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Old 07-13-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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Water pump is very noisy

My water pump is very noisy and lays has been. I have a SS1812 Stealth Toyhauler. The water pump runs now whenever the faucets are bing used. It used to prime and only run periodically. It shakes the stove top when it runs and rattles terribly. This is my first trailer and I have not taken it in yet but I am past the warranty because I have own it for 2 years now.

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Old 07-13-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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Some of this shaking can be caused by the lines vibrating against wood walls. Examine it while running and see if some foam won't take care of it.

Also, my pump is installed on a layer of carpeting and the vibrations would be much noisier than without that carpet. Some people have replaced the carpet with foam.

I don't know which model pump you have, but there are quieter pumps you can install.

Search on the board for noisy pump for more info.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:05 PM   #3
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Make sure the pump is securely fastened to it's mounting. As far as it running continually while a faucet is turned on.....Well, that's the way mine has always worked faucet on, pump runs. Maybe mine is drawing a little air before the pump. Hope to hear about others experience, now I'm curious.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:05 PM   #4
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Suggestion to remove noise from water pump.
Buy a foam mouse pad and mount the rubber pad under the 4 mounting screws holding the pump down. This is a very simple and cost effecive method.


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Old 07-13-2011, 02:15 PM   #5
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Its noisy but unlike the kids, its quiet at bed time !!
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:05 PM   #6
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Thank you all for the information. I am going to make sure the filter is clean and then remount the pump on rubber or mouse pads.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:54 PM   #7
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Shurflo makes a silencing kit that CW has for under $20.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:48 PM   #8
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IF and I do mean IF you have the room for it, you can install a 5 gallon bladder tank such as used for a shallow well, with a pump switch. This will allow the pump to pressurize the tank, and stay pressurized for a pre-set amount of pressure. Then when it operates, it will run much less between pump cycles. Up to you! Randy
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:16 PM   #9
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there is a thread on the Georgetown forum where someone has posted elaborate instructions on setting this up on a motorhome. Try a search.

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It really wouldn't be too difficult at all, providing you have room for it. Sets up very much the same as a shallow well would. Randy
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