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Old 10-05-2014, 11:52 AM   #1
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I have drained water heater, low point drains and tanks. Closed bypass to water heater and I think I found the valve to shut off the fresh water tank. When I hooked hose to antifreeze outlet and turned on pump it pumped the antifreeze out the city water outlet. Any ideas what I am doing wrong? The manual is not very clear.


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Old 10-05-2014, 01:36 PM   #2
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Antifreeze outlet? Not sure what you mean there...You need to suck the antifreeze into the input side of your 12v pump. On mine I just disconnect the water line on that side and connect a piece of hosing that I made. I put the other end of that hose in a gallon jug of antifreeze and suck/ pump it into the water lines. There should be a check valve on your city water inlet that blocks the water from leaking out of it when pumping out of your water holding tank. Look in the city water inlet and remove the screened washer, there should be a small button sticking out. maybe your check valve is stuck or malfunctioning. push that button, it should be spring loaded. Don't stand in front of it when you test it, if it is working water should squirt out of it while pushed and stop when you let go.
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Old 10-05-2014, 01:48 PM   #3
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Old 10-05-2014, 01:49 PM   #4
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:00 PM   #5
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That city water connection should have the check valve in it behind the washer....it stops the water from coming out of it while using the water holding tank and pump when there is no city water to connect to.



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Old 10-05-2014, 05:11 PM   #6
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What type of trailer you have and do you have a water filter on it. On mind I switch the three value by the water tank then then switch values by the filter
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:40 PM   #7
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Murf - you need to read the fine print on that red sticker. You have to change the position of the suction valve on the water pump to draw from the winterizing hose instead of from the tank. Just run your hand along the winterizing hose and you'll find a small black valve just above the water pump.
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Murf - you need to read the fine print on that red sticker. You have to change the position of the suction valve on the water pump to draw from the winterizing hose instead of from the tank. Just run your hand along the winterizing hose and you'll find a small black valve just above the water pump.
This would be my suggestion as well.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:01 PM   #9
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I found the valve and turned it. That is when the above happened. Tried it the other also. Is there another valve that I am missing?


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I found the valve and turned it. That is when the above happened. Tried it the other also. Is there another valve that I am missing?


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Murf - there should be a check valve in the city water line before it joins into the discharge of the water pump. If you can find it, try to "mechanically agitate" it with something like a screwdriver handle. Hope this helps.
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