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Old 06-17-2024, 09:11 PM   #1
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Water heater

I have a 2013 Jayco Redhawk and am having trouble with my water heater. I fill the tank, turn on the propane and the water runs out of the closed plug. Am I missing doing something or is there something wrong with the heater?
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Old 06-18-2024, 06:17 AM   #2
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Im trying to figure out how water can run out the closed plug. Are you sure the pop off safety valve is not open? If it is actually coming out the closed plug fitting, remove it and check it for damage or possibly replace it.
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That's what I'm not understanding either & I did replace the plug.
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Old 06-18-2024, 07:56 AM   #4
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If you replaced the plug and was careful not to cross thread it the plug should not leak. A question comes to mind, Is it a metal or plastic plug? If it's a metal plug use teflon tape on the threads before installing. If it's a plastic plug teflon tape really isn't necessary. In either case make sure the plug is tight. And as I said before make sure the emergency pop off valve is not set to the open position.
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If you problem isn't cured yet could you post a picture of where it is leaking.

If you replaced the lower drain plug you might have some crud ( lime, sand, ?? or whatever in the threads. Remove it and with a brass brush clean the threads out. Carefully, without to much wear on the threads. Then replace with tape if metal or not if plastic.

If it is the pressure valve at the top could be the same or just a bad one out of the box.
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The white piece is where it's leaking from
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Do you have a tankless hot water system?
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Nope-6 h
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That plug does not look like any I am familiar with. Could the tank have been damaged over the winter?
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That is a replacement one from the original as someone told me that it could be stripped so said I should replace it. I just bought it so not sure if it was or not
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That doesn’t look like a water heater plug. Where did you get it and what did the package say it is?
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I went to the hardware store with the old one and got that one
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Please post the brand and model number of the water heater. I have never seen one with a white piece like that on it. May be that it isn't an exact fit and you need to order one from a RV company like Etrailer.
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Dometic water heater Wh-6gea
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Dharrington62, did the white plastic plug push into place, or is it threaded? Do you have an uninstalled one you can take an image of?
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Or, just pull that one out and show the other side. Get a closeup pic from the side of the threads. I’m guessing that has straight threads and not pipe threads. A pipe thread is required. They taper out. So the farther in it is screwed, the tighter it gets.
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If it's not this:

https://www.rvjunky.com/drain-plug-f...-1-2-male-mpt/

Throw out whatever you have and get the correct plug.
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I looked up the specs on Dometic and it calls for a plastic threaded plug. Amazon has one you can look at
https://www.amazon.com/DOMETIC-92102.../dp/B0CFCPRDQP
Although you can buy them at any RV place.

That big cap looking thing in the picture does not look like any I have seen. All before have a hex head to install.
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Here it is without the cap
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So, you put a metal nipple in with no teflon and then hand turned a cap over it.
Nope, will not do the job. Go buy a plastic plug, and tighten it with a wrench. If you do not have a wrench, buy one.
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