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Old 04-23-2018, 10:50 PM   #1
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My 2017 Forester 3171DS water pump suddenly quit working. I can hear a click when I turn it on, but nothing else. Any suggestions? Also, any help locating it would be helpful I know it is in the rear of the Motorhome in the bed area, but cannot find it. TIA
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:26 PM   #2
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Why it does not work could be caused by many things. Finding it is easy. Try compartment in front of the door side (passenger) rear wheel. Look for a hatch in the back of that compartment. Under the bed is another prime location.
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Why it does not work could be caused by many things. Finding it is easy. Try compartment in front of the door side (passenger) rear wheel. Look for a hatch in the back of that compartment. Under the bed is another prime location.
Thank you. Checked in the compartment and there it is. Now, to figure out why it is not working.
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We use the water pump when we are on the road , mainly for the bathroom. Yesterday it worked fine. Today, it did not work at all. We have a couple stops ahead (we are on a cross country trip) where we have no hook ups. Will need it then, but in the meantime I have a couple weeks to trouble shoot , and should be able to pick up a new one if needed.
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There should be a blade fuse hanging around the water pump. That is a good place to check for power.
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Thank you. Checked in the compartment and there it is. Now, to figure out why it is not working.
Make sure the pump is not switched from the water tank to the intake hose. There should be a short section of hose going from the pump to the filter with a valve in the middle. The valve switches from the tank to the intake hose which is used for winterizing.
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After not working at all yesterday, I tried it today when we were in the road again, and it has worked all day. I will check the connections to see if they are tight. When I can, I believe I will buy a spare. Any recommendations?
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Sounds like the pressure switch may have been stuck. Your pump is easy to access and easy to find a replacement if necessary. I would not carry a spare.
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Sounds like the pressure switch may have been stuck. Your pump is easy to access and easy to find a replacement if necessary. I would not carry a spare.
Just curious. Why would you not carry a spare? We will be visiting a couple National Parks where we will be boondocking. I thought it might be good to have a spare along. Would you go ahead and replace it, or just wait until it fails. I am fairly new at this, and would like some guidance from those with more experience.
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Make sure the pump is not switched from the water tank to the intake hose. There should be a short section of hose going from the pump to the filter with a valve in the middle. The valve switches from the tank to the intake hose which is used for winterizing.
Thank you. The pump worked as normal today. Not sure what is going on. I haven’t wknterized fhe Motorhome as I take it to Florida in November and keep it there over the winter. It worked today, but not yesterday.
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Between the water tank and the pump is a trap of sorts. Screw off the round plastic cover and clean it out. Probably not your problem but good to do anyway. All of the plastic string bits is debris from drilling the fresh water tank for the hose connections.
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Mine stopped working 2 summers ago. One day worked fine. Then at the end of the trip the pump would run but not pump water. I drove home and it worked fine there, before completely quitting. The dealer replaced it. One day this winter, I got bored and took it apart. Not seeing any obvious problem, I reassembled it and tried again. Now it works fine. I keep it as a spare.
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Just curious. Why would you not carry a spare? We will be visiting a couple National Parks where we will be boondocking. I thought it might be good to have a spare along. Would you go ahead and replace it, or just wait until it fails. I am fairly new at this, and would like some guidance from those with more experience.
Sorry, I missed your post. I would not carry a spare mostly because I can fix most problems in the “field”. Another main reason is because the volume and weight. What “spares” would you carry? So I carry a moderate tool box and a tackle box with “stuff”. We boondock/dry camp often. It’s really not a problem. I do carry a pump that is powered by my cordless drill driver. Can fill bucket from the FW tank drain.
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Mine stopped working 2 summers ago. One day worked fine. Then at the end of the trip the pump would run but not pump water. I drove home and it worked fine there, before completely quitting. The dealer replaced it. One day this winter, I got bored and took it apart. Not seeing any obvious problem, I reassembled it and tried again. Now it works fine. I keep it as a spare.
Interesting. Mine seems to be working fine now. Not sure what the problem was.
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Sorry, I missed your post. I would not carry a spare mostly because I can fix most problems in the “field”. Another main reason is because the volume and weight. What “spares” would you carry? So I carry a moderate tool box and a tackle box with “stuff”. We boondock/dry camp often. It’s really not a problem. I do carry a pump that is powered by my cordless drill driver. Can fill bucket from the FW tank drain.
Understand. The water pump seems to be working fine now. Got a gallon jug to keep water by the toilet just in case. Hoping for the best.
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I had the same issue last summer. Didn't work for 2 days then suddenly it began to work. Guess all is good
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The shur-flo is pretty simple. Aside from a loose connection, the intermittent operation can be caused by the pressure switch. Being old school, I am not beyond whacking it (lightly) with a screwdriver handle. It has worked!
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