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Scalding hot water

I have an obsolete Amana HTM Plus. I have some repair parts. I believe the three way valve in the heat exchange system may be faulty. I'm looking for two things. First, advise on how to proceed with this hot water problem. Second, I'm looking for any documentation on the Amana HTM Plus, schematics or manuals, anything that will help maintain this system.

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If your water is too hot, then either the water tank thermostat or the wiring to the indoor unit is defective. When the water reaches the set temperature, then the tank thermostat contacts should open up and shut off the combustion unit. If the combustion unit does not shut off, then check all wiring and relays. A manual is located at http://www.scribd.com/doc/29550374/Amana-HTM-Plus-Manual

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  • enb54 Apr 13, 2010

    Just helped a friend, used Honeywell V8044A1044 diverter valve, use Google and you'll find one for a reasonable price, remember to operate it to 'manual' when soldering, or you'll destroy the valve through overheating.

  • enb54 Apr 16, 2010

    I just learned last night that tha actual correct (Amana replacement) diverter valve is a Honeywell V8044E1052

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It sounds to me like it's got a bad mixing valve,,this would be on the hot side with a turn know on top with 1 cold feed and one hot feed then the line going to the faucets {house} side, if it had the know on top you can adjust it, look on it it will have arrows on it saying hot-cold turn to the cold side, if not you may need to replace the mixing valve

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