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Old 10-30-2013, 09:53 PM   #11
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Yea it seems to be mixing the two. If I closed that valve do you think it would help or would it shut the water off to the unit
If you close that valve, it will shut off your cold water supply to heater, if it is functioning correctly. As i said, I have 3 valves on my 2011 Flagstaff fiver and I have had to replace all 3 because they stripped out.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:02 PM   #12
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Think ill go get a bypass kit and install it on the unit. Thanks for the help
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:16 PM   #13
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Also check the out side shower and inside shower to see if the hot and cold water valves are open and the shower head valve is in the off position. That will cause a mixing of hot and cold water.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:18 PM   #14
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Check the thing on the back of the head is what your saying.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:30 PM   #15
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Guys, the valve he's showing is a three-way. It's doing both functions.

It looks to me like it's in the bypass position however. Try rotating it by 180 degrees and see if you get hot water.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:32 PM   #16
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Check the thing on the back of the head is what your saying.
The valve can be leaking by but now it is aligned properly. Try to set it a few times between bypass and normal, see if you can get to seat.

My quarter is on the thermostat opening too soon. One way to test is make a short jumper with alligator clips and "jump out the connecters under the rubber boot with buttons. The a/c is the lower unit on the left, the gas thermo is the lower unit on the right. On sesond thought i'll put a second quarter on the leaking valve also.
You didn't say if both heat methods are wrong?
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:36 PM   #17
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Prooane works just fine. I did check the outside shower as Frank-VA suggested and the shower head itself was open but the hot and cold handles were closed
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Prooane works just fine. I did check the outside shower as Frank-VA suggested and the shower head itself was open but the hot and cold handles were closed
Ok that puts my 2 quarters on the thermostat on the left for the a/c side. These devices are very light duty and must switch up to 15 amps at 120 volts. They fail often but usually burn open. Try to temp bypass or just change. Other remote possilbility is the element is bad, dont think you would get "lukewarm" though.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:08 PM   #19
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Guys, the valve he's showing is a three-way. It's doing both functions.

It looks to me like it's in the bypass position however. Try rotating it by 180 degrees and see if you get hot water.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:34 PM   #20
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Ditto, this what you need to get hot water from the tank without mixing with the cold. RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Travel Trailers: Hot Water Heater only gets warm It also shows the valve settings for winterization.
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