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Thread: ATF: Prowler - 20p rbs water heater bypass location

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    Re: ATF: Prowler - 20p rbs water heater bypass location

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    You cannot access the electrical connection (on an atwood heater) except from the back of the water heater. It is that access that is blocked by the cupboard/sink panels and require cutting to access. Not only that, the pex pipe/valve for the bypass is right in front of the electrical access panel (where the heater element would be) and you cannot get the electrical cover off because it hits the bypass valve. If you did get the cover off by bending it, you still wouldn't be able to do anything (like change the heater element) with the current access setup. I felt it better the 'dealer' do the cutting while under warranty than myself....

    This is why I posted the question to the ATF forum to see what the factory has to say about this particular configuration... The dealer has a few words to say to them as well

    The diagram above shows where the element/panel is; imagine the pex connector coming of and running right in front of that panel. Then imagine a cupboard panel 1 inch away from the pex line.
    Last edited by windviewer; 09-17-2015 at 10:02 AM. Reason: Add atwood diagram
    Our alternate RV is a Cessna TR182 used to see

    looking forward to doing the same on the ground

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    Re: ATF: Prowler - 20p rbs water heater bypass location

    here is a picture of where the water heater access is. this the AFTER picture where the technician had removed and reinstalled the water heater to gain access to the electrics and testing. it turned out to be a loose connection inside the connector box.image.jpgimage.jpgThe lower valve has been repositioned away from the connector box. previously the handle was 1/8 inch away from the connector box.
    Our alternate RV is a Cessna TR182 used to see

    looking forward to doing the same on the ground

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