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Old 05-27-2018, 03:41 PM   #1
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Water Pump Woes

2017 cedar creek 34RE. First time using the on board water tank so filled to rinse the tank prior to our trip. I turned the pump switch on after filling, and opened a faucet as directed in the manual. I can heat the pump running but no water, and the pump doesnít stop as long as the switch is on. The manual said the pump is self priming, but Iím guessing not. Not sure where the pump is located, and neither am I sure what to do next. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:44 PM   #2
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Find where the pump is and probably the winterizing valve needs to be switched over to fresh water tank.
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:46 PM   #3
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2017 cedar creek 34RE. First time using the on board water tank so filled to rinse the tank prior to our trip. I turned the pump switch on after filling, and opened a faucet as directed in the manual. I can heat the pump running but no water, and the pump doesnít stop as long as the switch is on. The manual said the pump is self priming, but Iím guessing not. Not sure where the pump is located, and neither am I sure what to do next. Thanks in advance.
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Looks like your pump is sucking air - a reverse leak so to speak. If you have a winterizing valve for inputting antifreeze, make sure that valve is not partially set to the AF input hose. Make sure the valve is not cracked/damaged. Check the strainer/screen on the pump for freeze cracks or for loose connection.
If you can hear the pump running, you can find it.
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Iíve already used fresh water on this spring. Is there a separate winterizing valve for the tank?
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:57 PM   #5
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Iíve already used fresh water on this spring. Is there a separate winterizing valve for the tank?
You wrote in your first post "First time using the on board water tank"... then here you wrote "already used fresh water". Around here, "fresh water" means the "onboard water tank". If your "already used fresh water" means you used water from the campground water faucet, you didn't use your pump at all. The single winterizing valve is to switch your pump FROM pulling water from the fresh water tank TO pulling antifreeze from a jug. If that valve is set to the anti-freeze input and NOT to the fresh water tank (you called it on board water tank), your pump WILL suck air and cause the situation you mention. Having a loose connection at your pump will cause the same.
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Old 05-27-2018, 04:01 PM   #6
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Sorry for the confusion. I have used campground water not onboard.
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:45 PM   #7
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Found the issue. Valve in the docking station was not labeled, so trial and error took care of the operator error.
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