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Old 02-23-2019, 12:43 PM   #1
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I know a lot has been written regarding the water heater not working but I would like to know if my hot water heat valve is turned on correctly on my 2012 FB Flying Cloud. I am on city water and I have not filled my water tank. I can hear the gas lighting but I am not getting hot water. Here is a picture of the valve position
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Old 02-23-2019, 12:49 PM   #2
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Have you tried turning it 90 degrees to see if that makes a difference?

You should not be lighting the gas, or turning on the electric heating element, until you have confirmed that water is indeed flowing through the water heater.

Those bypass valves can fail, but I am not sure if failure can include the "no water" result:

FYI -- https://www.google.com/search?q=bypa...=airforums.com

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I know a lot has been written regarding the water heater not working but I would like to know if my hot water heat valve is turned on correctly on my 2012 FB Flying Cloud. I am on city water and I have not filled my water tank. I can hear the gas lighting but I am not getting hot water. Here is a picture of the valve position


Yes the valve in the picture looks to be turned on. If you’re getting any water out of the faucet on the hot water side then you probably have water in your tank.I think you should only hear the gas light once. It may try to light multiple times if there is a problem, like no propane. It can damage the water heater if turned on without water in the tank.
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My thanks to all. I will now turn the hot water heater on to see if the water heats up. If not what is my next step. Thanks
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Old 02-23-2019, 01:37 PM   #5
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So all along you were getting cold water to flow out of the hot water faucets? That was not clear from your first post IMO.

If your cook top burners work right, you are probably good to go.

Please update if you don't get hot water soon. You should be able to go to the outside water heater compartment, open the access door, and hear the propane burner firing after you turn it on. It should shut itself off in 15-30 minutes +/-.

May be a good time to read your owner's manual on all of this IMO.

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My thanks to al it was just a problem of trying to ignite. It took more then one time to catch.
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If you are on city water do also have shore power? If so, your water heater will work on 120 volt AC too, saving your propane.
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Make sure you turn the hot water on long enough to get all the air out of the tank before you turn on the heating element. If not, you can burn out the heating element.
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