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Old 10-25-2014, 12:10 PM   #1
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Lexi 283ts Water Heater Bypass

This is concerning the Lexi 283ts. After reading previous posts about other Lexi models I was able to find the bypass for the 283ts. There was NO info in the generac owners manual, so I tried to find mine, if there was one.
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For, at least the 2012 years (I'm sure other years are the same), you have to remove the drawer in the bathroom, the one next to the wall. Just flip the slide levers and give it a good pull and it will slide out. When it's removed, you will see the back of the WH, with the styrofoam covering. Look toward the back of the heater tank and you will see the hoses feeding into the unit. One of the hoses has a bypass lever/valve that turns 90%. And there you are.
Didn't know if it even existed, and you cannot possibly see it with the drawers in the bathroom or kitchen in place. After reading posts about the "hidden"valves, was determined to find mine.
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Old 10-25-2014, 03:41 PM   #2
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I'm wondering if You looked for a conversion line at the water pump for the Rv antifreeze?


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Old 10-25-2014, 04:01 PM   #3
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Yeah, I have looked for some type of valve or cutoff several times when working in the area where the pump is located (under the bed platform, rear bedroom) and never found one. Traced the water lines several times while deleating water filter and installing winterizing bypass kit, and never found it, at least on a Lexi 283ts. Other Lexi models may be different.
Lots of posts about other series and models having cutoffs near the WH, so I figured I'd start pulling drawers and panels till I found it.
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Is it hard to install a conversion line at the water pump under the bed?


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Old 10-25-2014, 04:25 PM   #5
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If your refering to installing a winterizing kit, no, very easy and enough room to access it. Again, talking about a 283ts. Not fimilar with how the other Lexi's are laid out.
The only thing I had to do was cut a small amount of line off, as it is Pex, and dosen't bend/flex enough to install the valve fitting. Had to trim a few inches off, but that's easy with a tubing cutter.
Not sure if we're talking about the same valve. Usually the kit/valve needed to winterize a rig is not provided with any rv. The bypass valve I was originally refering to is a cutoff/bypass valve in the line that feeds the water heater. Different rigs may or may not have it. This valve cuts water to the heater so the water heater tank is not filled with antifreeze when you winterize the rig. Two seperate valves for different functions.
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Yes Sir, I was referring to the winterizing kit. I found my water heater by pass today and now need the winterizing kit.
Thanks for Your help.


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