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Old 10-19-2018, 12:07 PM   #1
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Canít get water to pump from fresh water tank

Have 2012 38' Blue Ridge 3600 cabin edition by Cedar Creek. Person we bought from said water from fresh water pump didnít work well. Weíve tried everything, including a new water pump. Only get a trickle. Then it turns to air. Doesnít seem to suck any water from tank (and weíve checked to be sure there is water there). Water line from fresh water tank Ts and goes to filter and discharge side of the pump. The suction side of the pump goes to the normal or winterize valve. Is there a switch or some secret to get it to pump from the fresh water tank??
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:20 PM   #2
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Make sure all the winterizing valves are set correctly.
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:30 PM   #3
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Don’t find anything that tells me. Hot water heater is set for bypass. The other is normal. Is that correct?
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:49 PM   #4
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You may have a blockage at the tank outlet, like when they cut into the tank and let the piece fall in the tank.
Or blockage in the hose from the tank ahead of the pump suction.
Or, like mine, there is a valve between the tank and the pump suction that is partially or completely closed.
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:59 PM   #5
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Can you put a temporary line from the suction side of the pump to a bucket with water in it?
That will tell you quickly if your problem is the fresh tank/suction line.
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Old 10-19-2018, 01:17 PM   #6
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What 5picker says, if the pumps draws from the bucket you have a punctured hose, cracked fitting or loose connection somewhere between the pump and the water tank which can be a royal PITA to access.
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:17 AM   #7
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Looking for air leak

Any advice out there on what to do first, or best way to find an air leak in the fresh water line to the pump?
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Old 10-20-2018, 02:10 PM   #8
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Have you tried filling your fresh twater completely and see if it will pump. Mine will not pump unless the water level is above 1/3 full.
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Tank was over 3/4 full. But after trying many things, think there is an air leak Thanks for the comment
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Tank was over 3/4 full. But after trying many things, think there is an air leak Thanks for the comment
If you try the suction from a bucket as mentioned make sure the bucket of water is level or even above pump. They are not powerful pumps and have a difficult time lifting water.
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