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Old 04-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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How to fill water heater after winterizing

Hey there, I'm really interested in where and or how to refill my hot water tank. I had it winterized at the dealer, took it out this weekend for the first time after winteriszing. No hot water. I read all the manuals and owners manul, nothing at all says how to fill it. Only says how to drain it, and the relief. And I think mine is new, 2011, I don't believe I have to lit a pilot? Hence, dry as a bone, I hope I didn't fry the electrical board? With the dealer and manufacturer being closed on the weekends, any suggestions?

I have an Atwood type water heater, in my Jayco Jayfeather23B jay flight.

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Old 04-15-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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Close the bypass valve and open the ones on the cold and hot water lines where they enter the water heater. Somebody posted a schematic diagram of the valves and there is probably a photograph as well.

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Old 04-17-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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You need to open the bypass valves so that the water will go into the hot water tank. Attach a hose to the city water inlet, or put water into the fresh water tank and turn the pump on. Open a hot water faucet to allow the air in the water heater to escape. After the air is out of the water heater, water will come out. Light your heater and enjoy your hot water.
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