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Old 10-08-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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Water Pump is Pumping Air

Took out our new 246RKS for the first time. Filled water tank and everything worked fine except for the water would not clear itself of air. Used about half of a tank of water and the water had air in it. Spitting and sputtering the whole time. There was enough water to use, but it was obvious that there was air in it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:35 AM   #2
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Took out our new 246RKS for the first time. Filled water tank and everything worked fine except for the water would not clear itself of air. Used about half of a tank of water and the water had air in it. Spitting and sputtering the whole time. There was enough water to use, but it was obvious that there was air in it.
Wild guess is the water heater was not full or a bypass valve is partially open.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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It didn't matter if we were running cold or hot water. I thought it might be the pick up tube in the tank.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:42 PM   #4
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I think that it is fixed as I found a loose fitting on the inlet.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:47 PM   #5
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Sounds like you probably found the problem. It would have to be a leak on the suction side of the pump. There may also be a winterizing line on the suction side of the pump to draw antifreeze into the system.

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Old 10-08-2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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Always remember to fill Hw tank at home and use the pressure relief valve to bleed air from Hw tank then fill your fw tank up again.
Depending on what Hw tank you have you may be 6 or 10 gallons short on fw if you don't.
I fill fw and Hw at the same time to alleviate having to refill fw tank.

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