RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-13-2019, 09:49 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
rarebear.nm's Avatar


 
Excel Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 2,514
Did not see any hunks of junk in the hot inlet, but it was white with minerals. Did not look at the tank outlet. I could use the camera snake tomorrow to try to peer in there. Did not remove the heater.
__________________

__________________
Fred & Denise (RVM157) New Mexico
2007 Excel Classic 30RSO & 2015 Mini Winnie 22R
2007 RAM 3500, Diesel, 6Spd Auto, SWD, 4x4, CC & LB
rarebear.nm is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-13-2019, 09:56 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 9,027
Might try using a garden hose and flush tank


Remove drain plug.....place end of hose on Tank Hot OUT with some rags and do some short blasts to backflush tank


Don't want to clog up Mixing Valve right after cleaning it
__________________

__________________
Is it time for YOUR medication or MINE
2007 Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 11:31 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
rarebear.nm's Avatar


 
Excel Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 2,514
I cobbled a few plumbing fittings to get a female hose connection going into the tank hot port. Ran about ten gallons at full force through it. Figure that would back flush anything in that tube.



I soaked the valve in vinegar for 24 hours and reinstalled it.


Drained tank, added five gallons of vinegar, heated it and let set for 4 hours. Then flushed and rinsed the tank real good. Will try a heating test tomorrow. Now I understand how that mixing valve works, so I may make some adjustments if I don't like the first results. Counting the turns I make. I already marked on the handle and valve fitting the current home position.


Since I now have a valve on the cold feed to the mixer valve, I could also adjust the amount of cold going to the mixer valve.
__________________
Fred & Denise (RVM157) New Mexico
2007 Excel Classic 30RSO & 2015 Mini Winnie 22R
2007 RAM 3500, Diesel, 6Spd Auto, SWD, 4x4, CC & LB
rarebear.nm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2019, 10:42 AM   #32
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 9,027
If it doesn't work now........time to start heating water in a pan on stove top


Nothing like a TOTAL rework!







Curious...
Did you 'unseal' mixing valve so it is now 'adjustable'?
Factory preset for 130*F then pin/set screw & plug so not 'owner adjustable'
__________________
Is it time for YOUR medication or MINE
2007 Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2019, 02:28 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
rarebear.nm's Avatar


 
Excel Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 2,514
Yes, I did pop out the epoxy or whatever from the set screw on the mixing valve. The valve I have is a Watts unit. What I understand from the Watts web site is that hotter is counterclockwise on the adjusting handle. Any different knowledge on that detail?


Been at a client site all day, I'm trying to be retired, but a RV dealer has been a long time customer of mine and they don't seem to want any other IT person. So I still take of them.


Anyhow, I home now and will out on the heater issue again.
__________________
Fred & Denise (RVM157) New Mexico
2007 Excel Classic 30RSO & 2015 Mini Winnie 22R
2007 RAM 3500, Diesel, 6Spd Auto, SWD, 4x4, CC & LB
rarebear.nm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2019, 02:34 PM   #34
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 8
Max temperature for Atwood GE16EXT

I had same issue, removed the water mixing valve and the check valve, the check valve had lots of calcium restricting flow. I also adjust the mixer and now water flow and temperature is great. I have pics on how to do it, just donít know how to load them lol
__________________
RG 2012 Excel 31 RSE Winslow
rick gorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2019, 05:30 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 9,027
YES......
Counterclockwise .....hotter temp out into hot plumbing system
__________________
Is it time for YOUR medication or MINE
2007 Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2019, 06:45 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
rarebear.nm's Avatar


 
Excel Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 2,514
Old-Biscuit


At last success!!


Put it back and adjusted the mixing valve by one full turn and getting 122F at the tap. DW is happy.


Many thanks for your time and great ideas on this issue.
__________________
Fred & Denise (RVM157) New Mexico
2007 Excel Classic 30RSO & 2015 Mini Winnie 22R
2007 RAM 3500, Diesel, 6Spd Auto, SWD, 4x4, CC & LB
rarebear.nm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2019, 09:04 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 9,027
WOO-HOO!


Hot (controlled) water GOOD!
__________________

__________________
Is it time for YOUR medication or MINE
2007 Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
atwood, temperature



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Atwood GE16EXT Fault Light On DeRenzy RV Systems & Appliances 3 09-29-2013 07:17 PM
Atwood Water Heater GE16EXT Thermal Cut0Off Failure drfife Excel Owner's Forum 6 12-03-2012 10:41 PM
Atwood GE16EXT Water Heater Mixing Valve Failure rockintom RV Systems & Appliances 12 12-07-2010 03:03 AM
Atwood GE16EXT water heater leak Rsteabag RV Systems & Appliances 16 03-06-2009 05:38 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.