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Old 06-03-2016, 04:15 PM   #1
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Water heater problems , rest buttons seem to stick down







The hot water heater would not push hot water out through the faucets and we couldn't figure out why so my father in law ( his 5th wheeler) pulled the reset buttons out since it seemed that they were pressed and it now works. why do they press and stay down ? Are we using the hot water heater correctly ??


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Old 06-03-2016, 04:20 PM   #2
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Actually the reset buttons are to the hi-limit ECO thermostats. They trip if the temp gets too hot in the water tank. You press them IN to reset them and they should stay in when operating normally.

If they are popped out, they have tripped.

What you have pictured is just the rubber covers over the thermostats which here is what is underneath:

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Old 06-03-2016, 04:21 PM   #3
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They were pressed in but never came back out and somehow when they're in no hot water reaches the faucets


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They were pressed in but never came back out and somehow when they're in no hot water reaches the faucets


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Can you please clarify the no hot water to the faucet comment? Is water coming out of the hot water taps at all.

See if either of these threads can help somewhat:

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We'd turn on the hot water faucet and no hot water would come out. All cold so we thought the valve was clogged or defective and today when I saw my father in law he tells me that he fixed it by pulling the rest but out.


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We'd turn on the hot water faucet and no hot water would come out. All cold so we thought the valve was clogged or defective and today when I saw my father in law he tells me that he fixed it by pulling the rest but out.


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He may have done more than just that, but thinks that was what solved it.

Check the link I posted above about no hot water. That is usually the cause of many of these threads. Ask him if he messed with the bypass/crossover valves too.
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Ok, thanks and I will update thread once I look into it further


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We'd turn on the hot water faucet and no hot water would come out. All cold so we thought the valve was clogged or defective and today when I saw my father in law he tells me that he fixed it by pulling the rest but out.


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He must have meant he pushed them in. If he "pulled" them out he most likely broke the limit switch in both the DC and the AC thermostats.
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They were pressed in but never came back out and somehow when they're in no hot water reaches the faucets


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never mind.
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If this is the first time you used the RV since it was winterized, the WH bypass could still be in winter position. If you now have hot water, you may not have waited long enough or one of the connections was loose and playing with the resets reconnected it. As wmtire stated above those are pop switched and are on when pushed in.
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