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Old 05-23-2020, 12:26 PM   #1
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Help with water heater

We just got a new trailer and we can’t figure out how to work the water heater. It won’t fill up with water, is our first problem. I understand there is a bypass, however our water heater doesn’t look like the pictures I’ve seen so I’m confused on which handles to turn where.
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:41 PM   #2
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Howdy, the pic shown is to your water pump and the antifreeze suction hose. That's different from the water heater. I copied your pic over to show below. I am going to edit it for another post, as it appears to still be in the suction setting.


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Old 05-23-2020, 01:15 PM   #3
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I saw where you edited with another pic, that shows your water heater in bypass mode. I edited the pic with arrows showing the two valves that need to be turned 90 degrees to allow for normal usage. The valve handles should be turned where the handle is facing the water heater tank, and not the bypass hose (as currently shown)
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Also on the antifreeze port suction hose, even though there is a cap on the end of the line, I would go ahead and turn it's valve handle 90 degrees too, just in case.


I can't see good enough on the pic, but is the water filter canister attached. It's directly on the right hand side line as it comes from the water pump
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I saw where you edited with another pic, that shows your water heater in bypass mode. I edited the pic with arrows showing the two valves that need to be turned 90 degrees to allow for normal usage. The valve handles should be turned where the handle is facing the water heater tank, and not the bypass hose (as currently shown)
It worked, yay, thank you so much!!! I was trying to follow instructions Iíve seen online but this water heater didnít look like the ones online. I appreciate the help, thank you so much!!
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Old 05-24-2020, 12:54 PM   #7
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It worked, yay, thank you so much!!! I was trying to follow instructions I’ve seen online but this water heater didn’t look like the ones online. I appreciate the help, thank you so much!!

You are very welcome and enjoy your RV. For future reference, there is a clearer picture of your kind of two valve bypass in this thread (I also linked to it previously above) located in post #4 of this link


https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ml#post1826511


You may can print it out, and attach it possibly to the back of your water heater in case you need it for future.


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