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CapnSteve59
03-22-2014, 08:28 PM
I can't get the hot water heater to fill on my brand new Silverado 35RES. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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jbeletti
03-22-2014, 08:33 PM
Steve,

Your Water Heater Bypass valve is likely in the Bypass mode. Look in your UDC for it. If not there, then it's behind the utility wall.

danemayer
03-22-2014, 08:35 PM
Hi CapnSteve59,

From the subject line, it sounds like you suspect the water heater has been bypassed for winterization and you don't know where the bypass valves are located.

On trailers that have a Universal Docking Bay (UDC), there's typically a bypass valve there. If no UDC, there are usually 3 valves on the inside, close to the water heater. I've attached a picture of how it looks on a Cyclone. Yours may be similar.

The open question is how to access. On some rigs, there's an access panel inside. On others, you have to take down the rear basement storage wall near the water heater. Usually the dealer shows you this during the PDI walk through, but sometimes things can get skipped.

Perhaps another Silverado owner will chime in with how it's accessed on theirs.

CapnSteve59
03-22-2014, 08:56 PM
I found the valves and I hear water filling now. Should all three be open?

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CapnSteve59
03-22-2014, 08:57 PM
Seems to be a lot of air in the line.

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cookie
03-22-2014, 08:59 PM
The center valve with the red/blue PEX should be closed.

Peace
Dave

jbeletti
03-22-2014, 08:59 PM
I believe center closed - outer two open.

jbeletti
03-22-2014, 09:00 PM
Seems to be a lot of air in the line.

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Tank full of air too.

CapnSteve59
03-22-2014, 09:15 PM
Okay water in the tank. How long before 110 volt hot water? Thanks for the help.

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jbeletti
03-22-2014, 09:26 PM
Pretty fast. Maybe 15 to 30 mins. In addition to the 110 VAC water heater switch indoors, be sure you turned on the little black rocker switch outside behind the water heater cover (if your's is Suburban). Note too that it's okay to run the propane burner at the same time for a quick heat-up or recovery.

CapnSteve59
03-25-2014, 02:58 PM
Thanks so much for all the advice. Hot water is working beautifully now! This is a terrific resource.