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I have a state scout hot water heater that does not put out anything but warm water now, why?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Plumbing
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6/24/2010
Plumber: Pitsch Plumbing, State Certified Plumbing Contractor replied 8 years ago
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Try this. Turn of the water supply to the heater and wait 30-45 minutes. Turn the water on and see if its hot. If it is, there is a leak somewhere. I only say this because the Scout is made for mobiles and most of the time with this complaint we find a leak in the tubing under the home. Otherwise, there are only 2 types of parts on that heater. Element's (one or two depending on model) and Thermostats (one or two depending on model) and you will need a multimeter to check those. Check for 120 or 240 volts depending on model number of the heater then check the ohms on the heaters elements. a 4500 watt 240 element will ohm out at 12.8 , give or take a little (.5)

 

check voltage at the top 2 terminals ( red and black if its 240 ) and then check the upper element for 240. If you could post a model number, that would help out.

 

Ill be away till late afternoon. So, if this doesnt work, Im sure another expert can and will be able to help. Gotta go back to work now.Undecided



Edited by Pitsch Plumbing on 6/24/2010 at 4:03 PM EST
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