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How do I replace hot water check valve on 2002 winnebago…

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How do I replace hot water check valve on 2002 winnebago adventurer

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any leaks lately?

75,000 miles and no leaks, but hot water is not making it to the faucets, but the tank is full and when open the outlet vale, water comes out as expected

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '02 RV?

Winnebago adventurer

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?

I just need directions on how to replace the check valve on the hot side of the water heater

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Or more important, how to get to it, would be a s great start

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 4 months ago
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
not sure what other questions you may have, this is pretty straight forward question, how do I get to the check valve on the water heater to replace it
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 4 months ago

T​hat can be due to several things. Do you know the make and model of your water heater? If not, open up the outside inspection cover and that should be on the data tag. It might be a bypass valve in the wrong position or it might be that the check valve is stopped up with hard water deposits.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
this will have to wait until tomorrow as it is cold outside now, and also dark.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 4 months ago

The check valve is on the rear of the water heater. Top line. If yours is below the floor level it may need to be accessed from a storage bay. Most would have a removable panel that you take loose in order to get to it.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 4 months ago

No problem. I am here every day.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
do you have a pdf or something showing how to get to this check valve?
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 4 months ago

They are all different. No two are exactly the same. You have to look at your installation and see what might be on that rear area behind the water heater that would be in your way. That usually isn't that hard to do. I am adding a link to the Atwood Water Heater manual in case that is what you have. http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/atwoodwaterheater.pdf

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 4 months ago

Just checking back in to see if you were able to get to the check valve here?

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