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Old 09-01-2015, 01:55 PM   #1
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water pump cycles when no water demand

My water pump cycles intermittently when no water is being used. It is not frequent and i have been assuming that it is just maintaining pressure, but i read somewhere today that it should not cycle at all if no water is being used. Should I be concerned that I have a water leak?

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Old 09-01-2015, 02:06 PM   #2
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Your water pump should not cycle unless there is a demand against it! You might check for a leaks that is causing the pump to see a demand and turn on. A leaky toilet or a water line leaking somewhere...

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Mine did that and it was a water leak hidden behind the water controls panel. If I left it on long enough, eventually I would see water start to pool on the bottom of the water bay.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:49 PM   #4
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Some time the one way valve in the pump will leak back into the fresh water tank as well.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:57 PM   #5
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Your water pump should not cycle unless there is a demand against it! You might check for a leaks that is causing the pump to see a demand and turn on. A leaky toilet or a water line leaking somewhere...

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Old 09-01-2015, 02:59 PM   #6
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Yep better check for a leak. Pump won't come on unless it's loosing pressure so you have a leak somewhere.
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:43 PM   #7
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can't find leak

It occurs to me that maybe the ice maker is causing the pump to run. I got the RV out of storage and looked under the frig, sink, and bed and can't find any water. I also went under the rig but see now water seepage. If something is behind an area that i can't get to I have no idea if i'm leaking but am not find any water inside the rig.

When i got it out of storage i turned the pump on (thinking that if i had a leak the pump would immediately come on to refill what leaked while in storage, 3 days now). The pump did not come on except for a split second cycle when i turned on the power.

Is this wishful thinking?
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:45 PM   #8
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can't find leak

i need better proof-reading. I can find NO water under the rig or inside.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:18 AM   #9
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I have a 3051 like you. My water pump does come on intermittently to refill the ice maker. That is if I am plugged in to shore power or running the generator. As I understand, the ice maker will not make ice if boon docking.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:37 AM   #10
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Thanks to all who responded. this forum is fantastic for newbies like me. I"m going to continue watching for a leak but hope for now that it is the icemaker operation i hear.
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