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Old 04-16-2004, 10:19 AM   #1
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no water

jus try to get the water system working
on the 27 ft 73 overlander there are 3 valves under the sink
and two valves in the rear compartment
pump is running but no water
in what position must the valves be

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Old 04-16-2004, 10:28 AM   #2
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valve position

all valves should be closed or, Righty tighty, lefty loosy.

Clockwise is closed, I think....................

I have seen water pumps send the water right out the city water connection. maybe you need to put valve on city water connection so pump will prime.


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Old 04-16-2004, 10:55 AM   #3
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yes, they should be closed...but that won't affect the pump at all. if the valves are open, the pump should still pump just won't come out of the faucets. it'll be pumped out the drain valves and onto the ground.

When I took possesion of my trailer, the original pump ran, but wouldn't pump anything out of the tank. I figured it would be easier to just replace it, so I did. in the process, I found that the plastic line from the water tank to the pump had a split in it, and had to be replaced, as well. that original pump might actually work..(probably needs new seals/diaphram...hadn't been run in years), but it was just sucking air. and I didn't spot this problem at first, because its so dark under that cabinet, and the line was black, plus its a "suction" line, so nothing would leak out of it anyhow....
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Old 04-16-2004, 01:05 PM   #4
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found the problem
the guy I bought the trailor from told me that everything was in working order
wel the pump was not conected to the tank
I made the conection and found out why there was no conection
it is leaking all over is there a flow diagram from the waterlines
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