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Old 06-01-2016, 01:36 PM   #1
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Auto fill from city water - 1989 25' Excella

When I connect to city water and flip the switch to Auto fill my water lever never increases?
I have filled my tank with fresh water and the water pump works fine.
I cannot find the solenoid that is suppose to open for the water to fill the fresh water tank.

any ideas?
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:19 PM   #2
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Is the tank full?
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:27 PM   #3
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In my 34' it in under the curbside cedar closet. Its down there with the pump, strainer and all the other scary orgasmatron like plumbing.
If you flip the switch, you should be able to hear a little click.
The led guage rarely reflects.full with any degree of accuracy. Overflowing the external filler is your most accurate way of determining fill level.
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:05 PM   #4
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Be careful Brad. If the auto-fill malfunctions and fails to cut off when the tank is full you have a big mess on your hands. Happened to me at Cape Blanco last October while I was spending the month there volunteering as a lighthouse docent. It kept going after the fresh water tank was full, ruptured the fill hose, and leaked water into the trailer. Of course that happened the first week and we spent the rest of the month without running water.

It may have been due to high pressure from the city water connection. I didn't have a pressure regulator then (do now) as I had understood the trailer had one built-in.

When I had things repaired at an AS dealer I had them disable the auto-fill "feature" as I'm not a big fan of automatic stuff.
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The users manual directs the removal of the external fill cap while using the autofill feature.
I cant see how there could be any mess other than water flowing out of the water fill inlet....
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No, It's not full it's only about 1/4 full.
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On mine after a little digging I found that they had removed the auto fill solenoid after it malfunctioned, the switch is still there and the light comes on but thats it.
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auto fill used to work, it just quit this spring.
Checked out the wardrobe closet and looked all around the water pump but I can't locate the solenoid?
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