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Old 04-21-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Water Heater

I have a 2012 Georgetown 378 motor home. I took it out to try it out and I need to know how do I get water into the water heate? I have not be able to find the bypass switch.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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Not a switch, but a valve. Look around the backside of the wh.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:01 PM   #3
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Bypass switch?
To get the WH to heat you either have to be plugged into 120VAC and go outside to turn it on, or you need to turn on the propane and light it by turning the inside switch on. Of course you must have the RV also connected to a water source or you run the risk of burning up the tank. Didn't the dealer show you how to use the systems at PDI?
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:27 PM   #4
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didn't the dealer's PDI show you where it was and what to do?

sounds like a pretty lousy PDI if they don't even show you where the bypass valve is and how to fill the WH.
God knows what else they failed to do. that's pretty basic PDI info.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:33 PM   #5
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Donald,

Welcome to the forum.
Don't let the grouchy old men scare you off.
I know this is your first post.

While I am not familiar with your rig, there are folks here who can help you. We spend an inordinate amount of effort helping users who should have been helped by the dealer they bought their rig from.

Sometimes a photo posted can help us zero in on what you need.
The FAQ section has helpful hints on how to use the forum to search for answers on how to do stuff on the board, like post photos, and find information like manuals for your equipment.

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Old 04-21-2012, 08:03 PM   #6
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NO the dealer did not show me. They did a basic walk through and nothing more. I found nothing on the back of the wqater heater no switch, no nobs nothing.
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Don't think it will be a switch. It should be a valve and possibly the valve is turned to bypass the water heater.

Iggy, we need a little help here!
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Herk, I'm new to this forum but I can tell already that you are a valuable source of information and a Statesman too! Thanks in advance.
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