Most of the time, the water heater in your manufactured home can be located near the home’s furnace. Sometimes, water heaters can be found in your primary bedroom closet. It could also be found in a utility closet, in the laundry room or even in a hallway hidden behind an access panel that looks just like your wall. In the Breeze single wide model, the water heater is actually in the closet of the bedroom at the end of the home!
If you have a hard time finding your water heater, look in one of those common manufactured home water heater locations for an access panel with batten strips surrounding it if your home has wallboards. If your home has drywall, check your closets or utility room. All water heater access panels on new Clayton Built® homes are interior access panels, not exterior.
How to access your hot water heater – Wallboard
To access your water heater for repair or temperature adjustment, remove the batten strips surrounding the wall board that covers up your heater. Then you should see your water heater and its different hook ups.
How to drain your hot water heater
Fortunately, water heaters are pretty self-maintaining. Your water heater does not need much maintenance, but if you want to change the temperature or drain your hot water heater, it’s not difficult to access. For instance, some people who vacation in the winter and do not want to leave their heat on while they are away will turn off their breakers and drain all the plumbing in their home so the pipes will not freeze and burst while they are away.
To get to your water heater, remove the access panel and look for the hook up valves at the bottom of your water heater. This is where you can attach the proper hoses for drainage. Make sure to turn off your breakers first! Then you can drain your water heater.
If you have additional questions about locating the water heater in your manufactured home, contact the home center your purchased the home from - a friendly home consultant will be happy to help answer any questions you may have. For more mobile home maintenance tips, check out the Homeownership section and Learn more with Clayton!