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Old 08-31-2010, 02:10 PM   #11
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If you fire up your heater and the water gets hot, but at the faucets it's not. Your bypass is open.... close it!

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Old 02-03-2014, 02:00 PM   #12
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Question new to the whole water heater thing on this model of Trailer I have the Suburban water heater on a SP260BHS model trailer withe the arctic package.

So here is the issue, I filled my tanks (using the local water with a hose into the city hookup). Installed the anode rod.
Then opened my hotwater taps on all faucets.
Then I turned the system on, nothing happened.
Today I pulled the anode rod out to see what might be happening, no water came out.

So in reading pass threads I see something about a bypass valve where would that be located?
I have looked all over the bottom of the trailer, nothing.

Hope someone can help me out, cold water on the Oregon coast is not fun right now.


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Old 02-03-2014, 02:06 PM   #13
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Usually the bypass is located directly on the rear of the water heater. There is usually a panel to look behind or access is gained through a storage area. Good luck.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:06 PM   #14
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Look behind your water heater inside trailer for possibly 3 valves that needs to be put in summer mode...see picture. Middle valve is by-pass needs to be closed. Two other valves needs to be in open position.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:49 PM   #15
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Looks like it is working, turned the valves just like in your picture and it filled with water.
Now i can feel the temperature changing abit so it looks like we are good.

On the SP260BHS the compartment is located under the closet by the bunk beds.

Great help, thanks.
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:21 PM   #16
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Before turning on the water heater make sure you have water in the tank. You should have a pressure release valve on the outside of the water heater. After turning on the water at the inlet, press the valve release and make sure that water comes out first before powering on the water heater. If you don't, you could burn up the water heater.

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