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Old 02-22-2017, 08:41 PM   #1
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Can't find hot water bypass valves

We have purchased a 2015 Columbus Palomino 320 and took a short trip this past weekend. The hot water heater is getting hot but no hot water is getting to any of the faucets. I have tested the water at the relief valve and water is hot. I have searched everywhere for a bypass and can't find it. Any ideas. Thanks
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:58 PM   #2
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We have purchased a 2015 Columbus Palomino 320 and took a short trip this past weekend. The hot water heater is getting hot but no hot water is getting to any of the faucets. I have tested the water at the relief valve and water is hot. I have searched everywhere for a bypass and can't find it. Any ideas. Thanks
Maybe this thread (4th paragraph) can help you locate the winterization valves.

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Old 02-22-2017, 09:04 PM   #3
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I don't have your model RV but as far as I know the bypass valves are right on the back of the water heater. Sounds to me the valve on the discharge is closed. You'll probably need a flashlight to see into the access to the heater.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:13 PM   #4
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If you have a suburban or Atwood WH, the valves are directly behind the water heater usually hidden behind a panel or drawer. Find the water heater on the outside of the RV then go inside and look for a panel or removable drawer in that area. If water is getting in, the intake side is correct. It could be the bypass valve is open allowing cold water into the hot water side. On some of the newer units, FR uses a 3 way valve on the output side to choose if hot water ( from heater ) or cold water (from cold water line) is fed into hot water plumbing. See Photo below.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:03 PM   #5
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The bypass is on the control panel outside in the convenience center. It is one of the switches on the panel
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This is where they are on my Columbus, yours may be a switch on the panel since it is newer that mine.
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