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Old 11-04-2015, 02:52 AM   #1
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Water won't stop!

Just filled my fresh water tank until the overflow started dripping water. Unhooked water supply and the water has been running out of the overflow for an hour. Why? I tried running the water level down and it won't stop. Gauge reads 3/4 level.
Any suggestions or advice please.
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Old 11-04-2015, 04:26 AM   #2
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There are a number of threads on this topic. Check here:
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:19 PM   #3
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What year is your RW?

It's absolutely unbelievable to me that people are still experiencing this problem. RW...if it hasn't been fixed in your newer designs, shame on you. If this is an "older" RW, then there should be a recall for crying out loud.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:18 PM   #4
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It's a 2015 39MB. It finally stopped running out of the overflow but my info center say's the tank is empty and it said full when this all started but we a still getting water from the faucets and we are not hooked to the city water.

I have filled this tank many times before the same way and have never had it drain this long. Maybe I did really over fill the tank and it just took that long to get it to level out. Weird that the gauge went from full to empty and there is obviously water in the tank . I even checked at the tank drain and a pretty heavy stream comes out telling me there is some good head pressure to push water out.

I don't know.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:25 PM   #5
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You could have created a siphon ? My last fiver had that happen , and once it started , I had to STOP the flow for it to stay stopped.. I put a ball valve shut-off on the overflow tube that stays open at all times , EXCEPT when filling..
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:44 PM   #6
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Redwood must be so embarrassed to read this. My 2012 did this & they had to take my unit apart to fix it. I said, Oh no, if they have to take my RW apart, they'll probably have to repair every unit that went out in 2012.
Now here we are in 2015 and owners are still complaining about this. Shame, shame...
I bet the shower doors on the 2015s are leaking too.
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Old 11-05-2015, 01:29 AM   #7
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That's OK, the problem still exists in the 2016 units!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-06-2015, 05:48 AM   #8
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Yep...we can also attest to the 2016 shower doors still leaking. Clear silicon works wonders.
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:58 PM   #9
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Same thing here for us on the shower door. An amateur installation at best. I took the bottom track off... no seal on the ends water just runs down the track to the vertical joint and under the track out onto the floor... All the lower track is held in place by is double sticky tape.

Amateur, Amateur Amateur job. Took me about 30 minutes to take it apart, caulk and reassemble. So on initial install if the person took 10 minutes extra effort this NEVER would be a problem.
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Old 11-07-2015, 10:15 PM   #10
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Better yet would be to spend that 10 extra minutes & show that same guy the correct way to install/seal it the first time & maybe he sure he does it correctly from then on & if he can't boot him out & put some one there that can. It's just an awful shame that this little annoying crap can't seem to be corrected & has been happening from day one, how long would most of us lasted on a job where we made the same mistake for 5 years that some one down the line had to correct over & over & over again?
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