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Old 03-23-2012, 10:31 PM   #11
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Found it! And yes, the bypass was engaged. You have to pull out the drawers in the kitchen area to access the valve. For the life of me, I can't understand why the dealer wouldn't tell me this during the inspection. But i should have checked to make sure the tank had water FIRST!! Rookie mistake on my part I guess. Just hope I didn't burn out the electric element trying to heat a dry tank.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:34 PM   #12
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It should be under warranty and the dealer should fix it free of cost. I would make sure they showed me where & how to use the system.
I can agree with what you are saying here

but say the parts cost $20 to repair and you are two hours away from your dealer.
I have a few things I could have taken back for repair but since my dealer is two hours away - I chose to do the repairs myself - Minor to me but major to someone else.

4 hour trip plus the cost of gas would exceed the cost of the repair IMO - provided the owner is a handy person and can read a manual - my choice would be be to do the repair myself. Not everyone is in the same boat as I am in though.
just putting a diffrent spin on things
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:35 PM   #13
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you may be ok you'll just have to try it !
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Found it! And yes, the bypass was engaged. You have to pull out the drawers in the kitchen area to access the valve. For the life of me, I can't understand why the dealer wouldn't tell me this during the inspection. But i should have checked to make sure the tank had water FIRST!! Rookie mistake on my part I guess. Just hope I didn't burn out the electric element trying to heat a dry tank.
Glad to hear you got it.

it is a rookie mistake - we all have made them -
some of us just dont tell

Test the water heater and let us know how you made out
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I had a walk through with my Puma when I bought it, still didn't remember everything because it was new to me. I went over it from one end to the other when I got home. It was a used one when I bought it from a dealer and had been winterized. When I de-winterized it, I pulled the anode out on the hot water heater and flushed the system. I found out I had a badly corroded anode. Cleaned that area out real good. When I was at the dealer I can remember the serviceman showing me where the bypass valves were, I still had to pull the panel off again to look at it when I de-winterized it. I wanted to check for leaks. I found the AC switch outside and turned it on. I had flipped the breaker to the off position on the walk through just to be sure I didn't make a mistake and not put water in it. After I found out how everything worked, I fired it up for a check up. I still had to be refreshed on things, even though the serviceman told me about it because everything was new to me.
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Ok. I lifted the pressure valve and no water comes out. Would the bypass be engaged on a brand new unit? Gas Lines were purged by the way. If there's no water in there them I surely burnt out the electric heat element when I turned it on for an hour.

Next question is where the heck is the bypass valve on this trailer? I've taken off two panels to no avail.
Bearcat - On our 2012 29rk water heater, the switch that turns the electric element on and off has a pin though it (similar to a cotter key or hair pin) that has to be removed before the electric element can be turned on if the pin is installed.There is no warning placard next to switch, but it should serve as a warning that the switch should not be turned on without checking something else first. I always make certain that the pin is reinstalled after we use the electric side of the heater.

It sounds like your heater is perhaps different in this aspect, but our dealer warned us many times not to turn the electric element on without making sure the tank has water in it. The FR rep I spoke to also repeated this warning.
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Update: Luckily, the heating element is not burnt out and everything is fine. I had an issue with the the hot water temp for a while but figured out that I needed to close the bypass valve that mixed the hot and cold water. Duh!!! I dropped the TT off at the dealer yesterday to have a water leak fixed(kitchen sink drain) and they checked everything out and made sure it was fully operational. And to my surprise, they also made a small modification for me as well. My 20amp in-line fuse that controls the electric awning, jacks and slide kept blowing(3 times in 4 weeks), so they removed the in-line fuse and replaced it with a self resetting 20amp breaker. This is one of those times that I am glad I bought from a local dealer rather than someone hundreds of miles away!!
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Glad to hear you got great service from your dealer
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