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Old 09-15-2015, 06:19 PM   #1
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Water pump not working?

I've had the camper 3 years but always used city water, till today. Since I have a long trip next month, might need on board water tank, decided to fill in the driveway and check it out. First, I ran city water, filled hot water tank, good flow at both faucets, then disconnected city and filled the onboard water tank till the spout overflowed so I know it is full. To bad they can't make a tank with a visual indicator somewhere!
Turned on pump switch, don't hear a thing.
I get a trickle of cold water which diminished to a drip in less than a minute, same with hot side.
Checked fuse, 10 ATC, it is fine. All circuits good,AC running fine. Turned switch again , off/on, still no change in water flow. Manual says to check vent? Where is vent?
When I had a pup, I could hear the ShurFlo turn on/off intermittently, but with this A frame, no sound at all.
What else can I do to check this out as I may need it down the road.
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:42 PM   #2
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Well, the pump is a 12V pump. By chance do you have a battery disconnect switch?? Did you reconnect the battery before you began your test??
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:45 PM   #3
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I don't have a disconnect, and the battery is hooked up, and also on shore power. My DC lights work fine. Do you have a camper of this type?
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:51 PM   #4
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Put a test light on the power and ground of the pump. Then you will know if it is the pump or a power issue.
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:54 PM   #5
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I am not that skilled unfortunately. I need to hear from someone with this type of Shurflo pump. You have not yet identified your type of camper in your settings?
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:01 PM   #6
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I just got a Flagstaff T12 BH. If you are unable to test for power I would bet that the pump is bogged down by gunk that formed in the impeller after sitting for three years. I would pull out the pump and see if you could clean it out.
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:03 PM   #7
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Really doesn't take any special skill. Simply put the red probe on the + terminal of the pump and the black probe on the pump - terminal. If the light lights up, you have 12V to the pump and the pump is the issue. If it doesn't light up, you don't have 12V to the pump, and the problem is in the wiring/fuse!

Note- be sure you use a test light made for 12V, not 120V.
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:10 PM   #8
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I don't know where the pump is located, though may be under bench seat near the switch. What test meter should I ask for at Home Depot?
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:14 PM   #9
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12v test light. Follow the wires from the switch to the pump. When you get the test light it doesn't matter if you put the clamp end or pointy end on either wire . it will work either way.
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I don't know where the pump is located, though may be under bench seat near the switch. What test meter should I ask for at Home Depot?
If I may suggest.

Klein Tools Electrical Analog Multimeter Test Kit-69149 - The Home Depot

It will allow you to test just about everything.
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