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Old 11-22-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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2010 SP 186 Hot Water Heater

OK, here I am yet again! We are on our first trip out and cant seem to get the hot water heater to heat up hot enough to take a shower with. We are plugged into electricity and are flowing propane. The little switch in the back outside in the panel is switched to ON. The inside switch is ON and it seems to have lit fine. My question: How do we turn the hot water heater up? And help, as always, will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:57 PM   #2
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OK, here I am yet again! We are on our first trip out and cant seem to get the hot water heater to heat up hot enough to take a shower with. We are plugged into electricity and are flowing propane. The little switch in the back outside in the panel is switched to ON. The inside switch is ON and it seems to have lit fine. My question: How do we turn the hot water heater up? And help, as always, will be greatly appreciated!
The quick answer is you can't turn it up...Most modern RV water heaters have pre-set thermal switches set at 140 degrees. There may also be a 2nd safety which is set at 180. If your not getting water up to at least 140 degrees then there is something wrong.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:33 PM   #3
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Make sure the by-pass valves are in the operate position and not in the bypass position. This should have been done when the trailer was un-winterized, but many forget. There are usually 2 valves. Make sure both are correct for operation and not for by-pass.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:27 PM   #4
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Great call Windrider! That was exactly the issue! I had to close the middle valve, now we have hot water! Thanks for the advice, you helped save our trip!
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