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Old 02-06-2014, 11:19 PM   #1
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No hot water in Kodiak

Hi all,
As of today when I turn on bathroom Hot water faucet, nothing comes out. When I turn on the cold water faucet, it works fine. Same with shower faucets. Kitchen sink Hot water faucet works fine. Kitchen sink cold water faucet works fine.
We aren't hooked up to water now, just using our freshwater tank and water pump.
Electric hot water heater is on; propane hot water heater is off.
Curiously enough, when I turn the hot water faucet in bathroom, the freshwater tank pump makes no noise or effort or pump whatsoever. It's a distinct sound so it's quite obviously absent.
I'm baffled how hot water in the bathroom just simply isn't working, not a trickle.
Called Dutchmen today and was told that a line coming from hot water heater must be frozen... Not sure how that's possible considering it's getting to the kitchen faucet somehow and we have our furnace plus electric space heater running constantly.
My biggest confusion is why the pump isn't even running... I would assume if the line were frozen as Dutchmen asserts, then the pump would at least make an attempt to run and push the water through but it isn't making a peep.
Frustrated and hoping for answers....
Thanks all
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:38 PM   #2
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no hot water

to answer your question about the pump coming on the pump turns on and off with water pressure detected at or near the pump if the line is frozen and no water flows the pressure will not drop and the pump will not start
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@hometool Did not know that, helpful info-- THANKS!
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Now to try to access said possible frozenlines....
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I had the same problem. I work 300 miles from home and live in my TT during the week. I spent 4 days at home, and the temp dropped to single digits while I was gone. Of course I ran out of propane while gone. It took about 4 hours to get the cold and hot running in the kitchen, another 30 hours to get the cold in the bath going and another 8 to get the hot thawed. Using my furnace and a space heater I got the temp up to 96 inside before I got the bath thawed. I opened up the access panel for the water pump and set the space heater in front of it. Like others ahve said if the line is frozen the pump won't run.
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If you find a frozen line make sure there are no breaks in it. Once it's thawed out monitor the pump for on-off cycling with all the faucets closed. A very small leak can cause the pump to cycle on seemingly by itself.

We had a pinhole in the ice maker line on our HR that caused the pump to cycle maybe once every hour of so. Took quite a while to track that down.
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