can't fill up freshwater tank !!!

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    kickstart Funster

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    tried to fill up with water and it's coming straight back out, have closed the safety/drainage valve but still no luck.any ideas guys ?
     
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    Have you tried turning the taps and the pump on whilst filling, if you have a air lock this might release it?. Can you locate the air vent and see if that is blocked?

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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    Hi
    Not that im in anyway an expert but sounds like either an air lock or a blockage/kink in hose to tank, try feeding something like a piece of single core wire down the spout and make sure you tape up the end so you don't damage the inlet tube
    hope this helps
     
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    Yes, have turned all taps on and can hear pump working but no luck, not sure about air vent ?
     
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    Turn your tap down,,,,, sounds like you are trying to fill with to much water going into a small`ish pipe and getting spit back.. :thumb:
     
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    Sounds like the breather pipe / overflow is blocked, try filling very slow.:Smile: Or you will get wet ! :Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    I know because I fitted a tap on our last van, because every time we went round a corner, we lost loads of water, and when your paying a euro for 100 ltrs you don't want to be loosing it. :Wink:

    And if we forgot to open the tap on the overflow, most of the 100 ltrs went all over me.:BigGrin: Bob.
     
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    Thanks Mo but no.the waters coming out of the bottom it's as if the dump valve is not working properly.
     
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    Hi, is it a truma auto dump valve, it should be pulled up, and stay up on its own this time of year, get someone to hold it it up or put a peg on it. If that works put the heating on and it will stay up then. :Smile: In the picture it is down, needs to be up. Bob.
     

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    Yes it is and it is in the up position,I have a second discharge valve that is also closed ??
     
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    Have you used it since winter ? You don't have a fitting or pipe split through frost damage do you. Bob.
     
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    Don't know, will have to take it in to the experts I suppose give them my wallet :cry:
     
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    do you mean its coming straight back up the filler or is it running out elsewhere ?
     
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    Is it the Whale water system?, sounds daft but have you got your aux power switched on, happened to me when I first tried my van out, theres a solenoid valve that needs energising to open.:Blush:
     
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    No its coming straight out of the bottom, I think it must be the Truma automatic drainage valve thats not working, I will fit a manual valve this weekend and see if that works thanks.
     
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    the truma vale when closed should be in the horizontal position, ie the handle lays flat to the pipe work , thats how it is on mine
     
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