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Old 10-16-2018, 04:01 PM   #1
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Leaking from water pump "pre" filter ??

I seem to have a leak before the water pump. There seems to be a very small "filter" between the water tank and before the water pump ? I don't really know what it is called or if it is indeed a filter ? I'm trying to attach a photo. If anyone knows what this is or where to get one, can they please tell me ?
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:18 PM   #2
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It is a strainer for coarse sediment, try to tightened the ring, might be loose.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:26 PM   #3
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The clear cup has an o-ring. Unscrew the cup, clean it up and check to be sure the o-ring is still in good shape.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:34 PM   #4
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Thanks much.. I think the plastic housing might be cracked. In any case, knowing it is called a "strainer",it was easy for me to look up and find something on amazon. They only appear to be about $10.... However, it still might not be clear to me exactly which one to get for replacement, or how to easily "install" it... but I'm a lot further along than an hour ago...
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:58 PM   #5
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Just check if it has threads on both ends or not, then buy the one that matches.
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:48 PM   #7
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If it is cracked, it might not have been drained when you winterized the unit. The water in the cup can freeze and crack it. When you winterize, take the cup off (after you drain the fresh water tank, of course) and take the hose off the other end of the water pump and turn it on to get the water out of the pump so it won't freeze.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:38 PM   #8
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I got rid of that filter and put in a 3 way valve to winterize the RV. It fits perfectly into that location. I will post pics next time i am at the RV. sillt strainer anyways and makes a 5 min job to winterize and allows me to easily drain the fresh water tank is it had water in it from a trip.

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Old 10-18-2018, 08:30 PM   #9
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Yes, I think that is very possible that it froze after I winterized last year. I did not take it off after I drained the fresh water tank. Actually, most years, including this year. I'm taking the it down to warmer temperatures for storage. That is what I am doing right now. In the warmer climate, I'm able to just blow out the lines and drain the fresh water and hot water tanks and it survives just fine.. Unfortunately, I won't be able to get the part before I pick it up next year.

Also, I can't find they sell just the plastic piece. However, for the price, I will buy a full assembly and try to just use the plastic part and hopefully not have to replace the full assembly. It seems kind of tight in the space and I might have to take apart more of the wall than I would like to... Also, without pulling it part, it seems that the top part is threaded and the bottom part is "barbed". I don't actually see any assemblies that look that way...
In any case, thanks much to everyone who responded.
I'm extremely glad this forum exists.. Just the fact that I really didn't know this was called a "strainer" and someone was able to give me that simple fact, moved me a long way... Maybe I'm just naive, but thanks anyway..
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