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Old 07-10-2015, 04:51 PM   #1
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Question Thor Freedom Elite 22E - water heater not working

I cannot get hot water. I hook up the hose, get water from the hot water tap, but it never heats up.

I have seen the flame come on, so I know it gets gas. I have let it run 30 minutes, but still no hot water.

I see references to a bypass switch on some RV models, but I cannot find any with my RV.

Any suggestions? pictures, web links, anything will help. It is a 2015 model, with the Ford chassis.

Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2015, 05:12 PM   #2
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I cannot get hot water. I hook up the hose, get water from the hot water tap, but it never heats up.

I have seen the flame come on, so I know it gets gas. I have let it run 30 minutes, but still no hot water.

I see references to a bypass switch on some RV models, but I cannot find any with my RV.

Any suggestions? pictures, web links, anything will help. It is a 2015 model, with the Ford chassis.

Thanks.
The water heater bypass will be on the back side of the water heater. It is normally accessed after removing a drawer or panel located inside the coach and in the proximity of the water heater.

You can check to see if there is water in the water heater by connecting a hose to a water supply and opening the pressure relief valve on the water heater. Do so with caution as the water may be hot. If there is no water in the water heater do not try using it on electric mode because it will burn out the heating element.
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:32 AM   #3
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Smile repy to water heater not working help

Thank you! The panel under the closets was aattached with Torx screws, and when I took it off, there were the bypass valves.

I turned them to in-line and heard the water fill the tank. I waited for tank to fill, then turned on the gas heat and about 30 minutes later, HOT WATER!

Thank you very much. Happy RVing to you!

- Tom
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