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Old 07-03-2016, 03:14 PM   #11
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We had a somewhat similar issue when I tried to pump anti freeze a few years ago. When I bypassed the selector valve, the pump worked fine. Replaced the selector valve & no more problem. Summary -- yes, if the pump is good the problem should be in the intake path to the pump.
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Old 07-03-2016, 03:21 PM   #12
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Yes, had same problem.
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Old 07-03-2016, 03:28 PM   #13
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Thanks, yes it has a filter and strainer on pump, I put pump on correct. It does have a valve and small hose where u can suck antifreeze, all valves are turned correct. Had same issue with last pump so it has to be a leak somewhere.
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Old 07-03-2016, 03:30 PM   #14
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And pump won't shut off sometimes when faucet is off
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:24 PM   #15
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Had similar problem on my brand new Rockwood. Turned out I had an air leak on the faucet in the bathroom. Used sidecutters to squeeze the metal hose clamp and haven't had a problem in the last 3 years. That faucet would belch air until the pump finally primed.
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:25 PM   #16
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And pump won't shut off sometimes when faucet is off
I would suspect either the selector valve or the the connections. Suggest you try connecting the line from the tank directly to the pump; if that works replace the valve.
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:33 AM   #17
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How did u find it was there?
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:48 AM   #18
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Not sure I understand the last question. If you follow the path from the inlet to the pump backwards, the first thing you generally should come to is the selector -- unless your unit doesn't have one. Inlets to the selector in my Rockwood are from the tank, or the hose to suck antifreeze. To try bypassing the valve you would connect the line from your tank directly to the pump inlet. If it pumps properly you either have a bad valve (my case) or leaky connection/s.
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Old 07-04-2016, 10:19 AM   #19
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Mine is the same way your camper is, I'll have to check that out. I tried quoting the guy saying it was his faucet. I believe since all my faucets do that its b4 the pump
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:29 PM   #20
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For mine, we don't use the fresh water tank much and I found out when I was winterizing and trying to pump antifreeze. In our trailer it's very awkward to get to the pump area. I managed to bypass the valve & get antifreeze in; then left it for the winter. I ordered a new valve and replaced it in the spring.
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