Help waterpump not working

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  1. lesleyjean

    lesleyjean Funster

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    Anyone out there got any idea. Water pump was working fine at Carmarthen and now suddenly not working at all. Where is pappajohn when I need him.

    Has anyone here on Fun got any suggestions, Keep 'em clean.
    Lesley
     
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    Hi Lesley , sorry i can t help , not my field , have you tried one of them there vacum pumps ?:Blush:




    regards rayval:thumb:
     
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    Thanx Ray :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Is it a fuse, is it something else, Heeeeeeeelpp.

    Managed to get away and still hoping to meet up with the Italian Job. Got my appointment early so we are now in Parc Verger in the Champagnac La Rivierre. Lovely site haven't found the swimming pool yet though. Not long arrived here


     
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    What model pump is it lesley ?
    Is it in the tank or fitted under a locker ? :Smile:
     
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    Hi Dellwood it is fitted under the dinette seats, Swift Kontiki 2002. According to owner's handbook it is a Shurflo water pump

    Any Ideas
     
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    Is anything else not working? If so sounds like a fuse, try everything in the van. Do you know where the fusebox is for the 12 volt stuff inside the van??

    The pump i had on my RV had a cut out trip on the back of the pump, it was a tiny little red button that popped out, not sure if your is the same.
     
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    Firstly, check the fuse on your control panel. Then try turining on other taps in case a switch has gone in one tap.

    Go to your in board water tank. You will see (usually on top) there is an inspection hole with a couple of wires going into it - it is usually this or a variation of. On the end of these two wires sits your pump.

    If it is a plug fit, pull apart and make sure it is not corroded. If it has been joined on the wires, make sure these are secure/clean. If you have a meter to hand, check for power. If you have nothing, and suspect a power problem, you can use a bulb from one of your reading lights. One wire to the bottom, one to the side.

    If the pump remains dead, with no sound or attempt to work, then the pump will be shot. In this case unscrew the inspection hole (drain the tank first if side mounted - usually top mounted) Pull the pump out.

    Replacing is reversal, just wire the neg and pos wires to the relative power/earth (don't forget to feed wire through the inspection plate before connecting) or plug together where a plug is there - and then drop into the tank and reassemble.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Can you get a voltmeter on it's supply wires ?
     
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    [COLOR="Magenta"]Hi Dazzer, Everything else seems to be working, but will check what you said.


    Hi Rainbow Chasers. Cor, that sounds technical I will have to spend some time investigating.
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    I am not at all electrically minded, so have no idea really. When we meet up expect me to be smelly:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Come on "I can do anything !".

    I'm not going to let you live that down :RollEyes:

    It's not that hard. Can you get to touch it ? Can you see wires ? Can you see connectors that you might get a meter on ? Surely you have a meter, you can have a van without a meter, it's illegal.

    There's a great big lake you can wash in.
     
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    Lesley - forgive me asking the obvious :RollEyes: :Smile:
    Have you a switch on the control panel to activate the pump.
    If you switch this on and open a tap, what happens ?
    Have you tried all of the taps ?
     
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    Hi Dellwood, yes we have a red on/off switch on the panel. when we switch it on, no sound at all none of the taps are working.

    Lesley
     
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    If you were in devon now, i could send someone over to sort it for you!

    It really is dead simple! You can't really go wrong. Usually the wires on the new pump with be the same colours - if they are not, all that will happen is the pump will run backwards and burble and blow bubbles into the tank.

    You should have a black wire, and a black one with a white trace (stripe) - the traced wire will be the live one. (turn the pump off so you don't make yourself jump!)
     
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    Brian, OK Admittedly I can do most things:BigGrin:

    But not electricity or pumps. I know you won't let me live it down. But Hay, almost perfect aint bad
     
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    A sudden loss of the pump could be as simple as a blown fuse. Check out the habitation area fuse box. :Smile:
     
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    Unfortunately not in Devon, in Champagnac La Rivierre. Park Verger at the moment. When I switch the Red Pump switch on the panel, the red switch no longer lights up and no sound at all. Haven't got a new pump with us.
     
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    Lesley,

    Give the pump a clout, maybe the pressure switch has stuck (hopefully) otherwise go skinny dipping in the pool!:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
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    That screams FUSE.
     
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    Brian, do you know where the fuse for the pump could be. As we have checked all the fuses in the wardrobe and also checked 3 fuses that sit in the engine. All fuses that we have checked seem to be fine.

    Lesley
     
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