noisy water pump

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  1. ianandkath

    ianandkath Funster

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    our pump has devekoped a noise and starts to run on its own now and then.
    like its topping up the pressure.
    just started this weekend, it did run out of water and ive tried to bleed everywhere
     
  2. trekkin

    trekkin Read Only Funster

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    Hi

    Few things to try before taking the pump out,

    Do you have a city/fill valve connection to allow water hook up.? If so is this set to City?
    Do you have an outside shower? This is usually the lowest point and the best one to run to "bleed" the system, or low point drain, ( not the tank drain)
    Can you see the filter on the pump inlet, it is usually clear plastic, is it full of water? If not unscrew it with the pump off, and it should fill up, then re tighten, opening the low point drain, with the pump on, may also fill the water filter

    Trust this helps
     
  3. mike mcglynn

    mike mcglynn Funster Life Member

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    Hi, I don't have an RV but if pump keeps doing its job when no tap used I would check all pipe work for minor leakage somewhere on the system as a first measure.
     
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    As Mike says I would start looking for a leak in your pipework (done anything near the pipes lately) your pump senses a pressure drop due to water evacuation from the system and tops it up. Next if you ran it dry for a long period the diaphragm may have failed/weakened, this may show as a drop in pressure when using the taps but if very small unlikely? A service kit will give you the bits to fix that if it is.
     
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    thanks all. did check for leaks, none found.
    im thinking its the pump as its gone very noisy now.
    will have to remove it and check
     
  6. JimboT

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    Have you checked all the micro switches on the taps if one is stuck the pump will be running all the time and pump will sound noisy.
    Jim
     
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    Is it making a noise like this one?

    Noise at 3 seconds.


     
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