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Old 04-26-2014, 10:44 PM   #1
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Water Pump Mystery

Dewinterizing. Filled FWT. Turn on water pump switch and open cold water side of all faucet/shower fixtures. Leave open and antifreeze runs out but pump not pulling water from FWT to flush. Same with hot water side. Hooked up city water. Ran water through system until clear. Have yet to un-bypass the water heater.
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:57 PM   #2
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You should empty your filter of Anti-freeze first.Your valve on the suction side of pump must be still on remote for Anti-freeze also? Youroo!!
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:15 AM   #3
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Filter of antifreeze flushed when clearing lines on city water. I see three values. Two leading into top/bottom of water heater (perpindicular/closed) and one between water heater and water pump (parallel/open). This is how dealer left them after last winterize. I kept them in same position to flush antifreeze.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:26 AM   #4
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But as youroo said: on the input side of your pump is there a parallel water line with a select valve for either, holding tank or antifreeze input? If there is the select valve may still be selected for antifreeze and not holding tank.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:57 AM   #5
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On the side of the water pump with the round screen, there should be a valve (plastic or brass) that turns 90 degrees. If that valve is in "antifreeze" your pump will never prime from the FW tank.

Make sure the valve is turned to suck water from the FW tank.
If still sucking air, then tighten connections (or undo and Teflon tape to reinstall).
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:16 AM   #6
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Thanks to all, once again forums has solved the issue. Found valve on input side of pump. Turned it 90 degrees from antifreeze input to FWT input. Guess that was too basic for dealer to mention when demonstrating how to winterize/dewinterize. They just talked about bypass lines. Atttched photos of input valve for others to reference.
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Filter of antifreeze flushed when clearing lines on city water. I see three values. Two leading into top/bottom of water heater (perpindicular/closed) and one between water heater and water pump (parallel/open). This is how dealer left them after last winterize. I kept them in same position to flush antifreeze.
Now that you have other Pics.of your plumbing,this is what you have to do Now. Leave the H/W valves on bypass,remove the clear pre filter to your pump and empty the A/Freeze and reconnect, turn on pump and purge the system,remove main filter housing and install element,now turn W/H valves to Summer position and fill W/H. Youroo!!
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