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Old 11-13-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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XLR 27HFS Water Heater Question

I have a 2013 27HFS and for some reason I am not getting hot water. I checked and the water heater is hot, so I know that is working. Can you guys give me some ideas on what I can try? I live in Iowa, and did not get the winter package, so I was wondering if this might be an issue as well.

Thanks for any ideas that you can supply!
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:24 PM   #2
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I have a 2013 27HFS and for some reason I am not getting hot water. I checked and the water heater is hot, so I know that is working. Can you guys give me some ideas on what I can try? I live in Iowa, and did not get the winter package, so I was wondering if this might be an issue as well.

Thanks for any ideas that you can supply!
Sounds like you may have the bypass valve(s) behind the water heater set incorrect, or have a faulty one.

If you have the 3 valve system (but you may also have only one or two valves), then they need to be turned like this for normal operation.

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Old 11-17-2014, 06:59 PM   #3
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Exactly. The bypass valve is open.
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Well you guys were all correct. I had the bypass valve open. What a knucklehead move. Thanks for all the help. I plan to test it out Thursday when I can fill it with water.
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Well you guys were all correct. I had the bypass valve open. What a knucklehead move. Thanks for all the help. I plan to test it out Thursday when I can fill it with water.
It's just one of those things that happens. Glad you got it fixed. Happy camping.
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XLR 27HFS Water Heater Question

There is a reason we all knew what it was, you are not even close to being the first person to do this.
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, you are not even close to being the first person to do this.
Yep, and won't be anywhere near the last one either.

You can make yourself a note to watch the forums around springtime, when everyone starts de-winterizing their RV's or buying them off the dealer lot's.

You will see a huge influx of "no hot water" threads.......due to the bypass valves. The best part is, you will now know how to "pay it forward" for the next camper who has a similar problem. You are an expert now.
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