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Old 06-15-2014, 07:36 PM   #1
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Atwood Hot Water Heater Temp adjustment??

We just got a 2015 Forester 3011DS and took it out over the weekend. Everything worked great overall. This is our first MH so we are learning about all the components. We've had 3 TTs previously so we are familiar with most of the major things or so we thought. We noticed the hot water heater is constantly firing up to keep the water hot. (We had to use propane instead of electric to avoid exceeding 30 amps considering all we had running.) I read the booklet to see if we could turn down the temp as the water is steaming hot but I could not find a lever or round knob as suggested in the manual. Can we adjust the temp on this HWH? It's the Atwood unit now in the 2015 units. If it's adjustable, can someone please point me in the right direction of where to look for such? I did a search but couldn't find anything on the Atwood units for 2015 models. Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:55 PM   #2
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I have an Atwood and there is no way to turn it down.
They do make the model G6A-7 which is adjustable for 325.00 USD.

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Old 06-15-2014, 09:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply! We will just have to live with super hot water!
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:27 AM   #4
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You could try to adjust by-pass valve open allowing some cold water to mix with hot water.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:30 AM   #5
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A residential anti scald valve could be installed on the output side as well. We have one at home that keeps the temp reasonable. You can get them as low as 100 degrees.

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Old 06-16-2014, 07:19 PM   #6
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We will try these suggestions. Thanks for all the great advice!
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