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Old 08-10-2015, 10:43 AM   #1
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No Hot Water

Ok, so I'm a newbie AND a girl...went camping for the first time this weekend with shore power. Hit the "electric" button on the wall by my "bathroom sink", waited 45 mins...still no hot water. Then, turned on my propane, hit the "gas" button by the "bathroom sink", waited 45 mins...still no hot water. Checked the breaker to make sure it was on. It was. Toggled it off and on. Still, nothing. Does anyone have any idea what to do? Thanks in advance. I'm starting to think I may need a degree to operate this 19 ft technical wonder.
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:46 AM   #2
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Are you out of propane?
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:50 AM   #3
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Oh you do have shore power, check all the breakers making sure they are on ,sounds like maybe electrical.
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:52 AM   #4
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Make sure your bypass valves are set to allow water to the water heater.
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Ok, so I'm a newbie AND a girl...went camping for the first time this weekend with shore power. Hit the "electric" button on the wall by my "bathroom sink", waited 45 mins...still no hot water. Then, turned on my propane, hit the "gas" button by the "bathroom sink", waited 45 mins...still no hot water. Checked the breaker to make sure it was on. It was. Toggled it off and on. Still, nothing. Does anyone have any idea what to do? Thanks in advance. I'm starting to think I may need a degree to operate this 19 ft technical wonder.
Dear Juroz, light a burner on your stove. If it lights there may have been air in the lines which you just released. Try lighting the water heater again. If it won't light it might mean that your propane tanks are empty. Open both tanks, check to see if there's a green line showing on the indicator between the tanks, try turning the tank selector from one tank to the other. If you do have propane, or that you haven't got your regulator set up to automatically switch from one tank to the other. You may not know that when you turn the propane switch on the red light flashes and then goes out. If the red light stays on, it's because (A) it failed to light, or (B) after lighting successfully you've run out of propane.

If your stove lights and the water heater does not, it might be that the gas is cut off to the water heater. Check that too. If the GAS to the water heater is turned OFF make sure you have water in the tank before lighting. The ELECTRIC elements do burn out, 2-3 years usual lifespan.
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I would like to hear what you did with the unmarked guy!
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:56 PM   #7
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Juroz, welcome to the forum. Spokane! It is a great place and the guys out at Spokane Airstream are really great. If you are really stumped you can call on them for advice.

I think Foiled Again gave you some good advice.

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I would like to hear what you did with the unmarked guy!
I did make that sound titillating didn't I? At my age the first thing I look for in a man.... is a pulse.

He has one, but also has had 4 heart attacks. Keepin' it PG.
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Plenty of propane...thanks for the thought!
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Here's me throwing you all a big hug for your help! I think (know) Dave hit it on the head....I didn't know there was a bypass valve....will work on finding it this next weekend. Such a pleasure to be a part of such a great crowd!
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Thank you so much for the advise... I will remember all of it!
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:21 PM   #13
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There are three valves in the vicinity of the water heater that need to be properly set. Two are in pipes to/from the heater. They should be turned so that the handle is parallel to the pipe. These valves let cold water in and hot water out. The third valve is the bypass valve and is used for winterizing. It is in a pipe that runs between the other two pipes. It should be set so that the handle is perpendicular to the pipe it is in. For winterizing, all three valves are set to positions opposite of those described above.

Sorry if you already knew this. It should be in your manual, if you got one, but many with pre-owned trailers don't get manuals and aren't aware that they are available for download on the Airstream website.

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Bypass? Oops. Might also need a new heating element.

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