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Old 08-21-2016, 08:47 PM   #1
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Water not coming out of faucet

Just got back from a weekend of camping. When we set up, we filled the fresh water tank and turned pump and hot water heater on. The pump was making noise like it was working, but water would dribble out of faucet. The pump stayed on for a while so I shut it off and on again. Eventuall it worked.

When I got home, I put city water in the tank to flush the lines, and it did the same thing except this time the pump would run continuously but no water would come out.

The water comes out when hooked up directly to a water source, but not when using the pump. Checked fuse and seems fine. The pump just seems to keep running but no water.

Any ideas before I call the dealership? Trailer is only a month old and it has worked fine until now.

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Old 08-21-2016, 08:51 PM   #2
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Suspect the filter on the water pump itself is plugged with debris.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:05 PM   #3
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Suspect the filter on the water pump itself is plugged with debris.
Thanks, will check that. I looked at it and it seemed clear through the plastic, but I should take it off and check.
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Check that your pump suction valve is lined up to the fresh water tank and not to the anti-freeze fill connection.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:07 PM   #5
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Check that your pump suction valve is lined up to the fresh water tank and not to the anti-freeze fill connection.
I haven't touched that since I got the trailer, could something cause the valve to close on it's own? Can't hurt to give it a try I guess.
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Old 08-22-2016, 02:54 AM   #6
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Check that your pump suction valve is lined up to the fresh water tank and not to the anti-freeze fill connection.
There is no such valve on an A-frame at time of production. And most A-frame owners are unlikely to install another opening into their vehicle side on their own.

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Old 08-22-2016, 07:31 AM   #7
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Does your water system have a valve for winterizing system? If so, could it be set on the winterize position and not the normal position.



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Old 08-22-2016, 07:43 AM   #8
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I experienced the same problem with regard to the pump and found the suction filter (at the pump) was plugged. Looking thru the housing it looked clean, but once removed and cleaned normal water pressure was returned.
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:49 AM   #9
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The pump running all the time means that it's not priming.

Sine you say it's worked previously and you've not changed anything, I suspect either a fitting on the suction side of the pump has come loose, or the suction strainer on the pump is clogged up. It could possibly be a defective pump, but check the most likely stuff first.

Check the fittings between the pump suction and the fresh water tank. Then remove the suction strainer and check it for debris.

The suction strainer will either be like the one below, or it'll be a small screen in the end of the fitting on the pump.

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Thanks for all the great an quick responses. I am going to look at these things hopefully tonight, before contacting the dealership. Will let you know how it goes.
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