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Old 08-16-2014, 04:53 PM   #71
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My Garrard must be stuck on full temp, I have it set as low as I can and the cold water in cool enough. When the hot comes on full it is scolding, and then it goes cold. The little flap valve is clean. DW is not happy.

I can only make a guess but it sounds like your WP is to low. It works best at 50# and over up to 60#. If you have a WP regulator with a gage it is helpful.


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Old 08-16-2014, 04:58 PM   #72
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I think the pressure regulator is fixed at 40#, so I will get an adjustable one, thanks for the tip.

I will also check with the dealer, again, to make sure that the heater is not tripping the high temp thermostat due to some malfunction.

Dealer said they could not replicate, could be their WP is higher.

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Joe try it with out the regulator. As long as the WP isn't to high it won't hurt for a day or so. At 40# mine will do the same thing. Also not sure if you have the shower head that mixes in air but that helps also.
Good luck and let us know how it works.


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Old 08-16-2014, 08:29 PM   #74
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I think I have a 40psi on mine but a bump to 50 is probably in the cards.
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:13 PM   #75
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I think I have a 40psi on mine but a bump to 50 is probably in the cards.

Dave how does the windshield shade work?



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Beats me. I was waiting on you to come down and show me how to install it
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:30 AM   #78
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Just wondering what a Window Shade has to do with a water heater? Question: has anyone replaced their shower control with another type? It seems to me that the factory valve cannot easily mix hot with cold and in essence I feel a major culprit with trying to get good showers. I am aware that the way the Girard works that you should not mix cold, but adjust the flow. But, probably a little mix of cold could sometimes help.
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Just wondering what a Window Shade has to do with a water heater? Question: has anyone replaced their shower control with another type? It seems to me that the factory valve cannot easily mix hot with cold and in essence I feel a major culprit with trying to get good showers. I am aware that the way the Girard works that you should not mix cold, but adjust the flow. But, probably a little mix of cold could sometimes help.
I have found that rather than constantly adjusting the thermostat in our medicine cabinet we have it set slightly past 12'oclock position. If water is still a little too hot with max flow on hot, if cold is just cracked open a hair it works perfectly. No cycling from hot to cold etc....

Forest River told me there were a bunch of thermostats recently that had screws through or damaged/crimped wires which essentially grounded the thermostat to default high setting regardless of the setting. This causes the water to over temp shutoff burner and you get the cold blast and then cycle repeats itself.

Not always simply a water pressure/flow issue. They ran a new wire on mine and it works like a champ now.
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We had all the same troubles with our water heater. Took out the water

filter & installed a 55 to 60 pressure regulator & solved all our problems.

Still don't have real hot water for the kitchen sink.




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