Water pump keeps coming on

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  1. Bluemooner

    Bluemooner Funster Life Member

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    My water pump keeps coming on so at a guess i must have a water leak somewhere its an Elddis Aspire where would the best place to look? The motorhome is under warranty but i would like to know the best place to look if it happens in France

    Andy
     
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    Are you losing water? If not sometimes the pressure switch on the pump leaks (pressure leak not water) and the pump will cycle for a couple of seconds to rebuild the pressure. Mine does it sometimes usually when a tap has not been used for some time, usually in the middle of the night.

    Could also be a bit of dirt in the diaphram preventing a good pressure seal

    John
     
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    Err, excuse me for asking a seemingly completely daft Q - have you tried the switch first? - only that happened to us first time out in the van (we'd had it exactly 6 days) after crossing to France!

    Turned out the baccy Pete had stashed in the locker at Adinkerke about an hour earlier had fallen over ! Of course he didn't think of checking that at first ........

    :Rofl1: :Doh:
     
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    water pump keeps coming on

    We had this problem earlier in the year whilst in Spain.
    It turned out to be caused by a tiny leak in the water pump.

    Brisey.
     
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    Bluemooner Funster Life Member

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    Thanks for your replys i cant find any water leak i am going home tomorrow so will have a proper look, Jenny which switch?

    Andy
     
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    Hi if you cannot find a small leak (wrap all jionts you can find with a bit of loo roll :Wink:)then the seals in the pump are gone :Eek!: you need either new seals or a new pump --take it back for a new pump :thumb: don't let them change seals :Smile:
    terry
     
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    Bluemooner Funster Life Member

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    Just been under the bed to have a good look though i had found a leak well it looked like a leak but no water strange i also managed to cut my head whilst trying to have a good look think i will have a shower and go to the pub
     
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    It only takes the tiniest leak to make the pump thro in, and often it can really take some finding. The loo paper already said is a good way if you can get to all the joints. The seal that goes between the two halves of the pump is a favourite, especially if you didnt drain it completely last winter. After a midnight flood from the toilet valve a couple of years back, we always turn the pump off at night now.
     
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    had simler turned out to be leaking seal in tap in washroom, easy to fit like a figure three ooo,s:cry:
     
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    Have a look at the little dump valve that dumps the water from the hot water storage cylinder to see if it is weeping. Check where it exits under your van.
    This can cause a drop in pressure and make the pump cycle.
     
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    Just a small leak... not like our defence at corners then? :cry:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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