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Old 05-29-2014, 01:37 PM   #1
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Galley Hand Pump

Hi All--Wondering if you can give me some insight into how to go about fixing my galley handpump. It is the original in a 58 Airsteam Traveler. Pump is fine but does not draw any water. It use to if I sucked the water to get started but now that does not work. Looks like it needs some type of gasket repair or something?

Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 05-29-2014, 01:45 PM   #2
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At least I am not alone on this problem. However, I don't have to worry about it for another year since I haven't gotten to the point of putting the inner skins back on.

But yes you are probably going to have to disassemble the hand pump and replace the O-rings and perhaps any gaskets as well. Unless you find something solid is broken inside the pump, a quick trip to the hardware store should help you fix any O-ring issues.

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Old 05-29-2014, 03:16 PM   #3
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There are also modern replacements available if the existing one can't be repaired.

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Thanks guys--really appreciate the help. Hardware store bound for o rings
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