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Old 09-25-2015, 11:58 AM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank Issue

I'm not a newbie and never had this issue with my FR3, but today's issue has me baffled.

I'm at the campground and only hooked up to the City Water connection. Just noticed water leaking from the Fresh Water tank overflow. The tank was left below 1/4 and no water was added. If I turn off the water connection the overflow leak stops.

Any idea how the tank could fill from the city connection?

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Old 09-25-2015, 12:22 PM   #2
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most likely the one way valve in the water pump is being held open or is damaged.
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:24 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll go check it out.....

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Old 09-25-2015, 02:10 PM   #4
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I've had the exact same thing happen 2 times in the last 16 months. Cured the problem by shutting the city water off, used the pump to run the tank down for that day's water use, shut off the pump, turned the city water back on. The valve just gets stuck occasionally and will fill the fresh water tank. The drip will always let you know.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:57 PM   #5
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Leisure Larry,

Did the same and it worked like a charm. There must be debris in the lines or something.

In any case, thanks for the suggestion!

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Old 09-25-2015, 08:02 PM   #6
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You have some type of debris in the check valve area of your fresh water pump. Speck of calcium or something like that. May have take the pump apart a little and clean it up. Not too hard to do,
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:07 PM   #7
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There isn't a black tank flush on my 201430DS. What year is your FR3?
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:13 PM   #8
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Welder,

It's a 2015. Still no further issue with the valve.

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Old 09-26-2015, 02:33 PM   #9
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Your welcome Go_postal_91! I have an early "15", came without a black water tank flush. I installed for less than $25.00 for the part. The only way to go!
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Old 09-26-2015, 02:38 PM   #10
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Tank Flush

We have a Black water tank flush. I don't know how to use it. Will someone tell me how please.
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