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Old 11-14-2012, 06:37 AM   #1
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Hot water heater

Hope someone can help me out whit this. I have a 1992 fleetwood bounder xc-rd deisel. Trying to winterize need to know if hot water heater has a bypass valve. there is a valve next to the hot water heater. under lab. sink turn valve either way water still out of water heater drain. THANKS BOB

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:20 AM   #2
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My 93' Bounder had a by-pass valve system on the back side of the water heater. To access it you had to partially lay under the MH and remove 6 screws on the panel on the back of the heater. There were two valves to turn 90 degrees each. I had that MH for 12 years and each spring and fall I'd go through the above said process.

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Old 11-14-2012, 03:22 PM   #3
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You said the heater DRAIN? That drains the water that is already in the tank, so is unaffected by the bypass valve. The bypass valve prevents more water from flowing into the tank and routes cold water direct to the faucets.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:38 AM   #4
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Hi Bob here about hot water heater on the bounder. I could not find the panel you were talking about water heater just in front drivers side rear wheels part of wheel well is under water heater. grey & black water tanks are under other part of water heater. inside coach bathroom sink and cubbard sit over top of water heater. was your coach a disel there are no marking on coach to tell what model it is. on owners manual it says 1992 XC-RD 1618 series any other help would be appricated. thanks again BOB
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It is possible that the valve under the sink is the correct by-pass valve for the water heater but that the check valve at the hot water port on the tank is bad and when water pressure is applied water is draining out of the tank as mentioned. Quick solution would be to cap off the line going back to the water heater tank top port. Replacement of the check valve will be needed to completely repair the problem.
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