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Old 01-19-2015, 07:18 AM   #1
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No Hot Water - Please help

I have a 2014 32RL Cedar Creek. This is our maiden voyage with this unit. I cannot figure out how to turn on the water heater. There is an on/off switch on the front of the water heater which I have turned to "on". Inside the RV there is a DSI / FLT switch which I have on DSI. There is a second red switch which is marked tank heater that I assume is to use propane to heat water (I have tried that turned on and off with no luck). I have checked the breaker - it is fine. Any ideas?

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Are you sure there's water in the tank?
How did you check if so?
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Are you sure there's water in the tank?
How did you check if so?

yes, I am sure. I turned on the hot water inside the rv to check
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:26 AM   #4
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yes, I am sure. I turned on the hot water inside the rv to check
Unfortunately if the wh is bypassed you'll get water at faucets but there will be no water in tank.
The ONLY way to check for water in the tank is by opening the pressure relief valve outside.
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:36 AM   #5
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There are wh bypass valves behind your wh and if they are bypassed for winterizing no water goes into tank and you'll still get water at the tap making you think that it's coming from wh.
If you didn't have water in the tank you probably burnt out the electric element.
Evidently the dealer did not show you this?
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As Turbs says check your by-pass valves behind water heater...here's another thread that shows valves

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I have a 2014 32RL Cedar Creek. This is our maiden voyage with this unit. I cannot figure out how to turn on the water heater. There is an on/off switch on the front of the water heater which I have turned to "on". Inside the RV there is a DSI / FLT switch which I have on DSI. There is a second red switch which is marked tank heater that I assume is to use propane to heat water (I have tried that turned on and off with no luck). I have checked the breaker - it is fine. Any ideas?

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If you have a Suburban water heater this FAQ may help in the operation of the propane and separate electric heating element sides:

Suburban's electric switch and much more

As others have pointed out, if your hot water tank is in the winterization bypass mode, with the valves set to by pass the water heater.....then the cold water line is currently merged into the hot water line, and the water heater itself has been bypassed.....and there is no water in it. Everything coming out of the hot water line tap is, really just the cold water line.

EDIT: Here is a pic of how you want your bypass valves to be. The cold water inlet and hot water outlet valves are open (handles turned parallel with lines), and the bypass line valve closed (handle turned perpendicular to the line). It's also possible you may only have one or two valves instead of the 3 pictured.



To make sure there is water in the heater itself, go outside to the water heater and flip up the pressure relief valve lever (near the top of the heater) and see if water comes out.

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All valves set correctly. My bypass valves are in the utility compartment along with a drawing of the correct setup.
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Do not turn on the water heater switch until you know the tank is full of water...if you have the polar package the tank heater switch is to warm your storage tanks and valves....so that should be off unless freezing temps are encountered...the switch with the red light next to it is for propane to heat your water tank....the red light should go off after the propane ignites....there should be a 110v on off switch on the front of the heater thru the outside access....there should also be a reset push to set button on the element area....and the 110 v should be also on the circuit breaker panel on the inside....FILL THE WATER HEATER UNTIL WATER SPURTS OUT OF THE PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE....BEFORE YOU TURN ON ANYTHING....good luck...
propane and electric can be used separate or together.....in order to see what is working use one then the other.....to heat water after tank is full....
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Unfortunately if the wh is bypassed you'll get water at faucets but there will be no water in tank.
The ONLY way to check for water in the tank is by opening the pressure relief valve outside.
Did you Open the relief valve yet? Youroo!!
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