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Old 04-08-2016, 05:12 PM   #1
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Just picked up our unit. The water pump worked, now it doesn't. Is there an inline fuse somewhere? There is none in the fuse panel, at least not that I have found, no red lights. Another question, will the pump work with the battery switch in the disconnect position, even though it's plugged into shore power? I'm home now, just thinking of different reasons the pump doesn't work, besides that its broken.
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:16 PM   #2
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On mine, the battery disconnect kills everything except the landing/leveling system. If your plugged in, the battery switch should be on. This allows the converter to keep the battery charged.

When the battery switch is on, do you hear the pump running/hum? Is the water level in the fresh water tank sufficient? Sometimes the pump can lose prime especially if it was pumped dry. Is the selector valve in the correct position (normal or city fixture)? Sometimes just hooking up to shore water supply while running the pump will prime it (worked for me).
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:05 AM   #3
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On mine, the battery disconnect kills everything except the landing/leveling system. If your plugged in, the battery switch should be on. This allows the converter to keep the battery charged.

When the battery switch is on, do you hear the pump running/hum? Is the water level in the fresh water tank sufficient? Sometimes the pump can lose prime especially if it was pumped dry. Is the selector valve in the correct position (normal or city fixture)? Sometimes just hooking up to shore water supply while running the pump will prime it (worked for me).
I neglected to turn on the switch, I didn't notice till I was done with everything else. I was hooked up to shore power, the slides came in. I was worried about lines freezing, the dealer put some water in it to test everything before I picked it up. I wanted to put antifreeze through it again, just to be safe. It went down to 14 degrees for a few days. There is no water at camp, now.
I put the switches, in the proper position, to push the antifreeze through the lines. The pump didn't kick on. I took the box cover off and felt the pump, no vibration, no hum, just for some info, there is a nightmare amount of water lines behind it. I put the antifreeze through the system with my old trusty hand pump.
I'm headed up to camp today, to see if the switch will turn it on. I'm also bringing a test light to see if the pump is getting power.
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:18 AM   #4
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If there was water in he line the pump may have froze up. I'd check the pump for ice in it. later
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There should be a in-line fuse at the pump.......
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Just got back from the trailer. Even with the battery switch off, there is still power to the pump. There is no inline fuse. I took the pump out and some water came out, along with some antifreeze. Put it back in and and it worked fine. I'm thinking like ace, bit of ice in it. I sucked up some more antifreeze, to make sure. Thanks for all your input.
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Glade to hear the good out come and now working. Thanks for sharing what you did. Later RJD
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