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Old 04-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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Water Heater Question

I have the Atwood 6 Gal Water Heater, and had the opportunity to use it last weekend while camping. The WH has gas and electric options, I was using electric at the time. But my question is, I need to turn up up the temperature of the WH. The water was warm, but never got hot. Where is the knob located at to do so? This is a 2012 TT with the Atwood 6Gal WH.

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:23 AM   #2
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1st off, make sure your winterization bypass valve is completely closed. That seems to be the solution to about 95% of the "no hot water" issues here on the forum. A simple fix if that is the problem.
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Also you should be able to use gas and electric option at
The same time.
But I agree that your hw heater bypass isn't correctly turned.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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Water heater not getting hot enough

Check out this topic from last week.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:35 AM   #5
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no such feature for temp that i know of. water temp is preset and non-adjustable.
probably what the others have said, is the issue.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:38 AM   #6
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You can buy a "hot rod" electric heating element that does raise
you hw temp. But I have found all that's needed is both
gas and electric used at the same time to be sufficient during
brief showers.
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no such feature for temp that i know of. water temp is preset and non-adjustable.
probably what the others have said, is the issue.

X2 on the temp control. There is NONE. Thermostat is preset and is somewhere in the area of 180 degrees. So, when you find the problem as has been previously suggested, use extreme caution especially if little kids are around and have access to the outside shower and you're not around.

During "high demand" usage (like back to back showers) run the heater on both electric and gas to facilitate faster recovery of hot water.
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Thanks everyone. I had the trailer home today and had a better chance to survey the valves going into and out of the water heater. I had the bypass open.

I read the info on how to and such, but I guess I wasn't familer enough - till today to fully understand what the bypass valve was and where it tied the two lines together.

Thanks again! Joe
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You can buy a "hot rod" electric heating element that does raise
you hw temp. But I have found all that's needed is both
gas and electric used at the same time to be sufficient during
brief showers.
Do you have a link for this?
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