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Old 09-09-2014, 08:01 AM   #1
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Not hot enough

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Is there a way to raise the temperature in my 6 gallon Atwood hot water heater? The unit is a new electronic type and I don't see any temperature adjustment like my old one had.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:59 AM   #2
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Are you sure your bypass or outside shower head is not on mixing? My 10 gal is almost 130.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:27 AM   #3
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My gas only heater in the X23B had a temperature adjustment but the gas/electric in the 351 does not. If the bypass valves are correct check the temp by catching some water directly from the water heater pressure relief valve and check the temp with a meat thermometer. Be careful!
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:20 AM   #4
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agreed with the mixing. My hot water is beyond scalding in seconds
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:05 AM   #5
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This problem has come up before on the forum and the issue was the bypass valves as noted by others.

Typical winterizing bypass valve setup:

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Old 09-09-2014, 11:35 AM   #6
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Thank you for your reply. The trouble is not with all faucets. My kitchen, outside shower, sink all have sufficient hot water. It's my shower. I have to practically shut the cold all the way off for a hot shower.
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:44 AM   #7
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Thank you for your reply. The trouble is not with all faucets. My kitchen, outside shower, sink all have sufficient hot water. It's my shower. I have to practically shut the cold all the way off for a hot shower.
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That sounds like an issue with that particular faucet or supply line to the shower.
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What year and model trailer do you have? Most people complain about it being too hot. My thought is you may have some construction debris in the water line blocking the flow. Do you have good hot water flow at the tub faucet, and temperature? If not, I would remove the faucet and clean out the ports. I do not know of any TTs that have an anti scolding feature.
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:01 PM   #9
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I bet your 100 percent right. I sucked up junk from the lake where we camp (boondocking camping). It made my pump cycle on and off. I will check the hot water faucet I bet you nailed the problem.
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I know this is an old thread but I didn't want to start another as hopefully people will search for answers.
We have found our heater is not hot enough, after reading here I searched and found my bypass valves. If you see the picture below I believe my bypass valve is wide open. The dealer never closed it and I didn't know to look before this. I am sure someone can confirm this and that it is the correct valve to close. Thanks.

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