Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-10-2014, 11:36 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
hockeytownmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Lyon, MI
Posts: 1,124
Hot Water Heater Issues...again

The bypass valve is broken - same issue as the last time in 2012, it just turns, but doesn't do anything else. And the hot water heater isn't filling with water unless I have both hot and cold faucets handles open. It gets hot just fine once it does fill, but then the water doesn't go to the faucets. Any ideas? I hate taking a shower in public showers, this stinks! -- The chick currently camping in TX and hating my showering experiences!
__________________

__________________
Kristina & Family
2015 Sunseeker 3170ds
'13 Honda Pilot -Kar Kaddy 3

Nights camped in 2011/36, 2012/9, 2013/24, 2014/27; 2015/50 2016: 34
hockeytownmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 07:22 AM   #2
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
I'd replace the plastic valve with a brass unit.
Problem solved.

TURBS

Sabre owners united!
__________________

__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 09:32 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
hockeytownmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Lyon, MI
Posts: 1,124
Sure, but I don't think the broken valve is why I can't get water. The bypass is in the closed position, cold water is open, hot water is open. It just won't fill unless the cold water tap is on. And I can't "pull" the water from the hot water tank to the tap.
__________________
Kristina & Family
2015 Sunseeker 3170ds
'13 Honda Pilot -Kar Kaddy 3

Nights camped in 2011/36, 2012/9, 2013/24, 2014/27; 2015/50 2016: 34
hockeytownmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 09:44 AM   #4
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by hockeytownmom View Post
Sure, but I don't think the broken valve is why I can't get water. The bypass is in the closed position, cold water is open, hot water is open. It just won't fill unless the cold water tap is on. And I can't "pull" the water from the hot water tank to the tap.
Regardless, do what Turbs suggested. Problem solved.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 09:46 AM   #5
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
If the bypass is broke in the open position then the water will take the path of least resistance and flow thru the bypass and not water heater. Correct?

TURBS

Sabre owners united!
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 10:01 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
hockeytownmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Lyon, MI
Posts: 1,124
It's closed, it's been closed since I winterized it, per our instructions from our dealer. When I couldn't get the water into the tank, I tried to open the bypass and the valve didn't open, just turn.

I have to take it to an RV shop to get the valves redone, I can't get into the space well, and there's not a whole lot of line to work with.
__________________
Kristina & Family
2015 Sunseeker 3170ds
'13 Honda Pilot -Kar Kaddy 3

Nights camped in 2011/36, 2012/9, 2013/24, 2014/27; 2015/50 2016: 34
hockeytownmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 10:24 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 12,036
Hocky,is your bypass a (3 valve type or check valve type? Youroo!!
__________________
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 10:31 AM   #8
Site Team
 
Kaadk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by hockeytownmom View Post
It's closed, it's been closed since I winterized it, per our instructions from our dealer. When I couldn't get the water into the tank, I tried to open the bypass and the valve didn't open, just turn.

I have to take it to an RV shop to get the valves redone, I can't get into the space well, and there's not a whole lot of line to work with.
Typically the bypass needs to be opened to winterize and closed to use the tank. If it was closed to winterize, sounds like you got something backwards. Most likely it's actually open (or leaking aka open), causing the issue.

Having it repaired at least is the first step. See what happens from there.
__________________
There's no use crying over spilt milk, unless it's on your keyboard.
Kaadk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 10:50 AM   #9
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaadk View Post
Typically the bypass needs to be opened to winterize and closed to use the tank. If it was closed to winterize, sounds like you got something backwards. Most likely it's actually open (or leaking aka open), causing the issue.

Having it repaired at least is the first step. See what happens from there.
Correct!

TURBS

Sabre owners united!
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 10:54 AM   #10
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
If you winterized correctly that valve should have been open .

TURBS

Sabre owners united!
__________________

__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
heater, hot water, water, water heater

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:17 PM.