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Old 10-15-2013, 08:19 AM   #1
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Hot water issue..

Hi! Pulled into a campground in Pigeon Forge yesterday. Hooked up to water and turned on the hot water tank. Went to Dollywood. Came home, water is hot but will not flow. Emptied tank, lots of white sticky crud came out. Cold water flows fine, and tank refilled fine, but still no flow to the kitchen, sink or shower.

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Old 10-15-2013, 08:25 AM   #2
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Do you have a hot water bypass turned on by chance?
Or a single handle bypass? Mt greens has a single handle bypass, Werth a check valve in the supply side. The check was stuck and would let water out.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #3
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Need more information!
Is this your 1st trip in this trailer?
What kind of trailer, make and model??
Did it work before and now it doesn't??
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:34 AM   #4
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As Dan stated, we need more detailed info to help.

When you say no hot water flow...do you mean no water flow at all when the hot water is turned on...or do you mean that the water just isn't hot that flows out the tap?

If the water just isn't hot, but does flow out...it's probably the bypass valves set still for winter mode...like Joel said. The Sasks have a great pdf file that you can download that shows how the bypass valves are set for winterization. If you still have the bypass valve(s) set in winterization mode, then you are mixing cold water into the hot water.

Request for Winterization & De-winterization Instructions



The white crud that came out could be the pieces of your sacrificial anode rod if you have a Suburban brand water heater. A piece of this could also clog up stuff.

Anode facts and FAQs

Drain the hot water heater?
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:26 AM   #5
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Sounds like the white stickey crud has blocked the outlet of the HW tank, Usually the check valve gets plugged. You can remove the check valve at the HW tank outlet and clean it out or remove the plastic plunger if the valve is too mucked up. Put the fitting back on the tank.

If you had to remove the plastic plunger you can put in a new check valve before you winterize.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:45 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice! I'll work on it tonight after returning from the park.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:13 PM   #7
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It's fixed!!

Turns out it was an easy fix. Just had to open up the "hot out" line and then was able to carefully use the handle end of a pliers to gradually open up the inner passageway of the brass fitting. Once I re-tightened the fitting and refilled the water heater tank, I immediately had some water flow and it improved greatly within a minute or so when all the air was out of the line. I will tell you this - my wife is happy and so am I.

THANKS AGAIN for the help!


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Turns out it was an easy fix. Just had to open up the "hot out" line and then was able to carefully use the handle end of a pliers to gradually open up the inner passageway of the brass fitting. Once I re-tightened the fitting and refilled the water heater tank, I immediately had some water flow and it improved greatly within a minute or so when all the air was out of the line. I will tell you this - my wife is happy and so am I.

THANKS AGAIN for the help!

Dave
Good deal. Always great to have a fairly simple fix that is quick
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