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Good Morning Mike
I happened upon the discussion in the forum about not getting hot water. This is related to the mixing valve, and here is why they get just warm or cold water from the hot water faucets.
The mixing valve controls water temperature by adding cold water to the hot water. What it can’t control is the temperature of the cold water being added, so if you are adding cold water from the fresh tank the temperatures could be anywhere from 70 degrees to 85 degrees depending on the day time temperature as the cold water temperatures will take a lot more volume to bring the hot water temperature down to where it needs to be.
Let’s say the next time an individual goes camping and they use the city water hookup, and now the cold water temperature can be anywhere from 50 to 65 degrees, which will take a lot less cold water to bring the hot water temperature down, but the last time they camped they had the mixing valve set to add a higher volume of cold water . Since they were using warmer cold water previously, the valve will still be adding the same volume of "previously asked for" cold water at a much colder temperature which in turn will put out more "colder" hot water temperature and it may not even be hot anymore with even having the valve set all the way to the positive side which should provide warmer temperatures.
We just discovered the fix for this about two weeks ago due to the fact that our supplier wasn’t sending along instruction for the mixing valve, if they are only getting about 5 seconds of hot water and then the water gets cold, and they have the mixing valve set all the way to the plus sign on the adjusting knob and the water is still cold, follow the instructions in the attached word doc on how to increase the water temperature if it’s still cold.
Currently the way the mixing valve is setup they can’t completely shut off the cold water being added, in other words one might think that if the adjustment knob is turn all the way to the (+) side it wouldn’t be adding cold water when in fact it’s still allowing cold water to be added.
So if someone isn’t getting hot water, but the Alde heater is working and providing heat for the trailer there are two possible reasons for that, either they didn’t bleed the air out of the system properly or the mixing valve needs to be adjusted, first they should check the setting on the valve and turn it towards the (+) side of the valve and this will increase the hot water temperature. Finally, if they have adjusted it as far as the knob will allow and still have cold water, they can follow the instructions in the document to further increase the maximum water temperature setting.
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