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Old 06-24-2009, 12:40 AM   #1
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HELP>>>Surflow pump, no pressure>>>

Ok, I bought a new surflow pump last fall. It has been in the garage all winter. I just put it in, and there is hardly any pressure.....

I didn't even think it was on because i couldn't hear it until I was right next to it. It seems to suck a little but it is suppose to put out 45 psi. It just dribbles out the taps. I had the shore water hooked up and it works fine.

Is there anything to check or is it just a bad pump...
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:10 AM   #2
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Hi, my guesses would be either a leak in the intake line to the pump allowing it to suck air, or the seals/valves are dried out so you need to prime the pump to get it working.
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:01 AM   #3
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Could be a clogged in line filter or a debris in the tank. Try hooking it up to a bucket of water and see if it works OK.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:58 AM   #4
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It's a new tank and filter everything is hooked up right. It is primed no air in the line. I will pull it and try it with a bucket though..

Man, I would just like one thing to go smoothly. But it just never seems to work that way...
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:54 PM   #5
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Sorry I spelt the pump name wrong Shurflo

So it wasn't pumping water very fast. I took it down to a RV dealer and he said had I turned the screw in the front to adjust the flow...

Well I felt like a dumb $@# and went home to do that.


Well lucky for me it still didn't work so I took it back.

He took a look at the pump and said it was a 110volt not a 12 volt.

know wonder it wouldn't work... Where I got it in Colorado gave me the wrong box.

So, got a new 12 v and it works great...
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:05 PM   #6
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I had the same problem. It took an Rv tech to tell me what was wrong with mine. I had the line coming from my water tank raised up a little bit higher then the pump. I was told that was a big mistake. He shortened my line and put plumbers tape around the threads. It started to work fine. Even though it was working the pressure was not as great as I would have liked it. He said for 45 PSI that is about as good as it will get. I may go with a higher PSI pump for next year. I never use the pump unless I am dry camping.

If any air is getting into the pump from the threads that are connected to the inline then your pump will spit.

Make sure your inline is not going above the pump and your threads have plumbers tape on them.

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