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Old 10-01-2016, 01:40 PM   #1
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Fresh water tank

This morning when I checked the panel it showed a quarter of a tank of water in the freshwater tank. I've never used the freshwater tank how could water have gotten in there. I open the drain outside and it's been draining for the last 10 minutes.
This seems very strange


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Old 10-01-2016, 02:03 PM   #2
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Possible that one or more check valves in your water lines or water pump have gotten stuck or clogged. Suggestion to turn off incoming water from spigot and to run water pump for a while. It has been known to correct this problem. Might work for you also. Release pressure from inside faucets then run off the pump for a while.

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Old 10-01-2016, 02:25 PM   #3
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What Chris said. The pump needs to be used every once I a while so the check valve in the font of it doesn't get stuck. If running water through it doesn't cure the problem, you're probably going to need to rep,ace the pump.
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Thanks I'll have to check later my wife is making me go to the garlic festival right now.


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Old 10-02-2016, 12:29 AM   #5
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What Chris said. The pump needs to be used every once I a while so the check valve in the font of it doesn't get stuck. If running water through it doesn't cure the problem, you're probably going to need to rep,ace the pump.
I'm having the same problem. One week I noticed water coming out of my over flow hose from the fresh water tank. I opened the drain and it took a good 45 minutes for it to drain empty. So it must have been full. I have tried the pump trick a few times and still getting water in the tank. My question-- is the check valve in the pump or is it separate?? I've looked all over and can't find the valve...
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Old 10-02-2016, 12:40 AM   #6
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Mine was in the pump. It did the same thing after about 6 mths of fulltime hooked to city water, ran the pump and cured it. 2yrs later at the rally this year it started again. Redwood diagnosed and replaced the pump. We are on city water all the time unless travelling. It is a good idea to run the pump now and then to keep things lubed.[which I haven't done]
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:19 AM   #7
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The check valve is built into the water pump itself. But our unit has 2 more check valves on the plumbing near the water pump and behind the convience center.

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Old 10-02-2016, 02:53 AM   #8
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I'm putting an inline check valve in tomorrow morning. I don't want to deal with this again.


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Old 10-02-2016, 03:26 AM   #9
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Think I will install one also. I'm betting more than once without realizing it we towed with at least a half full fresh water tank. And don't need that much extra weight. Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:47 PM   #10
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I got up this morning and only had a shut off valve handy. I put it in line forward of the pump and it appears to solve the problem temporarily. I ordered a new pump and a check valve to be installed next week.
Ok so here's an observation note I didn't try it, but it looked like if I just turn the winterize valve it would have stopped the problem also until parts could be ordered.
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