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Old 03-02-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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Loud water pump quiets down

While camping this last weekend, we noticed that our normally "quiet"--if you can call it that--water pump suddenly sounded like a jackhammer. This continued for about 1 day, with the pump reverting back to its "normal" sound. Anyone else have this happen? Is it a symptom of worse things to come? I figure there was something lodged in the pump that finally worked itself free, but that's just a guess.
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It's happened to us a few times, not for a whole day though, after running low, the pump lost it's prime and it took awhile to get back to "normal".
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While camping this last weekend, we noticed that our normally "quiet"--if you can call it that--water pump suddenly sounded like a jackhammer. This continued for about 1 day, with the pump reverting back to its "normal" sound. Anyone else have this happen? Is it a symptom of worse things to come? I figure there was something lodged in the pump that finally worked itself free, but that's just a guess.
This happens when air gets in the lines. The only immediate cure that I know is to run each faucet until the air escapes. Usually I only have to run the kitchen faucet. I guess the air is in that line. I think you can induce this by opening more that one faucet when the pump is off. Or open one faucet and flush the toilet when faucet is off.

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