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I have a 1994 pop up with an Atwood water heater. I hear the water heater turn on when plugged in but no hot water.

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Have you checked your by-pass at rear of water heater to make sure it's in proper position? If it's still in bypass, you will only get cold water from either tap. Cold water goes in bottom, and hot comes out top. Any valves in between those 2 lines need to be off. Let me know what you find, as they use a few different ways to do the by-pass.

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