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Old 09-26-2008, 12:56 PM   #1
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water pump not pumping

We have a Forest River surveyor 19ft expandable. We can not get water from our holding tank to any of the outlets etc. We can hear the pump but nothing happening. Do you know if there is a shut off valve or any other ideas why we can't get water through. Not sure where the pump is to check.

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Old 09-26-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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Not sure where your pump is but if yours set up is like mine, there is a valve in a short piece of hose at the pump that is set so the pump will draw antifreeze from a bottle when winterizing and distribute it throughout the plumbing system. When I first used my pump I had the same issue until I saw the valve and turned it open.

You will have to follow the pump noise to find where it is. Mine is under the front queen bed.


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Old 09-26-2008, 02:18 PM   #3
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Make sure the connection from the fresh water holding tank to the pump is tight. The slightest bit of air will cause the pump to suck air instead of water. These connections are hand tighten only so it doesn't take much to cause it to loosen in travel. If it's loose by just a half turn it will suck air instead of water.

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Old 09-26-2008, 03:52 PM   #4
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ok the pump is working, the white plastic hose comes from the water tank and goes under the floor and resurfaces from under the water heater, then clear run to the pump. It is really tight under the water heater and hose comes out the other side flat. Queston is anyone knows: would the hose actually go into the water heaater underneath or could it be stuck under there. we don't want to pull the hose incase it is supposed to and is connected to the water heater- still help!!!! thanks for the answers already very helpful
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The hose from the tank to the pump goes directly to the pump, and from the pump to the cold water line. (Just like in your house, where the incoming cold water line feeds both the water heater and your cold water faucets.) Sounds to me like someone at the factory screwed up big time when they put the water heater in and placed it on the hose, resulting in a squashed hose.
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