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Old 12-24-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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Hot water heater

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We have 2012 Primetime Crusader. The hot water heater heats the water to a little over 200 degrees! We are wondering how to regulate the temp. The heater makes a weird clunking sound also. Should it be drained and cleaned. We live in the 5 er full time.
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Old 12-24-2014, 08:28 PM   #2
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Water heater temp is non adjustable
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Old 12-24-2014, 08:45 PM   #3
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It sounds like you need a limit switch. Should only be around 120 or so maybe more but maybe less. Also check behind the disk against the water heater skin and make sure you have a tight and clean connection. your only 12 degrees below boiling that is not correct and very dangerous. The disk is to open and break the contact to shut it off, then when it cools it closes and completes the circuit again and either turns your burner on or electric. If it is a tankless heater I don't know, still should be a limit somewhere.
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Old 12-26-2014, 07:27 PM   #4
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Should be popping the relief before getting to 200 degrees I thought. That's a little concerning


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Old 12-26-2014, 08:44 PM   #5
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HOT water

Yes, we've been told about the pressure release valve. I'm very concerned about it. I've started to turn the hot water heater off now because I'm afraid it might catch fire or something.
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:50 PM   #6
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Quite possible your temperature controller sensor has a build up coating it thus giving a false set point indication making the water actually warmer than normal, time to clean or replace controller/sensor I would say.
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:56 PM   #7
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Why would you heat hot water?

Are you heating with propane, electric, or both? On electric mine makes a slight hissing noise. I added a light switch with a pilot light to the electrical circuit on mine to easily turn on/off when needed for heating on electric. I only turn on an hour before hot water is needed. Easily stays hot for the rest of the day's travels for hand washing.
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Our hot water heater heats the hot water very hot, then blends in cold water before the tap. Are you getting 200 deg out of the Tap? If so WAY to hot. What is the brand and as asked before does it heat the same temp on gas as electric?

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Yes, we've been told about the pressure release valve. I'm very concerned about it. I've started to turn the hot water heater off now because I'm afraid it might catch fire or something.
Thanks for responding.
dogmother, did you ever find out what the problem is or was with your water heater?
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We haven't found out why it heats so hot. I'm turning the heater off during the day. We were keeping it on 24/7. Maybe it shouldn't be kept on all the time? We live in our 5th wheel and I guess we're still getting used to it. Far different than living in a house.
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