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Water heater does not shut off water VERY hot

Americal Standard Mdl ASDV-6SR 6 gal propane water heater, possible termostat fail, I know it has a combination temp-pressure valve but what about possible solenoid problem???? I do not have a manuel for the water heater, please help. Sherri Brink

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If the blower continues after the end of the burn cycle it is the cool the heater down. Over running would indicate a defective end cycle temp relay.

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On the back of the gas valve (where you turn the temp up) there is a stem that actually goes into the tank that senses the temprature of the water it could be dirty or buried in sediment depending on how old the tank is, or just bad. if the tank is over 10 years old i wouldn't bother replacing the gas valve, the tank is probably not far behind. A new valve will run around $100.00 maybe a little less. You wont find it at menards or home depot in stock but they may be able to order it for you. Menards sells rheem products or try you local plumbing supply house. REMEMBER TO RELIEVE THE PRESSURE ON THE TANK BEFORE YOU WORK ON IT. IF YOU CHANGE THE VALVE DRAIN IT FIRST!

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Kenny did you change the thermo coupler?

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It could be back flowing into the hot water heater tank which is not full because of the leak. Even though the valve is closed on the cold water entry side, there is probably no valve on the exit side. That is how it is returning to the tank.

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SOURCE: warm water, not hot , Atwood 6 gal.- burner ,

can you turn it up ... ? Maybe the burner needs cleaned ... might have spider web in the burner ... blow out with compressed air or canned air ...

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How do I change a r.v propane water heater to a 55 gal electric appartment size water heater


Changing out the water isn't difficult, but an electric heater needs a lot of electricity. Doing the wiring is going to be the hard part.
The plumbing is easy. Cold water in, hot water out. Two connections. Cap the propane connection.....

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I have an Atwood model GC6AA-10E and the water is not hot enough on either gas or electric. Is there any temp adjustment on this unit?


Your 2 separate thermostats are pre-set so adjustment isn't possible although you can purchase a hotter thermostat. Normally the complaints I get are that propane is not hot enough, but electric is too hot, so I'm wondering if perhaps you haven't got a valve at by-pass in wrong position, or defective that may be allowing cold to mix with the hot. Make sure any valve in between hot (top line) and cold line (bottom) are all the way in off position. You want flow in to bottom open, and out the top open, and anything else in between, shut off. Have you actually tested a cup of hot water from tap to see what temperature it is? I just don't see both thermostats as being faulty at same time, but?

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I have a 6 gal water heater i lite the pilot and turn to on and it runs for awhile then just shuts off


It could be a couple of things, the thermocouple may have gone bad or the actual control has died. I assume that the gas valves are open and in case of propane you have fuel in the tank. water heaters last 5-10 years so replacing the control on a older unit is not cost effective however thermocouples don't cost much.

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Water just gets luke warm on propane or electric. has electronic ignition, do i need circuit board? Atwood 6 gal. tank


Run it on propane and let water heater go through a heating cycle, and when it shuts off, CAREFULLY , pull the lever on the pressure relief valve slightly and see how hot the water feels there. If it's hot there, then it's more than likely a problem with your by-pass valve(s) at the back of the water heater. Either in the wrong position, or faulty, and allowing hot and cold to mix. If in doubt which one it may be, you may be able to remove by-pass set-up completely, depending on what system you have. What the ultimate goal is would be to attach your incoming cold line directly to bottom fitting of water heater, and outgoing hot line, to the top. Not unusual in some systems for one of the shut-offs in between the 2 lines to stay partially open, and allow cold to mix with hot, thus -warm only. If it's not hot at pressure relief valve, then I suspect a faulty thermostat, but that would mean they both (hydro and gas) would have to be faulty which is unlikely.

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I own a 31' trailer which has an ATWOOD G6A-8E RV Water Heater, 6 Gal electronic ignition, 2 yrs ago the pressure relief valve would open up and empty the hot water tank completely, it did this several...


Most electronic ignition models only show the red light if there is a problem, (did not ignite) for one reason or another. To start with, make sure your propane is on, and you have a good flame at stove top burner, just to be sure the water heater is getting propane, and all air is bled from the line, which may cause water heater to go into check. (red light) If it does, shut switch off, and retry. Let me know what happens. As far as pressure relief opening and emptying the water heater, and your sure it's not a faulty pressure relief valve, then there's 2 things to start with checking. 1st, does the water seem extremely hot, thus a possible faulty thermostat &/or ECO . Secondly, if the incoming water pressure is too high, that will also cause it to leak bad. Try installing a pressure regulator (usually 40 psi.) at your hose connection. Let me know what you find.

May 25, 2010 | RTO Atwood Water Heater - 6 Gal LP

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I have a G6A-7E electronic ignite water heater.


Make sure propane is on and getting to your stove burners ok, first, then try switching it back on. If it fails to ignite, shut switch off and try a couple of times, if still no ignition, get back to me.

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Warm water, not hot , Atwood 6 gal.- burner , propane -ok


can you turn it up ... ? Maybe the burner needs cleaned ... might have spider web in the burner ... blow out with compressed air or canned air ...

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After a few minutes of burner heating the water, gas shuts off.


A couple of things to check:

If possible, remove the pilot gas assembly and clean the gas jet and thermocouple - they can get carboned up and stop working properly. Make sure the pilot flame and deflector is aimed properly and making the thermocouple glow red hot. If the problem persists, you may want to replace the thermocouple and also check the propane regulator.

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