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Old 07-29-2019, 06:05 AM   #1
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Water Heater Issues

Well, Iím back with another issue.

Went on a quick get away this weekend. Hot water only stays hot for about 30 seconds then turns cold. Also do I need both the gas switch and 110 on thatís on the panel. Or either or.

Thanks for any help. We have more issues but going to tackle one at a time.

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Old 07-29-2019, 10:13 AM   #2
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The propane and 110 are separate and will operate on their own. The propane will heat up the water faster however. You can run both if you wish or just one, that's up to you. As for the water getting hot, once you use the 30 sec worth does it reheat and if so how long does that take. Check to make sure your water heater is getting filled. Maybe the bypass valves are not all turned the correct way. Open the out side door and with propane on watch and listen for the flame and how long it stays on.

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Old 07-29-2019, 12:38 PM   #3
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Sounds like the bypass valve is open OR the outside shower valves are open with the shower head shutoff.
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:21 PM   #4
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sounds like the bypass valve is open or the outside shower valves are open with the shower head shutoff.
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