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Old 05-22-2011, 10:24 AM   #1
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3 seconds of hot water???

I have a 99 dutchstar and I am only getting 3 seconds of hot water and cant figure out why?? Can anyone help?

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Old 05-22-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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There has been other posts on the subject. You may be able to run a search. I recall the problem was solved by some by making sure the outside faucet mixing valve was turned fully off. With the pull out hose having a thumb shut off the mixing valve gets left on and causes the problem. I had a similiar problem and it was because the hose that by passes the water heater for winterizing was not labeled properly and when spring time came around I had not turned the valves properly. Are you heating the water by elec element or Gas. Are you sure they are actually heating the water. There is an drain plug on the heater. If there is a question on if the water is actually hot, loosen the plug and check it out.

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Old 05-22-2011, 10:59 AM   #3
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1. The outside faucet in the utility bay, make sure both cold and hot are off.
2. There are winterizing valves. There should be a diagram to show the position of the valves when using the coach.
3. Behind the water heater there is a bypass valve. Make sure the valve is closed.

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Our problem was caused by the shut off for the shower head in the bathroom. This is the same as previously stated for the outside bay or shower tap. If you have one make sure both taps are turned off and it's not just the shower head shutoff turned off,l otherwise cold water bypasses from cold tap to the hot tap.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:52 PM   #5
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Thanks. Valve on back side of water heater did it.
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