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We Only Get Cold Water From Our RV's Hot Water Tank Why?

Have cold water pressure but not hot, have tried flushing and replacing air pocket What next?

ANSWER: There could be several reasons why your RV's Hot Water Tank is not producing Hot Water. The first step we are going to take is to make sure that you properly flushed your Hot Water Tank. Take a look at the video below to learn how to properly Flush Your Hot Water Heater.

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Now that we know that the water heater has been properly flushed and that the Anode Rod (if equipped) has been replaced, we can move on and see why we are not getting hot water.

The most common reasons for not getting hot water are:

1. No propane is getting to the Hot Water Heater due to propane leak or propane being shut off or a bad propane regulator.

2. The propane is not being ignited. Bad igniter, bad propane water heater Control Board, bad water heater on/off switch, blown fuse, etc.

There are several other problems that can cause this, but space only allows me to list the most common above.

Below is another video that walks you through some simple RV Water Heater troubleshooting tips.

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If you are unable to get the water heater working, you will need to have it looked at by a Certified RV Technician.

I hope that this information was helpful to you.

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Happy RVing

RVing Al

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No hot water pressure
by: Anonymous

If I understand the complaint correctly, there is no pressure coming from the hot water side of the faucet. I had this problem on two RVs. In both instances, it was the one-way valve in the output line from the water heater which had broken and blocked the line.

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