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Old 11-08-2014, 12:18 PM   #1
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water pump bypass for winterizing - no suction

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I got it to work last year, having trouble this year. My pump is on, turned the valve to syphon hose but no suction to take on the antifreeze. What am I missing? Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Old 11-08-2014, 12:19 PM   #2
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:31 PM   #3
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Dear Forum Members,

I got it to work last year, having trouble this year. My pump is on, turned the valve to syphon hose but no suction to take on the antifreeze. What am I missing? Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Ken

Do you have any water in the water tank?
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:37 PM   #4
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maybe try adding some water in the tank and using the pump, may have to be primed. once it primed it may work. Then switch over and winterize? Just a thought.
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:39 PM   #5
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If you are using tygon tubing going into anti-freeze jug, make sure tubing is straight down and not curling up otherwise it will not prime.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:56 PM   #6
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Dear Forum Members,

I got it to work last year, having trouble this year. My pump is on, turned the valve to syphon hose but no suction to take on the antifreeze. What am I missing? Thanks in advance for any advice!

Regards,

Ken

You have to open the valve to the antifreeze hose AND close the valve to the fresh water tank. They are both right there very close to each other.


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Old 11-15-2014, 07:30 PM   #7
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absolut..............


just winterized my 2010 and was doing the same thing. Just pour some antifreeze into the siphon tube and then shove it into the bottle. It will start to pump fluid right away.


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Old 11-15-2014, 07:38 PM   #8
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On mine (I have a different unit), I had to turn on a faucet in the trailer to get the action going. I wouldn't think having water in your FW tank would have anything to do with it. The theory is to pump from the antifreeze bottle rather than the FW tank. (see Trempert's post)
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:10 PM   #9
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I had the same problem for about 15 minutes... Forgot to take the cap/plug out of the take up tube.... Once my brain fart cleared, it all worked well.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:33 AM   #10
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You have to open a faucet to relieve back pressure in the line when the pump tries to prime. These pumps don't have a lot of power so they need all the help you can give them.

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