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Old 07-09-2017, 12:16 PM   #1
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Water pump is pumping out through City intake

I've been on City water for the last week. When I disconnected from City water and turned on the pump to use my own water, the pump started pumping water out of the city intake. Huh?
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:17 PM   #2
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There's a one way valve in the city water intake tube... I'm guessing yours has failed.
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:24 AM   #3
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Thanks. Any idea about where the valve is located and how to fix the problem?
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:43 AM   #4
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Reset your check valve in city water inlet by taking screen off and pushing on check valve stem.

where is the 'city water check valve'
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Old 07-10-2017, 12:04 PM   #5
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Reset your check valve in city water inlet by taking screen off and pushing on check valve stem.

where is the 'city water check valve'
Yes, this.

And as an addition, if for some reason you cant get it to seal, screw a hose shut off on the city inlet and turn it to the off position to keep the water in until you can fix properly.

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Thanks, all. Resetting the valve worked. Also appreciate the suggestion of buying a hose shut off valve. I'll buy one next time I'm at a hardware store and keep it as a spare in my box of "stuff".
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Thanks, all. Resetting the valve worked. Also appreciate the suggestion of buying a hose shut off valve. I'll buy one next time I'm at a hardware store and keep it as a spare in my box of "stuff".
Thanks for reporting back.
It helps others to know what worked, when they may be faced with the same dilemma.
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It helped me too. Even though I guessed correctly at the cause of the problem I had no idea how to fix it, or what to do if I couldn't. Now I know!
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I keep a 1-to-2 water 'Y' connector with shut offs so that I can put a short hose at the water stand and my coach connection. That would also work as a cap on the city water connection when broken (using one leg). This way you get two functions in one device (because you don't need to hold off water from leaking out of the city water connection when you are connected to city water).
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We use a "Valterra Hose Plug-White/MFG Part# T1020-1EVP/1.79$" from Adventure RV! We have always used these instead of the "Rubber Ducky,Mold Attracting,Black Turning,Ugly Cover" RV MFG use to Cover the FW Inlet,and Stops Water Loss if the Check Valve Fails! Youroo!!
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