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Old 11-25-2015, 09:48 AM   #11
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Thanks for all your responses. I really do appreciate it.

So this morning I have verified that I have the valve in the correct position by pouring antifreeze through a funnel into the antifreeze inlet and it filled the pump's filter screen reservoir. Below is pic of my valve. Line going up goes to AF inlet and the one going left goes to FW tank. I again looked for a second valve on the FW line and didn't find one so I'm assuming this valve closes it off. I capped my low water drains which I hadn't done before. And I filled the hose/inlet line with antifreeze, put my finger over the end and placed in a bucket of antifreeze. Still won't pump the AF in. I had one faucet (cold water side) open while trying this. I did let it run a short time with the faucet closed but I didn't think you were supposed to run a pump without liquid so I didn't let it run long.

Again, the pump seems quieter than other campers we owned so at this point I think there's something wrong with the pump itself. Any other thoughts?

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Old 11-25-2015, 10:25 AM   #12
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I assume you've checked to be sure the clear plastic bowl and screen attached to the end of the pump are clean and tight?
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:32 AM   #13
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Do not know which is the anti freeze line but looks like the valve is in line with the blue line (straight up ) so that on our Puma is pulling from the tank not the antifreeze ????
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:45 AM   #14
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When you put your hose in the anti-freeze jug, make sure it does not curl up, usually it needs to be straight down for it to pull......give it a try, nothing to loose.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:56 AM   #15
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Try this procedure; First, i'll assume your pump pushes fresh water properly, that being the case, your pump is fine. Now, set the valve in winterize position, close the low point drains, take a garden hose and provide adequate volume and pressure of water to the pick up hose (wrap a rag to minimize splash back) then have someone hold the rigged connection while you engage the pump, that should provide enough flow to prime the pump. My aasuption is that you lost suction to the pump.
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Old 11-25-2015, 11:56 AM   #16
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As I said, I verified the valve is in the correct position by pouring AF thru a funnel into the AF inlet.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:01 PM   #17
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Since I hadn't used the pump since I tested it when new and I had drained the FW tank I couldn't assume that it pushes fresh water. So I've now put water in the FW tank, turned the valve to that line and the pump does not pump FW either.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:03 PM   #18
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As I said, I verified the valve is in the correct position by pouring AF thru a funnel into the AF inlet.
Are you by any chance able to continue to pour antifreeze in the inlet while the pump is running? It might start pumping if a full head is applied to the pump.
Just a thought.

I didn't see any pink antifreeze in the screen in your photo which leads me to believe it either got pumped out (and couldn't pull enough head to suck additional) or you took the picture before you funneled antifreeze in it.
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5picker,

I did take the picture before I tried pouring the antifreeze. It's pink now. I'll give your suggestion a try after lunch. thanks.
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Since I hadn't used the pump since I tested it when new and I had drained the FW tank I couldn't assume that it pushes fresh water. So I've now put water in the FW tank, turned the valve to that line and the pump does not pump FW either.
You're on the right track. Either you lost prime (you said the pump lights. )the pump might have lost prime. Follow the procedure I suggested to force water to the pump to regain suction. Just sayin'
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