When we did this a few weeks ago it was a mystery...
The cold water was fine. When we turned it on it ran fine. But there was no response, no water, no anything out of the hot water faucet!
Has that every happened to you?
We did all the trouble shooting we could think of and checked connections, the water line, hose and ended up calling the Tiffin Motor Homes Service Center. They seem like they always come through and had an answer for us.
They thought it was a hot water heater check valve that probably had sediment in it. Once the sediment collected, the spring loaded valve.
All we needed to do was get down into the bay and take the valve off the hot water PEX line and replace it. It was suggested we could find it at Home Depot or something like that...
Then I had to remove the sides of the water heater enclosure.
Next, we emptied the hot water from the water heater.
Then we set out on a search for a replacement part.
We called the Service Center at Tiffin again and they indicated we could take the spring loaded piece out of the check valve and it would work OK for a while. Meanwhile we ordered the piece from their parts department.
We put the old valve back in place and turned everything on and YES - we had hot water.
We had the part sent to our daughter's in Virginia Beach and it was waiting for us when we returned from our travels to the DC Area and Lancaster County and the Eastern Shore.
The good news was that the $12.18 part was waiting for us. The bad news was that it cost $15.77 to ship to us! Yikes!
So, we went through the same drill again and took off the old valve and put on the new one.
The check valve can only go one way and I had a 50-50 chance of getting it right the first time...
After some towel work and cleaning up a little water, I turned it around, secured it in place and --Success!!
It took us a month from initial "No Hot Water" to getting the replacement part and things fixed, but we got it done and learned some more things about the pieces and parts and maintenance on our beloved Roadrunner.
That it for this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles. Thanks for joining us!