Originally Posted by Bbbarker194
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?
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.