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Posted: 10/21/21 05:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

our 2016 coachman catalina fb223 we purchased this unit used from a dealer and on our first trip we found out that the water heater did not work , when we turn on the water heater the water was still cold. do i need to replace the water heater?

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Are you running it on shore power or propane ? Do you have propane , is the tank turned on , does it auto-ignite or do you have to manually light it ?

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Are you running it on shore power or propane ? Do you have propane , is the tank turned on , does it auto-ignite or do you have to manually light it ?

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Be sure and check , does the tank have water in it ?

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Posted: 10/21/21 06:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If trying to heat on shore power ( 120 volt AC ) be sure the electric element is still working. They burn out if the tank is ever activated without water in it. Cheap and easy to replace

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A friend had hot water in tank and cold water in hot water tap.
The problem was one of the by pass valve was closed.

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Posted: 10/21/21 08:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When you turned it on did you hear it heating water? If so, I’d check to see if the water heater bypass valves are set to bypass.


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Gonna have to help us out a little more there OP. Otherwise the answer is affirmatively yes, or maybe no, or provide more info to get some actual help.
Electric or LP?
Check breaker or is the gas on?
Is the water heater bypassed?
Is it full of water (hopefully)?


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ok i have good news to report, i think i have found the problem, after checking the breaker, and it hadn't trip i went out and open the water heater compartment and look around and i noticed that the water heater was in the off position, I also noticed that the anode rod had lot of rust around it, so i am going to replace the anode rod if i can get it out. I will try the water heater this week when go to the beach hopefully that will fix that problem , thanks to everyone for you assistance.

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Before you turn on the water heater open the access door and lift the lever on the pressure relief valve and make sure water comes out and keeps coming out if the pump is on or you are hooked up. If no water your winter bypass valves are in the wrong position.


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