Water Pump

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  1. grymbo

    grymbo Read Only Funster

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    Hi

    My son has only today returned from a weeks holiday in my Avantgarde 150 and apparently our internal water pump has packed in :Doh: . Making a noise last night but not operating very well. Not a peep from it this morning so I'm gathering has packed in. I have a feeling this is not an uncommon problem and hoping for advice from one of you guys on how I might repair/replace the pump.

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  2. Terry

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    Hi you can buy a kit or take the easy way out and buy a new pump from http://www.magnummotorhomes.co.uk/ for about £55 or they may have some refurbs for around £40 ish you have to ask
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    Buy pump, drain water, remove old pump, install new pump, fill with water?

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    I think the Avant Garde uses a submersible pump inside the tank, if so then there is n repair kit available. First check the fuse, then with a digital multimeter check for voltage and earth on the two wires to the pump with a tap switched on (sub pumps are almost always operated via microswitches in the taps). If there is 12 volts on one wire and a good earth on the other then its a fair bet the pump is FUBAR. You probably don't even need to drain the tank to replace the pump as there is almost certainly an access in the top of it. Remove access cap, furcle round inside till you find the pump and withdraw it through the access, disconnect electrically and the outlet hose. Reconnect the new pump in reverse order and drop it back into the tank, replace the access cap and test.

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    Hi Dave.

    At the risk of sounding dense (new to this), where would I purchase a new pump and is a generic devise or am I looking for something specific?

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    Hi

    What you described is exactly the same thing that was happening to me about four months ago.
    The pump was making noises and I left it thinking that the noises would stop because there was, what I thought, air in the system. Suddenly it stopped working was not pumping water it seemed like there was almost no suction coming from the pump.

    I checked out new pumps but before I committed myself to spending a large amount of money, I checked it again. There was a screw on the top of the main unit that was loose.
    I tightened all the visible screws and it sprang into action straight away.
    I haven't had a problem with it since. Even the pressure was better.

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    The picture shows my pump but most pumps will have screws in about same places.

    Its worth a try

    Hope it helps
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    As usual great advice. Many thanks to all who advised.

    Cheers

    grymbo :thumb:
     
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