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Old 12-05-2015, 09:27 PM   #1
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Help help water heater

After winterizing our 2650 Sunseeker, we un-winterizing, read the manuals, we are now at a campground with full hook ups and the dang water heater doesn't seem to be heating the water, the water will come out warm for about 5-10 seconds then the water get luke warm. I've heard the gas light up, then shuts off. How long does it normally take to heat the tank?
Now I know we are newbies.. But what the heck.. I remember when we pick up the used 2012 that the water wasn't very warm brought it back to the RV place and he did something to get the water hot.. But I forgot what he did..must have had a senior moment.
Can any one have any suggestion, can't take a cold shower..
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Old 12-05-2015, 09:32 PM   #2
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You need the valves on the backside of the water heater to look like these.
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Old 12-05-2015, 09:35 PM   #3
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You need the valves on the backside of the water heater to look like these.

The note beside the bypass valve is confusing. You need to open that valve when winterizing and close the other two. When de-winterizing, you close that valve and open the other two.

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Old 12-05-2015, 09:39 PM   #4
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Thank you will try..thanks
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Old 12-05-2015, 09:44 PM   #5
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The note beside the bypass valve is confusing. You need to open that valve when winterizing and close the other two. When de-winterizing, you close that valve and open the other two.

Bruce
I noticed that just a minute ago.

You are right, the note is wrong.
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Ok boys now I'm really confused😬😬😬😬
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Ok boys now I'm really confused��������
The valves are correct in the picture for normal use, the side note is wrong.

Sorry....
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No worries.
The valve position in the photo is correct for normal operation.
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Old 12-05-2015, 10:09 PM   #9
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The center bypass is open and allowing cold water to flow into the hot water line. Close the middle valve.
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Ok boys now I'm really confused😬😬😬😬
As mentioned, the wording in the photo is incorrect. Pay no attention to that.

Look at the handles on the valves. Notice how they are oblong?
When the long part of the handle is in-line or parallel to the plumbing line, the valve is open. (The hot and cold valves are open in the photo)
The bypass valve handle is cross-ways or perpendicular to the plumbing line and is closed.
This is how your valves should be positioned for normal non-winterized use.

Some valves have levers for handles instead of oblong handles but the positioning is the same.
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