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Old 11-05-2009, 10:13 PM   #1
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Can't get the pump to draw antifreeze

Ok, maybe I am not Einstein, but when I winterized our 'late pup' I had no problem getting the very noisy pump to pick up the antifreeze. Just finished the install of the winterization kit on the new Wildwood 26bhxl, but I can not get it to pic up the antifreeze. Checked all the fitings, re-tightened all - including the little "filter screen" housing. Still won't pull antifreeze. What the heck am I doing wrong? On the plus side, the "SHURFLO" pump is so quiet I have to listen HARD to hear it run.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:18 PM   #2
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If it won't suck the antifreeze, then it's sucking air somewhere. Explain what the winterization kit is, and how you installed it, may help us help you. Should be a valve to stop suction from fresh water supply and divert to a hose stuck in the antifreeze jug. Must still be sucking from fresh water tank.
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:17 AM   #3
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Also make sure your hose is not too long that you stick in the jug of antifreeze
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:41 AM   #4
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Kit is just a 2 way valve (draws from the inlet the handle is pointed to). The hose is maybe 3 ft long (max). Gonna try again later today (it is 12:40 am here) Probably take everything apart and reassemble with tef-tape just to make sure not air leaks.
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Did you have any faucets open when you were trying this. I had the same problem, but when I went inside and opened the bathroom faucet, it started pumping. Maybe an air lock on the water system, or something. It worked for me. Good Luck.
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:34 PM   #6
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On the plus side, the "SHURFLO" pump is so quiet I have to listen HARD to hear it run.
Something might be wrong with the pump. I haven't heard of a Shurflo yet that was quiet. The hose for pulling the antifreeze is usually right beside the pump, so you gotta hear that puppy.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:13 PM   #7
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Welllll! Let's just say that putting the valve in the right way really helps :-/ A LOT. I had it backwards. :-(. As for the noise - who parked that diesel in the pump compartment. One upcoming mode: an "air tank" - at least 2 gallon size. That "puppy" sounded worse than my old boxer when he was asleep - LOUD.
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