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Old 12-04-2019, 01:13 PM   #1
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pump not working

Hi there,
I just purchased a 2019 International, 28' and had it delivered. It was surprising to find that there is water in the fresh water tank. I wanted to empty the fresh water tank but when I push the water pump switch, nothing happens.

On other Airstreams I've had, when you press the button for the pump it makes a chugging sound and will pump any fresh water out of the tank.

What am I doing wrong/overlooking?

Thank you.

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Old 12-04-2019, 01:36 PM   #2
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Need to have use/store switch in ‘use’ position, and open a faucet for starters.

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Old 12-04-2019, 01:41 PM   #3
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Adding to the above:

There also is a fuse / breaker on the pump. It may be tripped / blown. If the trailer was just winterized, somebody may have bumped the wiring harness / hookup to the pump. Also on the "winterize" side of things, the battery may be disconnected ....

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Old 12-04-2019, 02:34 PM   #4
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You may want to check the electrical connections to the pump. My pump would not run when we were camping at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. When I inspected the pump, the two wires going to the pump and connecting to the wires from the pump were very poor and sloppy spliced together and wrapped by electrical tape.

I had to disconnect the wires, strip the insulation and re-connect using proper connectors. Obviously a very careless and lazy effort by someone at the factory. this was on a 2015 23FB.

it now works as it should.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:03 PM   #5
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Not to beat a dead horse, but I had a pump that worked one morning, and after a day of driving failed to work at all.

Upon inspection of the area where the pump was, I found the wire connection that had jostled loose. Plugged it back together and BINGO.

Hope your fix is as easy as that.
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