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Old 02-22-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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electric hot water heater not heating water very much

just pulled my 2012 Surveyor SP 295 down to Florida for the second time, and I have used the trailer at least 10 seperate times including runs of a month, and a week at a time. Never had the hot water heater only barely work on the electric side. I have double checked, that I opened both valves to it, and I know water is in it. If the element is fried, I wouldn't have any heat at all. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:14 AM   #2
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just pulled my 2012 Surveyor SP 295 down to Florida for the second time, and I have used the trailer at least 10 seperate times including runs of a month, and a week at a time. Never had the hot water heater only barely work on the electric side. I have double checked, that I opened both valves to it, and I know water is in it. If the element is fried, I wouldn't have any heat at all. Anyone have any ideas?
Its possible that element is working but barely.
A new element isn't that much just to try.

Gas side work ok?
I also believe there is a hw heater troubleshooting guide in the files section
Located in upper left hand of web page by user cp.

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:59 AM   #3
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Actually, I am getting to old apparently. I forgot to close off the middle valve between the cold going in, and the hot going out.

Sometimes we get so worried about the big things, forget to check the little.
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Very environmentally conscious, you were recycling the hot water so you didn't use as much...
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:28 AM   #5
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Actually, I am getting to old apparently. I forgot to close off the middle valve between the cold going in, and the hot going out.

Sometimes we get so worried about the big things, forget to check the little.
Good deal!
Since you mention valves were already set I didn't mention.
Although I did think about it!

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Old 02-23-2013, 04:24 PM   #6
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Actually, I am getting to old apparently. I forgot to close off the middle valve between the cold going in, and the hot going out.

Sometimes we get so worried about the big things, forget to check the little.
HA! That's funny.

My big stupid was forgetting to take the charcoal filter out of the water pump when winterizing. Couldn't figure out why I didn't get pink output from the RV antifreeze. Don't want to tell you how many gallons I ran through it before I realized that the filter was removing the pink . . . .
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