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Where is the bypass valve on the water heater?Just bought the trailer and unable to fill water heater?? Any help

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Look at back of water heater, valve(s) should be back there. You want valve open to bottom (cold in) and also valve open to allow hot water out at top. Any valves in between, closed.

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Will I still have water running to the water heater if I shut off the bypass valve?

Bypass valve is to bypass the water heater. No bypass valve and always water in tank. Put a bypass valve and shut it up it is like no bypass valve.Open the bypass and shut up the input (cold water) and output hot water) no running water in heater tank but still have cold water in the rest of the house even in the hot side of the faucet.

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You didn't specify what kind of boiler you have. Some low pressure steam boilers have a manual fill valve as well as an automatic float switch valve. Hot water boilers have a pressure reducing valve that constantly monitor the boiler pressure and maintain 12 to 18 PSI for the safety of the boiler. If the boiler runs out of water there is a good chance it will rupture and become unrepairable. If you are saying your boiler won't fill, and its a hot water boiler, the pressure reducing valve is probably blocked with sediment and needs replacement. The valve is in the water line that feeds directly into the boiler return line from city water. Hope this helps.

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Must be filled with water or elements burn out

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No hot water

Check two things, 1- check that the hot water heater bypass valve is completely closed so that it is not bypassing at all and mixing cold water . 2- check your outside shower valves, make sure both of those are turned off...if they are turned on but the valve on the head is turned off...this will also allow cold water to mix in the hot water line. If those check out ok...then the mixing valve is likely clogged, you could take it off and try soaking it in boiling white vinegar, or try to adjust it, there is an adjustment screw under the black cap, I think its an allen screw...but they fill the center with glue so you can't adjust have to dig that glue out so you can get the allen wrench in...may even be a torx screw...either way it can be adjusted, you just have to dig the glue out first.

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I have an Atwood 6 gallon water heater with electronic ignition that works well, but after running a while my vapor sensor in the RV goes off. By process of elimination we have determined it is the water...

Obviously something ( propane or carbon monoxide ) is leaking inside the unit either while water heater is running or after. I hope I don't need to warn you how dangerous this can be, and that you should have it checked by a qualified technician A.S.A.P. , and propane should be shut off until such.
With that said, 3 things come to mind that should be inspected or considered. Look at where propane line comes through housing of water heater and attaches to gas valve. There should be a rubber grommet in the hole and it should be air tight so as not to allow any fumes or gas to enter back inside trailer. If it's not air tight, use a silicone type sealant and seal it good at that location. Another thing I would look for is any window or opening above water heater that may be allowing fumes or gas to enter inside trailer. Next, I would take a spray bottle, fill it with water and squirt some liquid dish soap in and mix it to test for leaks around all fittings at water heater, and especially spray orifice where gas comes out of valve and enters burner tube, when heater is off, to see if any bubbles form at end of that orifice, which would indicate a leaking gas valve. Again, I urge you to have it checked by an experienced technician for the safety of yourself as well as your family and friends.

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Our G6A-8E hot water heater started leaking shortly after being turned on. (We bought the trailer 2nd hand and this is our first time using it. It is a 2007 trailer so isn't that old.) We opened the...

I do not know the answer, or exactly which part is best to replace.
I would order all affected parts and have on-hand when work starts, otherwise you might be half done after a day of repair.
There are numerous blogs and self-help resources about atwood water heaters.

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I just bought a Jayco trailer with an Atwood 6 gallon water heater which works on both electric and gas. I was able to locate the bypass valve and made sure hot water was in the tank, however I only get...

Check your by-pass again. Cold water enters bottom fitting/line, and hot comes out the top fitting/line. Any valve in between should be closed, and any valve going in at bottom should be open, as well as open at top. There are a few different by-pass set-ups, so without knowing which one you have, this should guide you somewhat.
If you can describe what you see there, I can probably guide you through it.

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When i turn the hot water on fast i here a click ( comming from the vacinity of the water heater) and the water stops. This is at all water faucets. Sounds like a check valve? there is a bypass valve at...

The hot side (top line) should have a check valve between tank and water line. I'd replace it. Be sure you install new one the right way. Stem, spring etc should be facing in tank.

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2007 hot water heater leaking

You will be happier if you replace it
Repairs seldom last very long with this type of problem

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