Water Pump

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  1. deanroofing

    deanroofing Funster

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    Can anyone suggest a solution for a Fiamma Aqua 8 water pump, that was working intermittently, but now seems to have given up the ghost, l did know we would have to do something about it before long, but now the wife informs me she and her sisters are taking it away for her birthday next week so need to get it sorted ASAP, don't mind buying a new one if this as had it, but was wondering if it could be a simple fix, it's coming up to four years old it is the 7L/ min 1.5 bar, checked all connections all seem ok, also if l do buy a new one l can get a 10L/min does it matter what one you install ?, thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
     
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    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

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    It may fail to work for a number of reasons.

    The pump may not work.

    Tap micro-switch and or the wiring for it has failed.

    Check pump fuses.

    Firstly, you need to test the pump itself - without equipment for testing the Easiest way of doing that is disconnecting it, and introducing a known 12v power supply direct which bypasses all current wiring. If it kicks into life, you need to look at the rest of the system - if not, looks like pump failure.


    If it is running;
    Try turning on both taps (one on sink, one on bathroom) and see if you have life. Sometimes a micro switch will fail on one tap, but you can use another tap to fire the water pump off.

    If nothing, check switches & wiring!
     
  3. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Possibly the pressure switch could be faulty, give the pump a tap with a hammer to maybe jog it into life.

    I have spares available or a new pump if required.

    Peter
     
  4. Terry

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    Ok to install any pump bigger or smaller flow rate --you can even buy adjustable flow pumps although if you stick like for like you won't have to alter any pipes
    Terry
     
  5. deanroofing

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    Ordered a pressure switch from johns cross, guy in parts very helpful, took the pump out, took pressure switch off, gave it a few pushes and turned it on it kicked in,turned it off it wouldn't start again, so hopefully that's the problem, got the funster 10% discount thank you for your replies.
     
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    Love this Peter great sale technique tell him to hit with a hammer then tell him you have spares :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hit with hammer

    Yep hit with hammer works a treat, cancelled order :Rofl1: only joking.
     
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