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Old 09-16-2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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Little water pressure pump or shore

The title says it all. Good external pressure and the pump runs. Little or no water flowing. I've read that it may be the 'filter'. Is the pump and/or filter easily accessed ? I have a FR Forester. Any other ideas ?? Thanks.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:07 AM   #2
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I don't have a Forester, but here's a couple tips:

If it's low flow at a particular faucet, you may have either a flow restrictor or debris clogging the aerator. Check\clean these first as it will involve the least amount of work. Our bathroom sink had this issue and it was due to a 1/2 inch splinter of wood that fell into the plumbing lines during construction.

If it's slow on all faucets via shore\city hookup AND via pump you may have a crimp in multiple lines or one of your bypass valves may be partially open or closed. Find your water access panel and see what kind of mess you have going on where the lines come in. Check the area for one or more twisted\crimped lines, ensure all bypass valves are either fully opened or closed and see if that helps. Also check your filter while you're in there - if it's over a year old or looks awful it's probably time to change it.

If neither of the above helps, it may be warranty time unless some other folks have suggestions that I'm not thinking of.

good luck and keep us posted!
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:56 PM   #3
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My new a126 is slow as well. I'll have to look into the lines. We were using a 50psi regulator but the flow at the hose was easily 10 times greater than at the sink.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:53 PM   #4
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Unscrew the filters at each faucet. They are likely plugged. Clean the screens out and reinstal.

This is a common issue as many places have hard water and the minerals build up against the screens.

Hope that helps you out.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:04 PM   #5
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Does your camper have a "whole house" type filter? They clog easily and are a common source of low water pressure. It may be hidden behind a panel.
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Not sure about the op, but I've got to get out and check mine. The filter is new as is the camper. I fear a crimped line somewhere In my case.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:29 PM   #7
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Not sure about the op, but I've got to get out and check mine. The filter is new as is the camper. I fear a crimped line somewhere In my case.
Maybe the filter is still wrapped in plastic
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Maybe the filter is still wrapped in plastic
I hope not LOL.... The tech seemed competent at delivery (at least smart enough to remove the wrapper) hehe.

Stupid rain here for the last two days... maybe it will stop raining tonight and I can get out there and have a look.
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