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Old 12-28-2018, 07:57 PM   #1
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Water heater bypass valve

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I have a 2018 forester 3011. I can not seem to find the heater bypass valve. I looked where the water filter is but the only valve I see there is the winterazation tube valve. Can someone please tell me where to look. A picture would be great also.

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Old 12-28-2018, 07:59 PM   #2
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Hello All!

I have a 2018 forester 3011. I can not seem to find the heater bypass valve. I looked where the water filter is but the only valve I see there is the winterazation tube valve. Can someone please tell me where to look. A picture would be great also.

Thank you!
Look at the back of the water heater, that will be where you will find it.
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:02 PM   #3
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I opened the outside cover to access the water heater and I don’t see how to look behind it it totally enclosed with no access to the back
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There should be a removable panel at the back of the heater (inside the MH) to access the bypass valve(s).
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:13 PM   #5
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Looking here:

https://www.mhsrv.com/2018-forest-ri...-c-tx-i2057297

your water heater appears to be under the fridge. Looking at the inside pics, there's a panel under the fridge. You need to open/remove it. It may be screwed in place.

There are a number of ways they've plumbed the bypass valves. See here to see which you have:
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File Type: pdf Byass valve arrangements.pdf (111.8 KB, 81 views)
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Thank you. I will check it out
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:52 PM   #7
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I just went out and found the panel you were talking about. It is located in a panel below the sink and not under the fridge. Thank you for your help!
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:33 PM   #8
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Another poorly done PDI by a dealer. That is one of many things that should have been covered at the time of taking possession of any RV.
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I just went out and found the panel you were talking about. It is located in a panel below the sink and not under the fridge. Thank you for your help!
You're right. I mis-calculated from outside to inside. Glad you found it.
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You are so correct. There is a ton of things the dealer did not go over with us. I had to find out most of the things on my own
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