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Old 06-20-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, I'm a new member, but have been reading posts for a while now. I have read the posts on the water heater bi-pass valves, but it seems I have looked all over the place and can't even find a valve. The water tank is right next to the couch but no valves are visible, I have had water for a few seconds then cold and according to other threads this is the problem. Also the water pump has all of a sudden just started running and not shutting off. Any ideas are helpful at this point.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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Hey everyone, I'm a new member, but have been reading posts for a while now. I have read the posts on the water heater bi-pass valves, but it seems I have looked all over the place and can't even find a valve. The water tank is right next to the couch but no valves are visible, I have had water for a few seconds then cold and according to other threads this is the problem. Also the water pump has all of a sudden just started running and not shutting off. Any ideas are helpful at this point.
Normally valves are directly behind hw heater.
You may have to remove a panel to access them.
What would be more helpful would be make model and year of camper.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:43 PM   #4
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are you sure you have a water heater? you say water tank, which sounds like you're talking about the freshwater tank.
water heaters aren't that common on popups.

what's this "water tank" look like?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:55 PM   #5
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should be an outside access panel to your hot water heater. And yes loking at a pic of this model it should have a hot water heater since it has a shower.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:09 AM   #6
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I have a 2011 625D and my valves are under the couch.
The 2000 may be different though...

I had the same thing a couple seconds of hot water, then goes cold. It was the by-pass valves. If you can find them, that will probably fix the problem.

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I have a 2011 625D and my valves are under the couch.
The 2000 may be different though...

I had the same thing a couple seconds of hot water, then goes cold. It was the by-pass valves. If you can find them, that will probably fix the problem.

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Bean, a photo of yours might help the OP.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:44 PM   #8
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The water tank is encased in styrofoam
Just behind the panel where you light the pilot
Looked under the couch and spaces surrounding
No valves whatsoever thanks for replies so
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #9
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Do you see the supply lines?

Usually one red and one blue; but could be different colors or all the same color.

If not you have not uncovered the back of the water heater yet.
It COULD be similar to this (as far as piping) but there would certainly be a cold pipe coming in the bottom and a hot pipe coming out the top.

It is also possible you have no valves and there is no bypass kit installed.
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Bypass valves are normally at the back of the hot water heater. But, who knows on a 2000 pup. So, take a look in any area where you will find plumbing. I've heard of bypass valves located under the kitchenette sink, for example. Just trace the lines as much as you can.
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