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Old 10-15-2016, 02:45 AM   #1
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20pack10 hot water only for a few seconds

Hey guy so I have a new 20pack10 toy hauler and I absolutely love it !

I am plugged in to power, and also have propane open for furnace.

I am only getting hot water for a few seconds? And then it's cold... if I turn hot water switch on I don't see any thing happen but with electric I don't know if I will

I checked fuses and all , breakers etc, and all ok....

I also bleed water off at the valve under the out door cover , it has water, also the electric switch is on

If a brand new unit, my first use??? Any thing that causes that?
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Old 10-15-2016, 05:50 AM   #2
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Hey guy so I have a new 20pack10 toy hauler and I absolutely love it !

I am plugged in to power, and also have propane open for furnace.

I am only getting hot water for a few seconds? And then it's cold... if I turn hot water switch on I don't see any thing happen but with electric I don't know if I will

I checked fuses and all , breakers etc, and all ok....

I also bleed water off at the valve under the out door cover , it has water, also the electric switch is on

If a brand new unit, my first use??? Any thing that causes that?
When you open the Temp & Pressure relief valve (T&P) on the water heater, is the water that comes out there hot? If so, then most likely you have the bypass/crossover valve (s) set incorrect. This is a common thing that dealers fail to explain.

See if these links below can help:

NO (OR MINIMAL) HOT WATER (Please read first)

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Suburban's electric switch and much more
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:29 PM   #3
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When you open the Temp & Pressure relief valve (T&P) on the water heater, is the water that comes out there hot? If so, then most likely you have the bypass/crossover valve (s) set incorrect. This is a common thing that dealers fail to explain.

See if these links below can help:

NO (OR MINIMAL) HOT WATER (Please read first)

and if applicable:

Suburban's electric switch and much more

100% correct. The cold water was closed, the middle open.....

Although when I check the pressure release valve I had water.

••although I do not have hot water exactly like I should. No issue... fixed....

Should I worry about my element now???? :/

Can't believe I was not told about that
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100% correct. The cold water was closed, the middle open.....

Although when I check the pressure release valve I had water.

••although I do not have hot water exactly like I should. No issue... fixed....

Should I worry about my element now???? :/

Can't believe I was not told about that
If it's keeping the water hot on electric only, you're good. The element either works or it doesn't.
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Uhhhh, you may have missed these posts in your other thread, but understand you were stressed to the max at that time too:


20pack10 just bought and had to evacuate town help

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Yes... if the switch outside inside the door is turned to electric it's running on electric correct??? When I listen I can hear the flame heating
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Yes... if the switch outside inside the door is turned to electric it's running on electric correct??? When I listen I can hear the flame heating
Shouldn't be any flame with electric.

Open the outside door and turn on the switch there (turns on electric heating element. Go inside your TT and turn OFF the switch there (turns off the gas).

Then if it keeps making hot water, you'll know your electric heating element is still good.

You can run both together if desired - it will recover quicker if, say, two people want to take showers close together.

But most people just run it on electric if they have shore power - why waste your gas?
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So it will only work when I turn my propane on... the outside switch is on..

If I open the propane bottles and then turn the hot water switch on inside the camper I have hot water


So I guess the electric element burned up because I tried a good bit with the hose on the cold side off at the water heater
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So it will only work when I turn my propane on... the outside switch is on..

If I open the propane bottles and then turn the hot water switch on inside the camper I have hot water


So I guess the electric element burned up because I tried a good bit with the hose on the cold side off at the water heater
One other thing to check - look for the circuit breaker for the water heater. You might have gotten lucky and it tripped; but chances are slim.
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Check breaker and it is on, so I assume the element is nice and toasty...
My buddy knows how to do it( owns a few RV's)

My question is I have looked for a serial number and don't see it... it's a suburban unit

It's in a 2015 20pack10 wolf pack...
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