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Old 05-17-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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2001 Winnebago Journey hot water tank does not supply water

I have used this wonderful site for help one other time and the results were fantastic. I have a 2001 Journey 39 DL and last winter I finally was able to have my electric wintering system working. That said now I cannot get my hot water to supply my taps. I have replaced the check value at the rear of the tank by having my dealer remove the entire tank to do so.( COSTLY) This seems to work for one year and last weekend I hooked my coach to the city water and the tank has water in it but not supplying to the various taps. I have a short surge of water then nothing. Of course I have a flow of water when I put the bypass switch on. sure do not want to remove the water heater again. Any suggestions???? Thanks Rob
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I don't know about the "bypass switch" but I bet anything you've got a by pass valve that is set to by pass position. I'm not familiar enough with your unit, but thats the only explanation I can think of.

BTW...you don't have to wait til you have a problem and/or six months to post.
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remove the drain plug, see if water comes out the drain it may be an air bubble.
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Another possibility is that the hot output is crossing into the cold line someplace before the faucet. If you have an outside shower make sure both the hot and cold valves are closed, this is a common location for the hot to cross to the cold.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:29 AM   #5
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I have used this wonderful site for help one other time and the results were fantastic. I have a 2001 Journey 39 DL and last winter I finally was able to have my electric wintering system working. That said now I cannot get my hot water to supply my taps. I have replaced the check value at the rear of the tank by having my dealer remove the entire tank to do so.( COSTLY) This seems to work for one year and last weekend I hooked my coach to the city water and the tank has water in it but not supplying to the various taps. I have a short surge of water then nothing. Of course I have a flow of water when I put the bypass switch on. sure do not want to remove the water heater again. Any suggestions???? Thanks Rob
Winnebago uses two check valves - one on the cold water inlet and one on the hot water outlet. If one was replaced maybe the other went bad.
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I had the same problem. there is another check valve behind the water heater bypass valve. an easy way to test the other one is to see if your pressure relief valve on the waterheater has pressure, Pete
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