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Old 11-22-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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Water heater issue (SOLVED)

We just bought a new palomino t-291 thoroughbred. the walk through took about 5 mins and now i am having trouble getting hot water. I am using the AC and the LP switches. I get one burst of hot water and then it just goes
Luke warm. Any suggestions??
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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The water heater by pass valve is open which allows mixing of cold water with hot. You need to access behind the water heater and look for the water line that runs between the inlet and outlet lines of the water heater and close the valve on that line.

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Old 11-22-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
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That's it!! Thanks very much Dave. Really appreciate it. Any idea why they have this bypass opened to begin with?
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:17 PM   #4
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The bypass valve would be open when the water system is winterized.

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:38 PM   #5
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I have the same hot water problem on my 2011 Cedar Creek Silver Back. Where exactly is this by pass valve on my unit?
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:08 PM   #6
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Hey Joe,

Easiest way to find it is to look on the exterior of your RV and find the water heater compartment...there will then be a way to access the back of the heater from the interior directly behind the exterior compartment. In mine it was behind a bottom cabinet door that serves no other purpose but to access the water heater...you may need a philips screwdriver to remove the cabinet hinge. you will then see a line that connects the inlet and outlet lines....simply close that valve and you should be good.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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It should be in the area behind your water heater. You may have to remove an access panel to get at it.

BTW, welcome to the forum!

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