Water taps not working.......and a moan

Jan 28, 2016
30
9
Walsall
Funster No
41,491
MH
Bailey 540
Exp
newbie
The taps in my Bailey Autograph 540 stopped working this weekend. There's water in the tank and pump seems to be working (if I hold down the pump on/off switch on the control panel the pump runs and water comes through the taps).
Any ideas? I assume there must be a pressure sensitive switch somewhere in the system.

And a moan. Why is it that considering what we pay for our vehicles the quality of fittings are generally poor and don't seem up to the job. My van is 3 years old and has had relatively little use yet in that time the battery charger has failed, boiling the batteries, the gas regulator has failed, the toilet pump packed up, the fridge switch broke, the door lock failed and now the taps don't work. Niggly things that have ruined time away and get me questioning why we do it. As these are items used across a range of vehicles surely it's time manufacturers demanded better quality from their suppliers.
And finally, what's the point of Remus window blinds? They rattle, don't always stay closed, they don't keep the light out and stop you using the sun visor sideways.
 
OP
J
Jan 28, 2016
30
9
Walsall
Funster No
41,491
MH
Bailey 540
Exp
newbie
All the taps work if I keep pressing the pump switch so it isn't the taps or pump. Don't think there's any microswitches in the taps, there's certainly no wiring near any tap.
 
Dec 13, 2018
34
9
Europe
Funster No
57,564
MH
Euramobil integra 690HB
Exp
Since 2003 camping in works vans
If it's all the taps, it sounds like the switch that is activated by the drop in pressure in the system when a tap is opened (causing the pressure to drop) has failed or stuck (giving it a wee tap may unstick it). Either way with a vehicle that age I would take it to a dealer (or to the manufacturer) and give them a piece of your mind on the above niggles.
 
May 13, 2016
1,156
1,179
Lot, France
Funster No
43,061
MH
Le Voyageur Integral
Exp
New boy
In my limited experience the less you use a vehicle the more problems arise. Standing around doing b***** all for weeks on end is not good for a human so why should it be any different for inanimate objects.

Our antique MH stands around a lot but I try to remember to start it, move it and play with every bit of it every 10 days or so. Despite this something still goes on strike from time to time.

Though this will not explain why a Remus blind appears to be useless. Sorry.
 
OP
J
Jan 28, 2016
30
9
Walsall
Funster No
41,491
MH
Bailey 540
Exp
newbie
According to Whale the microswitch is in the pump housing and they say that if the taps work when the pump switch is held on the microswitch isn't the problem, although they don't suggest what is.
Given up and taken to dealer who said they would have a look although they haven't come across it before. That was 10 days ago - still waiting.
 
OP
J
Jan 28, 2016
30
9
Walsall
Funster No
41,491
MH
Bailey 540
Exp
newbie
Just got motorhome back. Sensor in water tank faulty (showing 0% when some in). Replaced, which involved dropping the tank, and now seems to be working ok. Seems as though if the pump was getting info that the tank was empty it didn't work. Too complicated a system.
 
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