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Old 02-25-2014, 10:49 PM   #1
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Water Pump bit the dust - any similar experiences?

The Shurflo Smart Sensor (model 5900-0201) on my 2012 390BH is dead and I am 1100 miles from home. All the parts dealers say that the 5900 has been replaced by the 4048 High Flow pump. The 4048 is rated at 4gpm and 55psi as opposed to 5.7gpm and 65psi. The 4048 claims to be capable of running dry and has an internal bypass for low cycling.

The 4048 doesn't seem to have many good customer reviews, however.

My questions to the forum are:

1. Have any of you had the same 5900 pump die and what was your fix?

2 . Has anyone tried the 4048?

3. My 5900 is still within the 3 year warranty; has anyone had any luck with warranty replacement?
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:29 PM   #2
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The Shurflo Smart Sensor (model 5900-0201) on my 2012 390BH is dead and I am 1100 miles from home. All the parts dealers say that the 5900 has been replaced by the 4048 High Flow pump. The 4048 is rated at 4gpm and 55psi as opposed to 5.7gpm and 65psi. The 4048 claims to be capable of running dry and has an internal bypass for low cycling.

The 4048 doesn't seem to have many good customer reviews, however.

My questions to the forum are:

1. Have any of you had the same 5900 pump die and what was your fix?

2 . Has anyone tried the 4048?

3. My 5900 is still within the 3 year warranty; has anyone had any luck with warranty replacement?
Almost a year ago mine went dead. Being stingy, I took the pump apart and found that one brush spring wasn't strong enough. I "stretched" the spring a bit, put it all back together and it's been running fine ever since.

HTH.

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Old 03-06-2014, 08:49 PM   #3
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I did replace the original Shurflo Extreme Series (model 5900) and would just like to give some FYI for anyone that has the same model going dead.

First of all, the Extreme series even though it is one the Shurflo website, has been discontinued. The 5900 Extreme Series had a microprocessor and I feel that my pump simply went brain dead; possibly from a power surge. The Shurflo Revolution now replaces the Extreme series (model 4048-153). The pump change was easy and I have little experience with it at this point, since I am using external water. The Revolution has a internal bypass feature, which is adjustable and also an adjustable pressure setting.

I like add that FR parts had a very good price for the replacement at $134 as compared to $195 + tax from Camping World.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:06 AM   #4
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Morning, ours went bad and they shipped me the new one. I installed it about 20 minutes and it has worked fine since. Good luck. Frank
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:46 PM   #5
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Finally got my coach back from shop and wouldn't you know it - water pump wouldn't work... Looked on compartment and had a dripping leak from end of actual pump (not fittings) ...

Took pump apart, reseated rubber gaskets, tightened everything back down, re-installed and it works .... Yea !!!
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Ernest,
Sometimes it pays just to do the small things yourself. Besides saving time and aggravation of taking it to the dealer and waiting for them to work on the coach, you know that you will take your time and do it right without screwing up something else.
Happy to hear that you fixed your problem.
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It really IS hard to get good help these days..... I hate paying for half assed done work....
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