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Old 09-01-2014, 04:22 PM   #1
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can someone tell me what this is that's dripping?

Came back from the store this afternoon and noticed something dripping from my FR3. Here is a picture of it. Is this some kind of overflow drain? If so, I'm wondering why it's dripping.

This morning I changed the filter in my water filter canister. Turned off city water, unhooked water filter, took it inside and washed it out (at which time I had to turn on the water pump), then inserted replacement filter, hooked up again, turned on city water, turned off water pump.

Also, I just noticed my fresh water tank is now full, which it wasn't before. Is this possibly a stuck valve? If so, how can I unstick it?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 09-01-2014, 04:35 PM   #2
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It does look like an overflow tube to me that is dripping.

On my trailer all I need to do is switch one valve to go from city to tank fill, when you changed filters did you shut off the spigot or switch a valve in your docking station?
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:39 PM   #3
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The check valve in your water pump is leaking past and that is letting
the city water fill your tank.
The cure is often simply to shut off the city water.
Open a faucet and turn on your 12v water pump.
Open and shut the faucet a couple times so the water pump cycles
off and on a couple times.
Shut off the water pump.
Go back on city water and see if the leak stops.
Often this will do it.
In rare cases you'll have to take apart and clean or replace the check
valve in your water pump but I'm betting just running the pump will
cure your problem.

Good luck!!
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Not familiar with FR3 but by the description you made, it seems that city water is flowing back to your fresh water tank through the check valve in water pump. Disconnect city water and then run water pump for a few minutes (open faucet in kitchen). Hopefully check valve will re-seal after. Hook up city water and see if tank fills again and overflow through that drain.
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:44 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give it a try.

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Old 09-01-2014, 05:49 PM   #6
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Ford Idaho - On the FR3 there is a fitting for the city water, and one to fill the tank--no accessible valve to switch.

Good new, KyDan and fonzie had the solution. I did as suggested and the overflow seems to have stopped.

Thanks very much.

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Old 09-03-2014, 06:53 PM   #7
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Barbara, if this is an ongoing issue, have that valved replaced under warranty. On the toterhome, we had a valve that failed and at the track for the weekend, we pumped the tank dry on the second day. The valves can fail in both ways.
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Did you connect the city water to the correct connection? If connected to the tank it will overflow like that.


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I did have it connected correctly. Turned out to be a stuck overflow valve as several members suggested. I followed KyDan's suggested process and it worked. Haven't had any trouble since.

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The check valve in your water pump is leaking past and that is letting
the city water fill your tank.
The cure is often simply to shut off the city water.
Open a faucet and turn on your 12v water pump.
Open and shut the faucet a couple times so the water pump cycles
off and on a couple times.
Shut off the water pump.
Go back on city water and see if the leak stops.
Often this will do it.
In rare cases you'll have to take apart and clean or replace the check
valve in your water pump but I'm betting just running the pump will
cure your problem.

Good luck!!

I had same problem as Barbara and fixed it this way, too. I caused it by running water pump when I had very little water in fresh water tank. It makes the water pump get stuck. So when you do hook up to city water the water pump acts as siphon. Just unhook city water and use the water pump for washing your hands and all will be fine again. Then hook back up to city water.
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