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Old 04-29-2015, 08:04 AM   #1
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Water too hot?

Water too hot?
"If your water is too hot it may not be a defective water heater or thermostat but just a loose thermostat. If you have an Atwood water heater that uses the button thermostats held against the hot water tank with a foam sticky pad, and your water is more than 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the button thermostat may just be loose. Turn off the water heater and let it cool and then press on the sticky foam around the button to force the button thermostat back up against the tank. Although this may fix the problem, you may want to replace the ECO/T-STAT foam (clean the area well before sticking on the new one) to reduce the chances of it reoccurring."
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:56 AM   #2
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Good point!
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:46 PM   #3
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Is this for "all" Attwood WH's or just some models. Our Attwood gets the water close to scalding hot.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:25 AM   #4
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Smile Hot Water

We have the same issue in our 2010 Eagle. A fix is to turn the winter bypass valve open( the tube between the upper & lower water lines entering the WH) just a crack, it will allow cold water to blend with the hot & lower the temp. But check the thermostat first. Fixed our problem, and you use less hot water.

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Old 05-01-2015, 09:34 AM   #5
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Thanks for posting this as our hot water is also extremely hot! I have done a quick look and found no solution other than saying "careful, remember the water is really hot" but I will check it out again today.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:03 AM   #6
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We aren't having problems, but this is good information.
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