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Old 01-05-2020, 01:59 PM   #1
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Freedom Elite 24FE
State: California
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THOR #12735
Tank-less Water Heater Lesson Learned

For about a year Iíve had a rather irritating issue with my tank-less water heater in my 2018 24FE Freedom Elite.

Sometimes the water heater would work just fine, and other times it wouldnít. When it wasnít working the water flow from the hot water tap would be just a trickle.
At first, I thought it was a supply pressure problem. So, when I took it into Camping World to have it looked (which is a whole other story) just happened to be one of the times it decided to work. Their technicians looked it over and said everything was working fine.

But the very next time we went out, no hot water. It was weird, it didnít matter it we were hooked up to city water or running the pump. Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
I started to think the flow metering valve at the inlet to the water heater was bad, since I was getting good supply flow to the inlet. But just a trickle at the water heater outlet. Yesterday when I was looking at what it would take to replace the flow metering valve, I discovered the inlet water screen somehow obstructing the flow, it wasnít clogged up with junk but rather jammed up in the line. Once I pulled the screen out, BAM! Iíve got all the hot water I need.
Something like a little wire screen that was the cause of so much frustration, reminding me of the joys of owning a RV.
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Old 01-05-2020, 02:40 PM   #2
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I also enlarged the holes in the flow restricters in the faucets. We set the temperature to our comfort for shower and don't mix with shower handle anymore, really like the tankless system now.
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