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Old 09-26-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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How do I increase my hot water temp in my Triple E motorhome

My 1999 Triple E Commander hot water temp is only 100 degrees. How can I increase the temperature? Where do I find the control to do it?
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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What brand, type of water heater is it? Most RV water heaters can't be adjusted like a home unit. Make sure the tank is clean of scale and that no mixing valves, like an outside shower, has valves open so hot mixes with cold. To clean the tank:

HOW TO: Flush a Suburban RV Water Heater - YouTube
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Suburban model SW6DEM. All that I read SUGGESTS that the temp should be adjusted by a trained tech. I am an electrician and am confident that I can adjust a tempertature. I do find an electronic card which may suggest that it is adjusted via another electronic device i.e. even a computer.
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I've not found any information about adjusting the thermostat. Here's a link to purchasing replacement controls for 120, 130, and 140 degrees. Product Listing water heater parts, Suburban-other
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:37 PM   #5
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The thermostat has to be changed. The thermostats are actually a disc that pops at a preset temp. As you can see in bflinn's post they come as an assy. They are simple to replace.
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Does your heater have an electric element as well and do you have the same temperature problem when running on electric as on propane.

If so, then if there are separate thermostats for electric and propane, the thermostat isn't the problem
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Thanks folks for the responses. Upon more investigation and a few comments from the threads, I have found what I was looking for. The temperature discs. One SET for electric operation and one SET for gas (high temp and thermostat).

Much appreciated.
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