RV Water Heater Maintenance

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Learn how to properly clean and service your RV's water heater.


Turn Off

Turn the water heater and RV Power sources off and allow the water to cool before proceeding. 


Relieve Pressure

Flip up the lever on your pressure relief valve to remove any pressure from the water heater.


Clear Debris

Use an air compressor to clean debris from the burner chamber and burner tube.


Drain Water Heater

Remove the plug or anode rod and drain all water from the hot water tank. 


Rinse Tank

Run water into the tank using a tank rinser tool.  Then, allow remaining water to drain. 


Clean Compartment

Use a rag and all purpose cleaner to clean the water heater exterior access compartment. 

For more step-by-step RV maintenance guides, purchase our eBook, The Owner's Guide to RV Maintenance.

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