Water Pump Noise

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  1. ChrisMac

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    We have a new Elddis. When switched on, the water pump makes a wee grumbling noise every 30 seconds or so. Just want to confirm that it's normal for it to do that? Thanks.
     
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    I don't think so! Assuming that you've run water through the system (hot & cold) to expel any air then it sounds like you're losing pressure somewhere. Chat to the dealer.
     
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    check there are no drips at the taps, not forgetting the shower mixer..also feel along the water pipes for any sign of wet, particularly under the sink and where the pump is mounted..

    all it takes is a few drips for the pressure to drop sufficiently for the pump to kick in..
     
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  4. ChrisMac

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    Just had a look at the pump. There's a clear plastic bit with what looks like a filter of some kind in it. There appears to be a lot of dirt in there which doesn't look right. I'll get in touch with the dealer. Thanks for the advice folks, this is my first stop for questions.
     
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    that is the filter.. the clear bit unscrews and you can wash it out .. you must have picked up some dirty water.. drain the tank, flush and refill
     
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    I'll give it a bash, thanks for that.
     
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    Doesn't really explain the pump kicking in though
     
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    Personally we turn the pump off when not in use and open a tap to relieve pressure then close it again no wet suppress then after a long stint of travel.can you turn your off ?:)
     
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    Mine does exactly the same. To be honest I just switch the pump off until needed.

    Brian
     
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    Hello if yours is a new van the stuff in the pump filter is more than likely to be plastic turnings from when the tank fittings were put in ie.swarf.
     
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    just fixed something like this on ours, changed out the pump valve and all sorted = £15
    simple DIY job
     
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    no but.. I already answered that question ..
     
  13. Huckleberry

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    I have the same problem a 2015 Adria Coral fitted with a Whale Pressure switch. I have taken it back to the dealer twice, first time the pressure switch was replaced, I am not sure what they did on the second visit as I had some other snagging jobs done at the same time. Whatever they did has not worked and I wil be contacting them again. I will be watching this thread with great interest!
    Rodger
     
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    There's no time for that sort of filth!

    Fix your water pump first!!
     
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    I think you're right, there are other bitslike that on the floor around the pump.
     
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    Yip, we've been switching off the pump when not needed. I just wondered if it was a big problem, heading of yo Europe end of August for a year so want to get everything sorted before then. Going to clean out the valve and see how it goes.
     
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    If it's done it from new it's probably the pumps pressure switch.
    The actual pressure can't be changed but the point the switch kicks in and turns off the pump can be altered.
     
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    I take it the water tank has enough water in it, because many times it happens when the pump is starved of water, either by lack of water or muck in the line, also air in the system which can be cleared by ensuring the taps are running smoothly.
    Etap
     
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    Yes, plenty water in the tank and taps running smoothly.
     
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    Pump finally packed up last week, luckily it was already booked in yo the dealer - new pump installed and all appears well, apparently a fairly common problem with the whale pump. Thanks for all the advice folks. That's us ready to head to Europe on Monday for a year.
     
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