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Old 07-18-2019, 11:51 PM   #1
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Water leak .. newbie

I m connected to a city water and i observed there is leak in the small black screened opening in the fresh water tank. I want to use the city water instead of filling the freshwater tank. Help.
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Old 07-19-2019, 12:04 AM   #2
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That means your water pump has a check valve issue. Run the pump open a faucet for a minute, and shut it off several times. Wait for the pump to stop, and do this again a few times.

That might clear the internal debris thatís keeping the check valve from seating.

Search the forums for more on the subject.
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:13 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!

To add detail to Rich's advice, here are some search results to check out:

https://www.google.com/search?q=pump...com&gws_rd=ssl

What happens is that, as the city water fills and pressurizes all your hot and cold water lines, this pressurized water is leaking "backwards" through the pump's check valve, going into your water tank, and then out the over-flow tube.

Hopefully the check valve will re-seat itself as Rich suggested. When you run the pump, using your full water tank, you may have to open every faucet [both H/C] to get air out of the system, and to enable the pump to be primed correctly.

Your owner's manual should help you find the pump, and its pre-filter for the water coming from the water tank. Be sure to remove and clean out this filter.

When using city water, and filling your water tank, you should always use a filter like this one at the hose bib:

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-TastePU...gateway&sr=8-3

Grit in the water can get stuck in the pump's check valve, as well as in all your faucets and aerator filters at the faucet spigots -- NG.

Good luck,

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Old 07-19-2019, 03:13 AM   #4
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That means your water pump has a check valve issue. Run the pump open a faucet for a minute, and shut it off several times. Wait for the pump to stop, and do this again a few times.

That might clear the internal debris thatís keeping the check valve from seating.

Search the forums for more on the subject.
I have turnes the pump on discounted the xiry watn the hustbemp umtied the watee with punp on. So now if i connext mt city water, it wornt leak in the fresh watwe tNk?
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:16 AM   #5
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Can i just rn the aierstrean through city water and shut iff the fresh water tank
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:23 AM   #6
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Can i just rn the aierstrean through city water and shut iff the fresh water tank
Yes, you can use only city water, but see my earlier post to make sure you have all your bases covered. There will be water in the tank, which you have to make sure stays clean and sanitary, but that is another topic.

Also it will help everyone if you can Edit your posts to clean up the spelling a little IMO [see Post #4 ]

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I have turnes the pump on discounted the xiry watn the hustbemp umtied the watee with punp on. So now if i connext mt city water, it wornt leak in the fresh watwe tNk?
Peter

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Turn your WATER MAKER off.....

Here is the OP’s first thread with same question.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f368...ie-198344.html
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Here is the OP’s first thread with same question.
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Can i just rn the aierstrean through city water and shut iff the fresh water tank
It might be easier if you stick to this thread IMO.

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I take the pump apart every year to clean it out. Despite great effort to pre filter all incoming water, something always finds its way to the pump causing a backflow and a leak back into the tank. I've never had to replace the bump due to this issue. Good luck!
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Old 07-19-2019, 06:48 PM   #10
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I thought your explanation of the check valve was very good. After owning my Safari for 21 years, I thought in ew most everything about it. I now know that I don't. When II winterize my trailer this year, I will be looking for that check valve.
Thanks for the info

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Old 07-19-2019, 09:33 PM   #11
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Water leak .. newbie

As rmkrum mentioned above the check value in the pump is not working.

$100 bucks replace the pump.

Clean the old one out and keep it as a spare.

I have a spare pump on board and I have had to do a field swap in the past. The surflow pumps arenít what they used to be......
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It looks to me like you are filling the fresh water tank. The city water fill should be on the side near your electric.
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It looks to me like you are filling the fresh water tank. The city water fill should be on the side near your electric.
No, they are hooked up to city water but the fresh tank is being filled because the check valve in the pump is stuck open and allowing water to backfill through the pump in to the tank. Read through this thread for more info, it's a good thing to understand, as it might well happen for you down the road.
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On my Overlander there is a valve to close off manually that will prevent water from backing up to the fresh water Tank? Are the new ones not like that? Its simple to close it off?
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