »

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Turned on the switch for electric hot water heater and get warm water.  It work great last season.

Did you have to dewinterize before this trip?

My niece had the same problem and they forgot to close the by pass valve during the dewinterizing process thus allowing cold and hot water to mix prior to coming out of the faucet thus the water was just always warm.  Once they closed the by pass valve all was back to normal - nice hot water.

Here is a diagram that shows how the valves should be positioned when using the hot water heater.  The center valve (by pass valve is closed) so only hot water is coming from the hot water heater.  On our 2012 2551 the by pass valve and other two valves are located under the three drawers in the kitchen.  You have to remove the bottom drawer to get to the valves.  Make sure the water inlet and outlet valves are open and the by pass (center valve) is closed.  When the RV is winterized the valves will be put in the opposite configuration (the inlet and outlet valves are closed and the by pass valve is open).

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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2014, 03:46:48 pm »

Sue, that sounds plausible.   ThumbsUp
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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2014, 03:45:40 pm »

It sounds like the thermostat on the hot water heater is faulty.  All I can suggest is to make sure all connections that are accessed from the outside panel are tight and corrosion-free.  I think most or all connections are those push-on type.  If one is very loose, take a pliers and squeeze it slightly for a snug fit.
Called Phoenix and talked to Kermit.  When de winterized the valves were not switched over. So we have hot water.  Dahhh!
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2014, 03:47:58 pm »

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Turned on the switch for electric hot water heater and get warm water.  It work great last season.
Thanks for advice and that was the problem when it was dewinterized.  We have hot water now.  Kermit from Phoenix suggested I give that a try and so we did.  so dumb.  So many things to remember. Senior moments....

Did you have to dewinterize before this trip?

My niece had the same problem and they forgot to close the by pass valve during the dewinterizing process thus allowing cold and hot water to mix prior to coming out of the faucet thus the water was just always warm.  Once they closed the by pass valve all was back to normal - nice hot water.

Here is a diagram that shows how the valves should be positioned when using the hot water heater.  The center valve (by pass valve is closed) so only hot water is coming from the hot water heater.  On our 2012 2551 the by pass valve and other two valves are located under the three drawers in the kitchen.  You have to remove the bottom drawer to get to the valves.  Make sure the water inlet and outlet valves are open and the by pass (center valve) is closed.  When the RV is winterized the valves will be put in the opposite configuration (the inlet and outlet valves are closed and the by pass valve is open).

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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2014, 03:51:44 pm »

It sounds like the thermostat on the hot water heater is faulty.  All I can suggest is to make sure all connections that are accessed from the outside panel are tight and corrosion-free.  I think most or all connections are those push-on type.  If one is very loose, take a pliers and squeeze it slightly for a snug fit.
Called Phoenix and talked to Kermit.  When de winterized the valves were not switched over. So we have hot water.  Dahhh!
How many times we owners have suffered from "Operator Error".  I've had my fare share too.  Glad all is well.
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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2014, 06:03:39 pm »

I'm glad it was just from dewinterizing and nothing really wrong.  Those are the kinds of problems I like.  Enjoy your HOT water!!!!  Smile
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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2014, 07:40:31 pm »

I had the same thing to happen to me while in the wilds of WV mountains.  It was heck trying to find cell service to call, but finally got a signal.  But all was well and we had hot water after I turned the valves the correct way.
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