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Old 06-09-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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Question Regulating Hot Water Temperature

I usually run my Hot Water Tank on electric.
It gets way to hot, especially with children aboard.
Is there a way to regulate the temperature?
For the 2013 - 3010DS.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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What brand/model of water heater do you have? I have an Atwood with the mixing valve and think it "mixes" too hot too. No adjustment on it however.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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I don't know what kind of water heater that I have in my Sabre (Suburban, I think). I read the manual and there is no adjustment on the temperature. But, it's way too hot- almost to the point of being unsafe with the little ones.

I was just reading a thread here about someone only getting lukewarm water. I wonder if I can muck with my winterizing valves to allow a little cold into the hot.

Not sure, though.

I'm not happy with it- that's for sure.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:29 PM   #4
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They may have the water temp high because of the small tank size so you have to use less hot water to take showers and such.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:34 PM   #5
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They may have the water temp high because of the small tank size so you have to use less hot water to take showers and such.
That's exactly why the water is so hot.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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I've read in some post where the temperature switch has failed on the electric side resulting in over temperature water. You might check this and replace if necessary.

Another alternate is to get a kilkon thermostatic switch af a temperature you prefer (such as 120*) and make up your own thermostat with the high temperature limit thermostat.

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Old 06-09-2013, 04:55 PM   #7
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Sorry, that should be klixon.

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Old 06-09-2013, 05:12 PM   #8
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Personaly I have not done this but I have heard of people that use the heater tank switch on the RV control panel to turn the heater off when the water gets hot. It'll stay hot for a long time, then as you use water and the hot turns cooler flip the "heater on" button until it heats up again. I guess that way your saving power and the water doesn't stay there and boil. Could be worth a try. A lot of us are beyond little kids and we don't think of this stuff.
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Just took a look at the Suburban service manual, and beside a defective thermostat, it says that if the thermostat/Eco is not in good thermo contact with the heater tank wall it can result in over temperature water.

Also, there are two thermostat/Eco units available, 130* and 140* set point. They had a 120* but it has been discontinued.

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Just took a look at the Suburban service manual, and beside a defective thermostat, it says that if the thermostat/Eco is not in good thermo contact with the heater tank wall it can result in over temperature water.

Also, there are two thermostat/Eco units available, 130* and 140* set point. They had a 120* but it has been discontinued.

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Mine is definitely not malfunctioning (can't speak for the Op) - it's just very hot. Quite a bit hotter than we keep our home water heater.
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