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Old 09-14-2006, 10:08 AM   #1
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I know I'm not the brightest light on the tree, but I'm trying to turn the temp down on my water heater, and for the life of me I can't find the control (it's a 6 Gal Atwood). The manual says its either at White Rodgers or Robertshaw and gives a pretty little drawing of each, but WHERE THE HECK is the dang thing! I've looked in the outside panel, and tried to look under the sink towards the back of it, but haven't had any luck.

I know when one of you gives me the answer, I'll kick myself and say "Doh!"
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I know I'm not the brightest light on the tree, but I'm trying to turn the temp down on my water heater, and for the life of me I can't find the control (it's a 6 Gal Atwood). The manual says its either at White Rodgers or Robertshaw and gives a pretty little drawing of each, but WHERE THE HECK is the dang thing! I've looked in the outside panel, and tried to look under the sink towards the back of it, but haven't had any luck.

I know when one of you gives me the answer, I'll kick myself and say "Doh!"
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:35 AM   #3
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Gary,

There are two thermostats on your water heater. One is the normal cycling thermostat and the other is the high temperature cutoff stat.

The two stats are behind the gray cover in this photograph. If you notice there are 4 wires with red colored spade connectors right in the center of the water heater. Two of those wires connect to each of the thermostats.

The bad news is that you will have to look at the thermostat to see if it is adjustable. Most are not, but are fixed temperature thermostats. You can buy a lower temperature one or an adjustable one from your dealer to lower the temp if your OEM one is fixed temp.




The thermostats look like these
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:41 PM   #4
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Well, that certainly looks exactly like what I've got, but that means that BOTH the manual in the infocase, PLUS the decals inside the outside cover are COMPLETELY wrong about the type of thermostat installed and the pilot lighting method. That is inexcusable in my books, and even potentially dangerous.
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I had to read my manual about five times before I found a little something that implied that the spark ignite type doesn't look like the pilot light type.
I think they need to improve their manual.
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