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Old 11-30-2016, 10:14 PM   #1
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Unhappy Water pump

Hey
Just brought 2016 Vegas out of winter storage ( I live in NC and am heading south ) and seem to have a water pump issue
All the lines seem to be pressurized and running correctly but the pump recycles every 20-30 seconds
I've been all over the rig but can't find a water or pressure leak anywhere
Best I can tell the hot water tank is full so I'm thinking the pump isn't trying to fill it up
It's not a big deal since we turn it off when traveling and it remains off when we hook up to city water so my question is "has anyone experienced anything like this ?"
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Old 12-01-2016, 01:40 AM   #2
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If you don't see any obvious external leaks, it could be the pump check valve is leaking. Very easy to disassemble and clean it. If your RV is fairly new it could have some shavings etc. in the lines. I had to clean the little inline filter out due to shavings.
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:20 AM   #3
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That sounds easy enough
I'll try that
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:57 AM   #4
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You could bypass your water heater to take it out of the equation.
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:59 AM   #5
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If you don't have a leak it has to be the check valve not holding pressure.
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Old 12-01-2016, 05:22 PM   #6
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Water pump

Tried the bypass method to no avail but thanks
And to Super D....I agree I'm going with that
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:01 PM   #7
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Our fresh water pump had to be replaced. Unit was actually a 2015 but titled as a 2014 with 3,200 miles so it hadn't been used much when we purchased it. Is your pump really warm to the touch?
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:32 PM   #8
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Pump not "extremely warm" but like any other electrical device does have some temperature
I'm going to clean out the filter this weekend in hopes of finding some form of trash and start all over again
The rig is new so off to a certified dealer for warranty work if I can't figure it out
Thanks for your comments
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:59 PM   #9
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Warm is ok, hot is bad!
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Old 12-04-2016, 06:59 PM   #10
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Cappy,
Just wondered if you had solved your issue with the cycling water pump? I had the problem on an RV several years ago. It turned out to be a "low point" valve that was weeping slightly. I opened and closed it a few times and solved the issue. It evaporated so quickly on the concrete that I didn't notice it on the drive. I discovered it by placing a paper towel on the ground below the outlet and checking after a few minutes to see if it was damp. Bingo. Mystery solved.
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:31 PM   #11
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Did not get a chance to figure it out yet
Your idea is a good one but unfortunately its raining and will be for a couple of days so that approach won't work for me ( Buggy not covered 😞 )
There have been a couple of other suggestions that I will try in the event it keeps raining
With all the help being offered I'm sure I'll figure it out
Thanks for your time
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