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Old 10-24-2016, 12:22 PM   #1
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Suggestions on replacement water pump?

I need to purchase a new water pump. Anyone have suggestions for the best pump to get for the price?


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Old 10-24-2016, 12:24 PM   #2
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And can I buy any 12v pump or what specs are important?


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Old 10-24-2016, 12:24 PM   #3
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What's wrong with the old one? Are you sure it needs replacing?
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Old 10-24-2016, 12:32 PM   #4
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2 things. 1 the back flow preventer is not working. When hooked to city water, tank overflows. 2 it's dead. Filled tank, turned pump on and no water will flow out of any tap.


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The backflow check valve probably needs cleaned, it has dirt under the seat and the pump is rebuildable if the motor isn't shot.

You can get rebiuld kits online and most farm stores stock rebuild kits.
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Old 10-24-2016, 01:11 PM   #6
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You will get many opinions on this as to what pump to use as a replacement and (as you have seen) whether you should replace the pump at all.

My advice... do your homework.
Pumps come in many varieties and you get what you pay for.

Some inexpensive pumps are noisy and vibrate a lot all while pumping minimal water flow.
Others are variable speed (and fluid displacement) and are quiet.

What is right for you is likely not right for the next guy.
Spend some time online (or at an RV parts house) and make your own decisions.
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2 things. 1 the back flow preventer is not working. When hooked to city water, tank overflows. 2 it's dead. Filled tank, turned pump on and no water will flow out of any tap.
As mentioned, the back flow valve can be cleaned, or better yet just install a check valve or shutoff valve on the output of the pump. That will prevent backflow to the fresh water tank. A new pump will fix the issue but will probably experience a check valve failure down the road as this is pretty common.

When you say no water will flow, are you saying the pump is running with no output, or is the motor completely dead? If dead, then yes a new pump is warranted. If the motor is running, then you have either a blockage or a bad pump assy (not motor). As stated, there are rebuild kits for this. Good luck.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:39 PM   #8
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Rebuilding is way over my head and to me "costs" me more in time and figuring it out than a couple hundred bucks to replace it which I believe I can do with a couple of screws (I think). Yes the pump is completely dead...doesn't hum, doesn't get warm...just dead.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:42 PM   #9
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Also I considered putting in a shut off valve in-line, but what a pain that would be to reach it every time. That compartment is accessed via cotter pins and my latches are a little banged up (from rocks I assume) so it's not the easiest bay to get at or re-secure.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:43 PM   #10
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Definitely looking for quiet and powerful. Is it possible to get one that is "too powerful" that it could ruin the plumbing?
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