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Old 02-06-2016, 02:43 PM   #1
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Water Heater Help

I haveva new Wildwood Heritage Glen 263RL and my water is not hot. The water heater lights and when the hot water is first turned on it is hot but only kadt about 15 seconds. What is wrong ? Why wont it stay hot any longer ?
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I haveva new Wildwood Heritage Glen 263RL and my water is not hot. The water heater lights and when the hot water is first turned on it is hot but only kadt about 15 seconds. What is wrong ? Why wont it stay hot any longer ?
Usually this is caused by a bypass valve being set incorrect, which is allowing cold water to mix in with the hot water.

Do you know how to gain access to the rear of your water heater (usually thru a cabinet, false panel, or similar from inside the RV) or do you have a plumbing station?

This thread may help:

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Old 02-06-2016, 02:47 PM   #3
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water heater bypass.

You need it set for summer.

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Usually this is caused by a bypass valve being set incorrect, which is allowing cold water to mix in with the hot water.

Do you know how to gain access to the rear of your water heater (usually thru a cabinet, false panel, or similar from inside the RV) or do you have a plumbing station?

This thread may help:

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Yes I know how to get to it
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Check your valve positions, particular the bypass valve that ties the cold and hot water lines together for winterization purposes. I bet you may find the valve is in the wrong position, or not fully closed.

it's easy to confuse the position of the valve, since the water line is usually running vertical for this valve. The link I provided, as well as the diagram Ford Idaho shows above, shows how you want the valve to be. Let us know what you find, or if you can take a pic of it all to post.

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I will have to check it, i thought it was correct but it is different from my lance. I appreciate the input guys.
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I will have to check it, i thought it was correct but it is different from my lance. I appreciate the input guys.
There are actual pics in the link from post #2 here that may help you.
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That did it, had the bypass turned the wrong direction. It will scald you now thanks again guys....
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That did it, had the bypass turned the wrong direction. It will scald you now thanks again guys....
Thanks for reporting back. Not everyone does. We like it when a plan comes together!
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No problem, i really appreciate it....
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