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Old 08-12-2018, 01:57 PM   #1
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Leaking check valve

Just wondering if anyone has ever had a problem with the fresh water tank filling while hooked up to city water? I know there is a check valve somewhere, but where? And suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Just wondering if anyone has ever had a problem with the fresh water tank filling while hooked up to city water? I know there is a check valve somewhere, but where? And suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
It is usually in the water pump itself. Mine leaks on occasion as well.

To reset the valve

I turn off city water and depressurize the system.
With water in the tank run the water pump and pressurize again running a small amount of water is good as well.
Turn off the pump and depressurize again.
Turn city water back on.

It should no longer leak water into the fresh tank.

Optionally if it keeps happening you can add another check valve before your pump or even a maunual valve but I have not reached that point. The valve you have to remember to manually turn when switching between fresh and city water.

I now leave my fresh tank open or watch my fresh tank level when camping with it closed as I don't want pressure on the tank to cause issues from city water hook up.
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So where is the water pump? I found the suction connection. I am going to install a check valve in that line. Shouldn’t the pump be accessible? Thanks
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So where is the water pump? I found the suction connection. I am going to install a check valve in that line. Shouldn’t the pump be accessible? Thanks
Kind of depends on what rig you have and the manufacturer. On my sun seeker, it it located in the first compartment door, aft of the driver side door, behind another access panel. Need to tell what model and year setup you have to get some help.
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Sorry, I have a 2015 Solera 24W. I’ve looked everywhere. All I can figure is that it is under the bed but there is no access.
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I found this video on youtube that shows the pump located under the vanity on a 32' Solera. Hopefully, this is not your situation.
At least it will give you an idea where to start. Hope it helps.
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Found it under the shower.Click image for larger version

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Great - at least it has fairly easy access to the pump.
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Not easy to remove in order to replace pump check valve. Added extra hose in order to mount pump with the check valve cover is facing the access panel. Front of pump can now be available for future maintenance.
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Good idea. I just got done installing a check valve in the suction line. Accessed it from the bottom. I hope that will solve the problem. 🤞🏻
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