HOT water heater compartment
DW noticed the clothes in the drawer above the hot water heater were toasty warm on our 2016 MBS 2401R. Seemed right nice until I investigated further. The entire compartment underneath the drawer is quite hot. I happen to have an infrared thermometer along due to concerns about freezing temperatures, to check lines and fittings (we are past the freezing days now). Several of the items in the compartment such as an electric box that feeds the bedroom read at 95. A set of wires that sits on top of the hot water heater heating box read 98, which. These seem too hot to me. A metal fixture on the tank line reads 110, which seems understandable.
The hot water is very hot at 130, but I understand this is within the normal range.
2016 Forester 2401R