Tips and tricks

How do you adjust an Atwood mixing valve?

How do you adjust an Atwood mixing valve?

You CAN adjust the temperature: Remove black cap after prying out the center plastic button. Then PULL the larger black cap completely OFF the valve. If you look carefully, you’ll see a pen marking on the adjustment part and the part that does not move. Atwood did that when they set your temp.

What causes a Atwood RV gas water heater to not fire up?

One of the most common problems with Atwood RV water heater is a pilot outage. This can happen if you have a weak gas control magnet or if the thermocouple needs to be replaced. For poor pilot flame, you would need to replace the orifice. If it is not too old hen you can try cleaning the orifice and see how it goes.

What temperature should I set my mixing valve?

These valves should never be set to exceed a maximum temperature of 49C (120F). (Watts recommends the maximum temperature of 43C (110F) for shower and bathing fixtures.)

Why Is My RV water heater not heating the water?

The reasons could be a malfunctioning thermostat, a broken or damaged dip tube which would allow cold water to mix with the hot water at the top of the water heater, or having the water temperature set too low. Sometimes it just boils down to having a water heater tank that’s too small for your needs.

Does an Atwood RV Water Heater have a thermocouple?

While there is not a gas line, there is a thermocouple you can use for the Atwood RV Water Heater # AT96110 (which is the G6A-7).

Is 140 degrees to hot for water heater?

Professionals recommend keeping your water heater set at a temperature between 130 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Any higher, or lower, could actually be dangerous for you and your family. While turning the temperature up higher can result in burns, turning it lower than the recommended setting can also be dangerous.

Why is my shower either really hot or really cold?

Replace the Faucet Cartridge Altogether “If your shower has no warm range, but goes from very hot to very cold, it’s probably time to replace that faucet cartridge. Many manufacturers guarantee their cartridges for life, and they’ll ship you a new cartridge for free.

Should I drain my RV water heater after each use?

Do You Have to Drain an RV Water Heater? It’s important to drain your RV water heater at the end of every season, and anytime it’s stored for more than two weeks. Any longer than that, you risk the water becoming stale and/or contaminated, which can give off a sulfur smell and may even be unhealthy if consumed.

Do Atwood water heaters need anodes?

If you have a Suburban water heater, the tank is porcelain-lined steel and requires an anode rod to prevent corrosion of the steel tank. If you have an Atwood water heater, your water heater tank is aluminum and does not require one.

How do I reset my Atwood RV water heater?

How to Reset the Atwood Eco

  1. Turn off the power on the Atwood Eco water heater.
  2. Pull the junction box cover away from the water heater.
  3. Push the reset button in with your finger until it clicks into place.
  4. Place the junction box cover back onto the Atwood Eco and secure with the retaining nuts.

Is 130 degrees safe for a hot water heater?

Is 120 degrees too low for a water heater?

120 degrees Fahrenheit is the safety recommendation against scalding, but 140° is the common default setting. Most experts agree that anything below 120 degrees creates a risk for bacteria to develop inside your water heater from stagnant water, such as legionella that causes Legionnaire’s disease.

Should I turn my RV hot water heater off at night?

Just like in your home, it is safe to leave your electric powered RV water heater on all the time whether stationary or on the road. There are other downsides such as cost and environmental impact of fuel consumption – but safety should not be a concern.

Can you overfill your RV fresh water tank?

You never want to overfill the tank. Leave the tank valve on “tank fill,” unhook the hose and store it away from your septic hoses. It’s usually a good idea to store them in completely separate compartments, if possible.

Should I use an anode rod in my RV water heater?

Remove the anode rod (if applicable) Suburban water heaters intentionally use anode rods to prevent rust and corrosion from attacking the tank. Instead, they attack the anode rod. These need to be replaced every 1-3 years depending on how often the tank is used.