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Hi Randall, back again! The hot water tank says the electric igniter is on and working but no hot water at the faucets?? Opening the top fitting there appears to be a plastic something inside the brace fitting! Any ideas??
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11/21/2018
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago
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Hi! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with this. I may need some additional information from you first in order to give a complete answer.

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
We converses last Friday about the rear slide stopping. 2007 Forest River Wildwood RV
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago

What "top fitting" is that? On the rear of the water heater? Is the winterizing bypass on perhaps? Make and model of this water heater?

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
194712 on the heater no make or model. what would the winterizing look like? There is a valve on the cold line which is horizontal.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago

Open up the outside inspection cover and see what the make and model is? Or is this an instant hot version?

Or attach a photo of it to your response so I can see it.

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
It’s propane with electric igniter, which seems to be working fine
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago

I can't tell you much without know what you have.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago

That is a Suburban water heater. Where did you see this plastic part you mentioned? The winterizing bypass is off so that isn't the problem. They do have a plastic liner inside the tank.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago

Yes, I know how they work. Perhaps the check valve on the hot exit is plugged or stuck closed. That is a common problem from hard water deposits. You have to turn the water heater off and allow it to cool and then drain it before you try to remove that.

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I just tried that and it works
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago

So water comes out of the hot water side?

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I’m getting him warm water coming out of the pop the top port which is the hot side of the the heater there’s a plastic something or other back in that first brass fitting that goes into the tank at that because in some restriction
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago

That is a check valve. It may be jammed or broken.

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
How do you un-jam it? There appears to be plenty of water coming out but it is cold!
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago

Then the water heater isn't heating the water up. Are you using LP mode or does this have an AC mode as well?

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I only see LP
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago

No, it has an A/C mode as well. I see the heater element cap in front. Lower left hand corner.

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
When I checked the relief valve outside, the water was hot
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago

Then it should be hot coming out of the top. It can't be both.

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Thank you we will call someone to check it out. Too confusing!
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago

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