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Old 02-24-2019, 11:28 AM   #1
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water pump noisy when on

lately the water pumps is very noisy ( intervals )when we turn it on , what can be the cause , we are connected to city fill and our water tank is 1/4 full .

what setting should we be at city fill ( bottom one ) or Normal ( top one ) ?

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Old 02-24-2019, 11:31 AM   #2
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Can you see the hoses around the pump? It is amazing how much they vibrate and when they touch a wall, item around it or just another hose it is amazing the noise they make.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:35 AM   #3
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Can you see the hoses around the pump? It is amazing how much they vibrate and when they touch a wall, item around it or just another hose it is amazing the noise they make.
Thanks will check , but it is more the pump that makes the noise , as if its nit getting enough water .
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If you're on city water there is no need to have the pump on, unless you have stupid low pressure and you want to augment with the pump. It will come on when the pressure in the system drops below the activating pressure of the pump.

What I suspect you're having is that the city pressure is RIGHT at that pressure, on the ragged edge, and that the pump is sort of coming on/off/on/off.......

I would turn it off and leave it off.

Not sure about your terminology.... AFAIK there is CITY or FILL......(I could be wrong, I have a pic of the valve but can't read it well. I do NOT have the valve)

CITY being hooked up with a hose. FILL being "fill the tank" and NORMAL being running off the tank with the pump.

If you are connected to a faucet with a hose you need to be in CITY with the pump OFF.
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If you are connected to city water, you do not need nor want your water pump on.
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If you're hooked up to city water you should have your water pump turned off...
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If you're on city water there is no need to have the pump on, unless you have stupid low pressure and you want to augment with the pump. It will come on when the pressure in the system drops below the activating pressure of the pump.

What I suspect you're having is that the city pressure is RIGHT at that pressure, on the ragged edge, and that the pump is sort of coming on/off/on/off.......

I would turn it off and leave it off.

Not sure about your terminology.... AFAIK there is CITY or FILL......(I could be wrong, I have a pic of the valve but can't read it well. I do NOT have the valve)

CITY being hooked up with a hose. FILL being "fill the tank" and NORMAL being running off the tank with the pump.

If you are connected to a faucet with a hose you need to be in CITY with the pump OFF.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:55 AM   #8
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what setting should we be at city fill ( bottom one ) or Normal ( top one ) ?

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As to the noise (which you shouldn't be hearing when the water pump is off on city water), those tank indicators are frequently incorrect and you may have less water in that fresh water tank than you think. Ours makes more noise when trying to pull up water from a near empty tank. So if you intend to camp without city water, you might want to fill up the fresh water tank a bit more.

You should be able to hear the fresh water tank filling when in the correct valve position. That's obviously not the one you need when connected to city water. I think Normal on our rig is what we use and it will run off city water or use the water pump when it's turned on.
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As to the noise (which you shouldn't be hearing when the water pump is off on city water), those tank indicators are frequently incorrect and you may have less water in that fresh water tank than you think. Ours makes more noise when trying to pull up water from a near empty tank. So if you intend to camp without city water, you might want to fill up the fresh water tank a bit more.

You should be able to hear the fresh water tank filling when in the correct valve position. That's obviously not the one you need when connected to city water. I think Normal on our rig is what we use and it will run off city water or use the water pump when it's turned on.
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Ah, good point on the meter. I am used to being able to SEE my tank and go off that versus the meter..... I think yours is hidden behind the "useless white panel" and you may well be sucking air.....

There's a thread here that can show you what I'm talking about.

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