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Old 12-14-2018, 08:35 PM   #1
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Kitchen sink isnít working

Hi All!

We purchased a 2011 Surveyor sp260 here a month ago.

Hereís the situation. We winterized the camper shortly after we got it.

This weekend is supposed to be in the 50ís so we decided to take it out on our maiden voyage.

FT has antifreeze in it but we wanted to still use the toilet and sink.

I connected the city water to the camper, utilizing my filter and my pressure regulator and turned it on.

I flushed the antifreeze out of my toilet and bathroom sink just fine.

The problem is with the kitchen sink. The antifreeze flushed out and then I got black colored water coming out and then nada. Nothin else. Itís as if the kitchen sink is connected to the FT but that doesnít make sense to me.

Anyone have any input?
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:01 PM   #2
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Are you still getting water at the toilet and shower?

Did the black water come from a bad water filter? Maybe its defective and blocking the water flow.
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:05 PM   #3
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The water filter is brand new.

Iíve got clear water to the toilet and the bathtub and sink in the bathroom.

I also just turned the water pump on and tried to get water from the FT to the sinks. Bath sink worked but again the kitchen sink didnít pump any water at all.
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:10 PM   #4
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Does the faucet have a screen nozzle? If so it might be clogged. Unscrew it off the faucet and see if the water runs..
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:13 PM   #5
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Does the faucet have a screen nozzle? If so it might be clogged. Unscrew it off the faucet and see if the water runs..
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:21 PM   #6
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Well I had antifreeze coming out of the sink at the beginning of the evening when I went to flush the antifreeze out of the kitchen sink. It turned into black colored water. Then the black water stopped and I donít have anything coming out now- with the pump or the city water.
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Well I had antifreeze coming out of the sink at the beginning of the evening when I went to flush the antifreeze out of the kitchen sink. It turned into black colored water. Then the black water stopped and I donít have anything coming out now- with the pump or the city water.
The previous 2 post probably pointed to your problem. I donít know what the black stuff was but it was probably followed by some black crud that has clogged the fine screen filter on the end of your sink faucet. Do as suggested and unscrew this filter then check water flow.
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:45 PM   #8
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Iíll tell yíall I was skeptical to try it. But sure enough! Cleared it right up! Now to figure out what this black stuff is!
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Glad you got your problem resolved. Enjoy your camping...
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Check out this post. http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...er-171853.html

Is this what the black stuff looks like?
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That is exactly what the black stuff looks like.
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Old 12-14-2018, 10:06 PM   #12
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I've never heard of a bad Camco filter, but it would appear you may have gotten one.
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I believe the filter is supposed to be flushed for a short time before connecting the output to the RV. Same thing for home fridge filters. I've always flushed the Camco prior to use and have always gotten residual blackish water for a short time. Once cleared no more issues.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:10 AM   #14
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Iíve never used one before. Set up in the dark. So I guess I got what was coming to me!
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You should always run water through a new carbon filter for a few minutes to get all the loose carbon dust out. This is probably the cause of the "black stuff" . On another note it is not recommended to add antifreeze to the FW tank as it is very hard to get it all out when you go to use it. Remember when you rewinterize, you need to do it as if had not been winterized. You can not count on antifreeze being in the areas of plumbing you did not use.
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If using the blue inline filters, always run water through them for 15 - 30 seconds when new as the black stuff comes out only once but at that time. I have used them for years and only forgot to flush it out one time.
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Black stuff coming from sink

I would like to let everyone know how great this forum is at helping us figure out things. I pride myself at knowing all the systems and how they work on my Charleston and can figure out and fix most things myself. When reading this post it made the light go on in my head about the black stuff in the water. I have the main big filter that is in my water bay that is clear and can see the filter inside. every now and then when I hook up at a campsite I would get a surge of black water and then it would clear up. I figured it was stuff coming from the water faucet. After reading this post it hit me like a ton of bricks that this happened when I installed a new blue inline filter and not the campsite water but the carbon in the new filter that I did not flush first. From now on I know to flush the new filter before hooking to the coach. Thanks for making the light come on.
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I would like to let everyone know how great this forum is at helping us figure out things. I pride myself at knowing all the systems and how they work on my Charleston and can figure out and fix most things myself. When reading this post it made the light go on in my head about the black stuff in the water. I have the main big filter that is in my water bay that is clear and can see the filter inside. every now and then when I hook up at a campsite I would get a surge of black water and then it would clear up. I figured it was stuff coming from the water faucet. After reading this post it hit me like a ton of bricks that this happened when I installed a new blue inline filter and not the campsite water but the carbon in the new filter that I did not flush first. From now on I know to flush the new filter before hooking to the coach. Thanks for making the light come on.
My home fridge filter does the same thing. First time I had black ice, i quickly figured it out.
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