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Old 08-13-2020, 08:41 PM   #1
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Water temperature not getting hot

I have a 2008 Dutchman Four winds and I’m new at this... I was told I have two switch’s first the water heater. One for propane and the other electrical. The propane works but it is not hot and the electrical does seem to work. Any suggestions....
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Old 08-13-2020, 11:43 PM   #2
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If the propane gets the water warm (not hot), check your outdoor shower and make sure the valves (knobs) are off.

If the knobs are one, it allows both hot and cold water to mix inside the shower faucet. This is one of the most common reasons for water not getting hot.

The electric side takes a while to get hot, could be caused by the outdoor shower also but would need more info.

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I have a 2008 Dutchman Four winds and I’m new at this... I was told I have two switch’s first the water heater. One for propane and the other electrical. The propane works but it is not hot and the electrical does seem to work. Any suggestions....
"The propane works but it is not hot"
Does this mean, the water heater burner works, but the water does not get hot?
Does this mean, the stove burner lights, but the water heater does not?

Assuming the second is true, does the DSI-FLT fault light on the inside control panel light? If so, control board tried to light burner, but failed. It tries to light the burner three times, then faults. Possible no gas flowing. Possible igniter not sparking. Possible thermocouple failed. Possible gas solenoid valve did not open.

I wish you good luck and happy trails ahead!
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Old 08-15-2020, 01:25 AM   #4
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Water does not get hot enough.

Everything works, gas burner goes on and the water get warm but not hot... any way of increasing temperature?
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The thermostat is probably fixed. It has no user adjustment. Mine is fixed.

Does the water get hot when on electric? Usually the gas and electric use the same thermostat and control board.

If both get warm, but not hot then the hot and cold may be mixing. An outside shower can be turned "off" at the shower head, but still "on" at the hot and cold faucet valves. This can allow cold water to mix with the hot. The same is sometime true with the inside shower.

It could be a defective control board. Please post make and model of hot water heater. An expert may be following and can help.
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It is possible the valves are closed from being winterized. A photo of the heater and valves can be helpful also.
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it is possible the valves are closed from being winterized. A photo of the heater and valves can be helpful also.
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