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Old 03-10-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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12v Water Pump vibrates bad when water is on...

12v Water Pump vibrates bad when water is on...is this normal? It rattles (shakes) so much you can feel it in the floor when the water is turned on.
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:09 AM   #2
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That is not normal, where is it mounted or located, is it a Shurflo ?
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:47 AM   #3
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Sounds like it is not fastened down properly. Find it and get an old mouse pad to put under it and then fasten it down. It is amazing how much noise disappears with a cheap old mouse pad.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:00 AM   #4
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x2 on the mouse pad idea. Anything to soak up those vibrations. I also tied down and padded the lines where I could. That helped a lot.
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you'll get used to it in time

once you check
so as to make sure it is tight ??
you'll get used to it in time

let's me know
if it is runing sometimes for no reason

should not come on in the middle of the night
if no one is using water
pointing to
bad check valve
or
slow leak somewhere

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once you check
so as to make sure it is tight ??
you'll get used to it in time

let's me know
if it is runing sometimes for no reason

should not come on in the middle of the night
if no one is using water
pointing to
bad check valve
or
slow leak somewhere

MM
Good advice Mountainbod - that is why I always use the fresh water holding tank.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:36 PM   #7
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most of the time, it the water lines vibrating against wood, that makes so much noise.
you can buy a Shurflo silencing kit or look to see what is making the noise.
mine was the lines vibrating against the wood cabinet they were in.
moving them away and wrapping them in some rags, eliminated almost all the noise.
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