Hi there....relatively new owner to a GREAT 2004 Bambi Safari....need some help and this may be a no brainer but need to be sure.
PROBLEM: Water heater fires up, lasts about 30-45 seconds.....shuts off.....light at water heater switch operates normally....but, we get no hot water from the fresh water tank. I dont believe it is a lighting or thermostat problem.
When we were at home connected to city water, we did get water from the bath and kitchen sinks. We purchased this from a couple who had winterized it.
I suspect it is because the Hot Water Heater BY-PASS valve is on so no water is getting to the Hot Water Heater.
Where is the By-Pass valve? If it is under the bed, I see a WHITE and RED line with valves and they are BOTH in the CLOSED position. (running at 90 degrees like a plus...not in line with the pipe).
Should I open BOTH of these valves to allow flow?
I am perplexed because when I opened them, some water did come out from under the water heater carriage but not alot so I thought they should be closed but now I am not sure how they should be in order for HOT WATER to flow from the tank?
HELP??!?! A cold shower was NOT fun.....
THANKS for your insight.