Why does my Surflow pump keep going?

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  1. colyboy

    colyboy Funster

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    Why does my Surflow pump keep making a noise, when both taps are off? The only way I can stop it is by switching off at the main control. .
    colyboy
     
  2. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    you have a leak somewhere on the pipework, at a tap.. or pipe union..

    ran out of water.. tank empty

    or the pressure switch on the pump is u/s .. or needs adjusting
     
  3. Munchie

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    You have a leak or an air lock.
     
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    You have a leak and it keeps re-pressurising.
     
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    All of above is spot on ! I just thought I would add that if your boiler drain valve is open the pump will continue to operate in order to fill it.
     
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    Mine also runs continously occasionally no leaks or valves open in does sound different when it does this usually clears when i switch off then on again
     
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    happened to me while touring,found it was the shower control just slightly open
     
  8. funflair

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    If you can't find a slight leak after the pump it could be the non return valves in the pump itself so might be worth stripping it down, cleaning and re building.

    Martin
     
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    Once again thanks to all MF members who have come to the rescue. All sorted now.

    colyboy
     
  10. sallylillian

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    How?
     
  11. madgeD

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    Every caravan and van we have had has occasionally pressured up in fact we were told that it would happen from time to time.
     
  12. glastry

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    Its a secret!!
     
  13. glastry

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    No -only kidding,but i would like to know what the fix was?
    on our old river boat an accumulater was a definite plus point!
     
  14. PeteH

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    "Sticky" Pressure switch, not releasing?

    Pete
     
  15. TerryL

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    Probably a bit of detritus in the pressure valve, stripping and cleaning cleared it out.
     
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    Doesn't really do justice to all the help you got to not explain what the fault was?
     
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