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Old 02-21-2016, 11:29 PM   #1
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Fresh water tank full. Pump working. No water flowing. ???

I had an issue a couple of years ago and had to use the fresh water tank and pump. I can't remember if I had to do anything different with any of the valves after the water goes through the pump.
The pump is working. The tank is full. No water is flowing.
Any ideas?
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:37 PM   #2
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This could be a number of things.

Hot and cold water not working or just one?
All faucets and outlets not working or just one?
What about shower, outside sprayer or shower?
Did you turn the pump valve off bypass which is used for loading antifreeze?
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:45 PM   #3
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Yes, the hot and cold water is not working from any faucet. The pump sounds like it did last we used it 2 years ago. I turned the hot water heater off because I'm not sure if there is any water in it.
I think the pump would run until the hot water heater and all the lines were full then it would shut off. I let the pump run (make noise like it's working) almost ten minutes, then shut it off.
I may have someone coming tomorrow to fix the city water thing. I guess he can look at the fresh water system while he is here.
Thanks much.
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:51 PM   #4
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Also make sure your low point drains are closed so you aren't just pumping out the bottom - but you should see that if it happens.

If the pump runs continuously as you say, it's not pressurizing the line (failure to prime?) or the pressure sensor isn't working.

Don't forget to check that antifreeze valve.
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Old 02-22-2016, 12:55 AM   #5
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How many gallons does the water heater hold? Depending on the size of the water heater, it can take quite awhile for it to fill using the pump. You could try bypassing the water heater & see if that makes any difference.

I usually try to fill the water heater & the rest of the lines using city water inlet first & then switch over to the fresh water tank & pump.

Agree, it could also be a failure of the pump to auto-prime. Sometimes opening a faucet or two while the pump is running may help.

Hopefully it's nothing too drastic and you get it figured out quickly. Good luck!
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:33 AM   #6
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My DOH! moment for the last two years is I forgot to turn the winterizing selector valve from antifreeze draw to normal. Pump running, tank full, no water.

So check that one.
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:59 AM   #7
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I think the pump would run until the hot water heater and all the lines were full then it would shut off. I let the pump run (make noise like it's working) almost ten minutes, then shut it off.
I may have someone coming tomorrow to fix the city water thing. I guess he can look at the fresh water system while he is here.
What is wrong with your city water? Could both problems be related.
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Old 02-22-2016, 02:53 AM   #8
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The check valve is dry and not working properly. This is what it sounds like to me, had the same thing happen and that is what it was. My check valve was located up behind the shower wall, had to remove the shower faucet panel to access it.
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Your winterization valve is in the winterize position. Flip it the other way.

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Your winterization valve is in the winterize position. Flip it the other way.

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