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Old 10-19-2016, 06:06 AM   #1
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Water temp too cool

Atwood water heater.. 2012 Fleetwood bounder classic. Our water heater isn't putting out hot water... Warm but not hot. When you first turn on the wh the light on the switch comes on but goes back off. Also seems to get hotter if we use the on demand pump. Any ideas... Are these wh adjustable
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I know some of the WH have a mixing valve on the system. Ours went bad and replaced it. The valve was locate on the tank. You have to ensure the heater is working. I believe that there is a valve on the out side you can open to check temp of water in tank as it should be very hot.
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Old 10-19-2016, 06:24 AM   #3
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First thing to check is the outside shower spray in wet bay, if these are left on even slightly it will have this result. Let us know what you find plz.
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Old 10-19-2016, 06:46 AM   #4
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I checked the outside shower and it is turned off. Looked fit a mixing valve and couldnt find will look better. Thank you for the input
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I checked the outside shower and it is turned off. Looked fit a mixing valve and couldnt find will look better. Thank you for the input
It is on the back of the water tank

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Check the temperature of the water at the overflow on the tank to make sure it is hot before you get all cranked up on the mixing valve. Also check your hot water tank bypass to make sure that it did not get moved. It is possible that there is debris in the mixing valve.
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:40 AM   #6
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If you haven't been cleaning out your tank and build up is present, may cause similar symptoms. Flush it and then fill with distilled vinegar to clean it. I got another 10+ degrees out of mine after a good cleaning, let it heat up for most of the day. I tried a quick cleaning and the result was not as effective. Good how to's on u tube. If you haven't been cleaning out the tank regularly, I'd try it before a service call,.
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I turned on the hot water in the kitchen sink... It was warm. I ran the hot until the water heater turned on. After the water heater turned off I put some water in a glass from the relief valve... It was 133 degrees... When I rechecked the sink it was very hot. I must have fixed it lol... Still unsure we ll see if it happens again.... Thank you everybody
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The light SHOULD go out when the WH lights, that's the way it's designed to work. If it stays on the WH didn't start after three tries.
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