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Old 02-12-2018, 11:24 PM   #1
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3011 DS Hot water heater by pass

Does anyone know where the hot water by pass valve is located on the 3011 Ds. We have a 2018 new unit and the person who showed us the motor home didn't know where anything was. Finding out everything from the forum. Not sure how to download the app for the wireless system onto our iPhones but will worry about that later. I do know you have to be in the motor home to do it and have the code. We found the wireless router in the cabinet behind the bedroom tv.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:25 AM   #2
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Looking at the pics of your unit on this site:

New 2018 FOREST RIVER Forester 3011DS Class C Motorhome For Sale | Hamilton ON

I see that your outside water heater access door is under the rear end of the curb side window. Looking at the floor plan, that would put the water heater under your stove. I see there is a drawer or cabinet under the stove/oven. If it's a drawer, you probably have to remove it to access the valves. If it's a cabinet door, there's probably a flimsy partition at the back that keeps stuff in the cabinet from impacting the valves. If so, it's probably screwed in with a couple of screws.

Be aware that there are quite a few variations in how these valves are arranged/installed. Here's a pic of the most common method:
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Note that valves with the handles in line with the piping are OPEN. Valves with the handles perpendicular to the piping are CLOSED.

See page 2 of the attached to see most of the other versions.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:10 AM   #3
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Yes it is under the stove. Remove the drawer and you can reach in. It is very easy to download and use the lippert app. I have it on my android phone and my iPad. Practice with it and you will get used to it. Google it on youtube. Also make sure you run the generator also. Mine gummed up
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