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Old 06-11-2014, 05:51 PM   #1
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I bought a new Zinger 32QB last fall that was winterized. I'm taking it out for the first time this weekend. I filled the water tank, turned on the pump, and drained the antifreeze through all the faucets. I then opened up the valve to the water heater, but I did not hear water rushing to the tank. I pulled the drain plug and no water drained out. I'm hoping it's not a kinked line. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:06 PM   #2
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Did you change the position on the valves for use instead of winterization?
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:11 PM   #3
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Yes, I believe so. There are two valves by the water pump. One was in the shut position and the other in the open position. The one in the open position was attached to the suction hose. I closed that to allow water to flow to the faucets. After I cleared the lines of antifreeze, I opened the other valve which I assume is the water heater bypass valve.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:28 PM   #4
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You should have either an inlet and outlet valve to and from the water heater and a bypass valve, or an inlet valve with a check valve on the outlet of the water heater and a bypass valve. The inlet and outlet valves should be in the open position and the bypass valve should be closed. You might try opening the relief valve on the water heater (located outside behind the water heater panel, it will likely be a brass relief valve with a manual lift handle) to vent air out of the water heater as it fills up. It could be air bound. Once you get water out the relief valve, close it back off. You definitely need to be sure the water heater tank is full before you turn the water heater on.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:38 PM   #5
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I only find what appears to be a bypass valve. I will try the relief valve on Friday. Unfortunately, that's the next time I can work on it. Thanks for the suggestion. Hopefully, it is something as simple as an air lock.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:02 PM   #6
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The valves next to the water pump has nothing to do with the hot water heater bypass. Near the hot water heater is a panel or something that you access the hot water heater by pass valves. Bottom valve should be open to the HW heater and the valve between the top and bottom line should be closed.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:06 PM   #7
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I could not find any kind of access panel near the water heater. I searched and searched. I called the dealership today and they could not tell me the exact location of the bypass valve. The person I spoke to said something to the effect that "it's usually...".
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There should be access to the heater on the inside of your trailer, exactly in line with the door on the outside for the water heater.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:10 PM   #9
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That's what I thought, but I searched and could not find one. I'll search again. It baffles me that the owner's manual does not specify the location.
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And that the dealership service department could not tell me the exact location.
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