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Old 12-28-2018, 06:29 PM   #1
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Second head-scratcher. I have a 2018 Salem 28ckds. When I'm hooked up to city water, my fresh water tank fills up. I've opened the drain on the bottom to empty it. if I leave a closed it fills back up although not terribly quickly. If I leave it open the ground is saturated beneath the camper.
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Old 12-28-2018, 06:36 PM   #2
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Your back flow valve on you 12 water pump is allowing water into the tank. Try running the pump to see if it frees up. You may need to shut off the city water to try this.

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Old 12-28-2018, 06:37 PM   #3
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Ok thx. If it does not free it up, I suppose that means I need a new 12 volt water pump.
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Old 12-28-2018, 06:47 PM   #4
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I have had this happen twice in 2 1/2 years. Both times I put water in the fresh tank and ran the pump for several hours. It worked for me.

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Ok thx. If it does not free it up, I suppose that means I need a new 12 volt water pump.
Not necessarily. Depending on your pump you may just be able to change the check valve yourself or your dealer can do it for you. A lot cheaper than a new pump and in some cases the manufacturer of the pump will send you a new one for free. It is a quick switch, the hardest part is taking out your pump and re-installing depending on where it is in your unit.

Otherwise if you have a winterization kit attached to your pump just switch it to close off or by-pass the fresh tank, that way the water will not go in to fill it. You just have to remember to switch it back when you are not using city water and using your fresh tank.
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Old 12-29-2018, 01:28 PM   #6
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Try resetting the water pump check valve using the following procedure:

Turn off city water
Turn off water pump if on.
Turn on any faucet wait 1 min
Turn on water pump
let water run 1 min
Turn off faucet
turn off water pump
Wait for water pump to quit running
Turn on city water
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Old 12-29-2018, 02:16 PM   #7
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Camco makes a backflow preventer that takes 10 minutes to install. It goes on the inlet side of the waterpump. Just be careful of how tight you turn it, or the filer housing will crack. I had the same issue and that fixed it. Camco 23303 is the part number
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Old 12-29-2018, 04:06 PM   #8
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Not necessarily. Depending on your pump you may just be able to change the check valve yourself or your dealer can do it for you. A lot cheaper than a new pump and in some cases the manufacturer of the pump will send you a new one for free. It is a quick switch, the hardest part is taking out your pump and re-installing depending on where it is in your unit.

Otherwise if you have a winterization kit attached to your pump just switch it to close off or by-pass the fresh tank, that way the water will not go in to fill it. You just have to remember to switch it back when you are not using city water and using your fresh tank.
Thanks. I like to fix things myself if at all possible before replacing.
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Try resetting the water pump check valve using the following procedure:

Turn off city water
Turn off water pump if on.
Turn on any faucet wait 1 min
Turn on water pump
let water run 1 min
Turn off faucet
turn off water pump
Wait for water pump to quit running
Turn on city water
Thanks. I'll give this a try when I get back to TT in coulee of days...
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Camco makes a backflow preventer that takes 10 minutes to install. It goes on the inlet side of the waterpump. Just be careful of how tight you turn it, or the filer housing will crack. I had the same issue and that fixed it. Camco 23303 is the part number
This might be something to look into if I can't reset it. Thanks for the input...
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