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Old 04-04-2016, 03:15 AM   #1
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Water Pump ran continuously ?

Filled FW tank this afternoon, started water pump and turned on 110v water heater switch. We were about to head out on a trip. As I was finishing loading, I heard the water pump running and it wasn't shutting off. I turned on bathroom faucet and normal water came out. It must have been running for 10-15 minutes. I checked everywhere for a leak but found none. We shut off the pump and I opened the low point drain. When empty, I
removed the strainer which had some silicone shaving. Then turned on the pump and it seemed to be working normal again. We are now at a stop for the night and it appears to be OK. I am surprised the pump didn't cause a blow out running that long with no open faucet. Oh, it's a 2016 Forester 2701DS
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:59 AM   #2
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Filling up W/H! Youroo!! Your lucky when you did the "Low point drains" that the Elec element didn't burn out!
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:06 AM   #3
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Did it fill your Fresh water tank or was the overflow running over?
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:10 AM   #4
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The water tank didn't overflow, it was full to the top.

The water heater was full from last weeks trip. There was still a third tank of water in the F/W tank and I drained and refilled it prior to turning on the water pump and water heater. Couldn't burn out the electric element as there was always water in it. Draining the low point doesn't drain the water heater, only the lines from it to the faucet and maybe only the cold. My Winnebago Minnie had a hot and cold low point drain, how come only one on the Forester?

Obviously, the pressure cut-off was the issue and I somehow re-set it by removing all pressure. My guess.
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:13 AM   #5
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Left mine on over night one time when a piece of sand clogged the pressure switch, that was a year ago, no trouble . After I had done this I read the manual.. I know, crazy right! It said running dry for a long time would not do harm. Mine ran a long time with water in it, just churning.

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Old 04-04-2016, 11:21 AM   #6
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Most RV's have a FW tank drain,and a drain for Cold water and a drain for Hot water! Plus a W/H drain plug! Most Rv's WILL drain the W/H from the Hot water Low point drain also,Bringing "White Crud" with it! If you Only have 1 drain it is very rare! Youroo!!
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:29 AM   #7
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Left mine on over night one time when a piece of sand clogged the pressure switch, that was a year ago, no trouble . After I had done this I read the manual.. I know, crazy right! It said running dry for a long time would not do harm. Mine ran a long time with water in it, just churning.

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I wonder if I had a science experiment going on in my system leaving the tank sit for 10days and algae clogged the pressure cut-off. There was water pressure when the DW opened the faucet. Anyway, it's working fine now and hopefully for the remainder of our trip. I think draining the line did a re-set.
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Sounds like the pressure switch had a hiccup.
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:43 PM   #9
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Why only one low point drain, Red with black cap? Blue is FW tank drain.
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Left mine on over night one time when a piece of sand clogged the pressure switch, that was a year ago, no trouble . After I had done this I read the manual.. I know, crazy right! It said running dry for a long time would not do harm. Mine ran a long time with water in it, just churning.

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Well that's good to hear. My water pump has the usual switch on the control panel but there is also one right above the black tank flush hose connection. On our last trip I must have bumped it while doing the tank flush and got home 4 hours later and heard it running. I hope everything is OK. I haven't even put any water in the tank yet as our first few trips have all had city connections.
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