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Old 10-28-2019, 07:42 PM   #41
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Not Picking Up Antifreeze

You said that you just installed the winterizing kit, did you make sure that the valve is installed correctly? If installed backwards it would react the way you say it is.
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:23 PM   #42
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I installed the camco pump converter kit. When I turn on the pump it's not sucking antifreeze from the jug. The valve is in the bypass position so it shod be sucking from the jug. Pic attached.
did you install the bypass on the suction side of the pump and in the right direction??.
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:19 PM   #43
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You DO NOT need to prime a diaphragm pump.
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Old 10-29-2019, 05:02 AM   #44
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Had the same issue. Turned out to be a leak at the clear hose attachment point on the valve. Doesn't take much air to break the syphon.
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Old 10-29-2019, 05:20 AM   #45
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As a few people have said, check that the suction hose has been fully tightened.

I just installed the same kit, and had the same issue. Camco says to only finger tighten everything, but that would not work for me. I had to use a wrench to carefully finish tightening the suction hose to the bypass valve.

I saw someone else said that they transferred the rubber o-ring from the cap to the suction hose. That may work also, but I don't think that type of connection is supposed to have an o-ring.
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:27 AM   #46
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As a few people have said, check that the suction hose has been fully tightened.

I just installed the same kit, and had the same issue. Camco says to only finger tighten everything, but that would not work for me. I had to use a wrench to carefully finish tightening the suction hose to the bypass valve.

I saw someone else said that they transferred the rubber o-ring from the cap to the suction hose. That may work also, but I don't think that type of connection is supposed to have an o-ring.
The Camco is supposed to have an O'Ring, Camco even sent me a replacement one before I noticed it was stuck in the cap.
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:38 AM   #47
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What I found with ours is that it won't really prime unless I have one of the faucets turned on to let the coolant flow.

^^^^^ agree.
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:42 AM   #48
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The Camco is supposed to have an O'Ring, Camco even sent me a replacement one before I noticed it was stuck in the cap.
Thanks! I learned something new then.

I'll have to get in touch with them and see if they'll send me one. Mine definitely did not come with one on the suction hose.
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:59 AM   #49
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I had written Camco before I found the seal looking for suggestions and this was their initial reply which could also be your problem. Check for looseness where the hose connects to the valve.


Hey James, my engineers found out that the hose and barbed end is sucking in air when the pump is turned on. I can provide you with a worm drive clap that you can apply to the end of the hose where the barbed end to the connection meet. Please advise, and provide me with your address. Thank you.


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Greensboro, N.C. 27409
800.334.2004 (x)28107
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:09 AM   #50
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Had that problem in our freedom express last year. After pulling my hair out I took it back to the dealer. Turned out the valve was installed backwards. They corrected it and it works like a champ.
Same here. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that our new Cruiser RV Fun Finder already had a winterizing valve installed from the factory. I began to winterize it last year and after a very frustrating hour or so, I discovered the valve had been installed backwards. The best part is that I was pouring antifreeze into the bypass line trying to prime the pump. That antifreeze ended up in the fresh water tank.
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I installed the camco pump converter kit. When I turn on the pump it's not sucking antifreeze from the jug. The valve is in the bypass position so it shod be sucking from the jug. Pic attached.
I had the same problem! The solution was way too simple. When I put the antfreeze hose on the 3-way valve I hand tightened it, and it maust have been sucking a little air. After I put a wrench on it it sucked anifreeze really well.
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Old 10-30-2019, 02:39 PM   #52
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I installed the camco pump converter kit. When I turn on the pump it's not sucking antifreeze from the jug. The valve is in the bypass position so it shod be sucking from the jug. Pic attached.
No sure if anyone has replied to this but you will find that if the antifreeze jug is above the pump it helps and you need to have a faucet (tap) cracked open so that the air in the line can be pushed out and the antifreeze can replace it. Water pumps can't pump air..
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