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Old 01-16-2018, 03:28 PM   #1
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Water pump problem

I have 2017 Sport 22 ft. The water pump pumps air and water. I checked all fittings, no water leaks. Tried everything I could think of please help.
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:32 PM   #2
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Is the tank empty? Cannot always go by the monitor.
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:49 PM   #3
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Have you taken off one of the tubes to the pump. The reason I ask is because I had a similar problem and it was because I did not screw the connection on correctly and air was getting in. Once I realized that and connected properly the pump worked fine
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:13 PM   #4
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The tank is full and the tubes are tight
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:28 PM   #5
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Unscrew the tube feeding the pump inlet and look inside the end. Unscrew the strainer, and look for the o-ring.

Sometimes the rubber cone gasket in the line, or the strainer o-ring goes missing. The connection will certainly be tight, but will leak plenty of air on the suction side.

Tight is not an indication of proper connection unless the gasket, o-ring, or cone washer are properly in there, and not damaged...

It's so much easier to find leaks on the pressure side...I usually get sprayed with water (sigh).
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You didn't happen to just de-winterize? Some times it takes a while to clear the lines of air. Hook up to city water and run through, then try the pump.

Otherwise definitely do as stated, check the pump lines for proper o rings/gaskets.
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If air is getting in to the pump and there is some water coming too, the options are:
1. loose fitting
2. cracked intake pipe
3. cracked pump head
4. water level in the fresh water tank almost empty
5. semi-frozen water in the fresh water tank
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I would second rmkrum's suggestion to check the gaskets and seals on the inlet side. I had the exact same symptoms last spring when I de-winterized. Turned out the gasket on the inlet connection to the pump had fallen out without my noticing it. A trip to the big box and 50 cents fixed the problem.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:17 PM   #9
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from a recent thread...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f542...ml#post2056067



I first discovered their presence when I winterized and swapped out the filter for the shunt...not realizing the gasket had still with the filter instead of remaining in the female end of the hose.

I have a few in my Parts bag along with fuses et, al.

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Hi Frankct,

We're sorry to learn about the water pump issue you described in your 22' 2017 Sport. Please call our customer service and technical support team at*1 (877) 596-6111, option 2 so we can learn more and help.

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I want to thank everyone for your help. My problem was air being sucked in at the water inlet.
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Glad to hear that you got it fixed.
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