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Old 08-15-2016, 11:30 PM   #1
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Replace or repair water pump

I just got my home after 8 months in storage.

I'm now fixing a few things on it to get it ready for my first trip and I discovered that the water pump isn't working to my dismay.

Before I moved it, the pump seemed to work fine, but when I tried it now, it wouldn't come on at all.

I was looking in the compartment and touched a wire and suddenly it started to run. If I jiggled the wires I managed to get it to run and stay on. It built up pressure, but then suddenly it started to have a burning smell.

I shut it off and left it at that.

My Airstream is a 1976 Overlander.

Should I replace the pump and have a safer system? What specifications do I need (3 GPM? 55 PSI?)
What brands do people use and are you satisfied with them today?


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Old 08-16-2016, 01:54 AM   #2
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If it smells burnt it is prob toast, the new pumps run way quiet with a strong flow, shop around.

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Old 08-16-2016, 02:24 AM   #3
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whats the recommended flow I should have 3 or 4 gallons per minute?

Also: it's a 76 overlander: I can see the pump through the small opening just next to the door, but is that the way to access it? It's so small! How do I access the pump to change it?

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