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Old 04-28-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy Water heater relief valve

I filled all the tanks, have the water heater valve in the right direction but when I push the relief valve on the water heater nothing comes out. I am thinking it is not filled up but don't know why. Any ideas?
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:30 PM   #2
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You need to pull the lever towards you.

You do have pressure on the system, correct......you have water coming out of the faucets ??

If that doesn't work, then maybe the bypass valves aren't exactly right.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:24 PM   #3
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Well, did you turn all the valves behind the water heater? Could still be in winterize mode, water heater bypassed. Don't light it or turn on the electric element until you have water out of the pop off valve.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:47 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I have water in all faucets and can find only one valve which is in the right position. Could there be only one valve?
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It's possible. Do you mind telling us what trailer, 5er or MH you have? Maybe someone with your exact model can help.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:24 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. I have water in all faucets and can find only one valve which is in the right position. Could there be only one valve?
A photo of the water lines going into and out of your water heater would be good if you can get a camera in there.
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It is a 2005 Wildwood 26' travel trailer. Water heater is suburban. Here is a picture of the only valve I can find and I have torn everything apart but still no water coming out of relief valve
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:17 PM   #8
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Will the valve turn 180 degrees the other way? If not, I would try removing the relief valve, it may be defective.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:19 PM   #9
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I believe the valve is positioned correctly. It only will turn 90 degrees so it points UP when winterized. There is a one way check valve at the top of the heater and that 3 way valve.

We just worked this problem and here was the solution:
warm not hot water
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Herk, I think he said he is getting water from every faucet, but nothing out of the relief valve, suggesting the tank is not filling.
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