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Old 06-07-2018, 07:21 AM   #1
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Hot Water Issues

We just got our 195RB Baja and took it out once for a long weekend. We love it, but one thing we can't figure out. I am not sure if this is a defect or something we are missing. When trying to use the hot water for a shower for example, we have the pump on and only cold water comes out. When we shut off the pump we can get hot water but it's hard to control the cold water. I have read through the manual over and over... If you know what we are doing wrong, please let me know.
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Sounds like it may still be in winterization mode. Check your valves at the hot water heater. They should look like this. They should be in the "normal use" position in order to get hot water.


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Also, if it is in winterization mode, don't use the hot water heater. Without water in the tank, you can burn up the element.
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How are you getting water to flow after the pump is shut off? Are you hooked up to city water at the same time?
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We did it for testing so it's not a regular thing. Nope just the water in the tank.
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Also, if it is in winterization mode, don't use the hot water heater. Without water in the tank, you can burn up the element.
Thank you, I will have a look. I am pretty sure that my husband did have the valve right. The hot water take always has water in it as we were pretty careful of that.
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Thank you, I will have a look. I am pretty sure that my husband did have the valve right. The hot water take always has water in it as we were pretty careful of that.
Sweet! Hopefully it's something minor. Good luck!
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Sweet! Hopefully it's something minor. Good luck!
Thinking about it, the valves were in the right position. We wouldn't get any hot water if they weren't.
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Maybe the element went bad? What type of HWH is it?
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Maybe the element went bad? What type of HWH is it?
We are still getting hot water, just not when the pump is on.
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Ahhhhh. Maybe check the screen at the pump. The pump can make noise like it's running but be bad too. Real mystery..
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We are still getting hot water, just not when the pump is on.
Are you getting a steady stream of hot water when the pump is off? That should not be happening unless you are also hooked up to city water.
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Are you getting a steady stream of hot water when the pump is off? That should not be happening unless you are also hooked up to city water.
Yes we are. We also make sure the hot water tank is always full so we were thinking it was still pressurized.
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Yes we are. We also make sure the hot water tank is always full so we were thinking it was still pressurized.
The ~45 pounds of pressure should tail off quick after turning on a spigot if the pump is off and you aren't hooked to city water. In fact, if the lines have set for a bit, the flow should taper off entirely before any hot water would actually make it from the WH to the spigot (unless they are in close proximity to each other). And I am making the presumption that the water flow doesn't continue (and is tapering off) when the pump is off.

I'm going to keep following this thread to see what the fix is. That how we learn from each other around here.
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The ~45 pounds of pressure should tail off quick after turning on a spigot if the pump is off and you aren't hooked to city water. In fact, if the lines have set for a bit, the flow should taper off entirely before any hot water would actually make it from the WH to the spigot (unless they are in close proximity to each other). And I am making the presumption that the water flow doesn't continue (and is tapering off) when the pump is off.

I'm going to keep following this thread to see what the fix is. That how we learn from each other around here.
Thank you, this one is a mystery. We are taking it out tonight for the weekend. If we find a fix I will certainly post it.
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Yes we are. We also make sure the hot water tank is always full so we were thinking it was still pressurized.
If the pump stops running, and you are not hooked up to city water, there would not be enough pressure in the lines and hot water tank to give you a steady stream of water for more than a few seconds. After ten seconds or so it would be down to a slow dribble and within 30 seconds dripping.
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