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Old 04-12-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
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I have a water pump switch that stays on but the pump only turns on when you are demanding water. Problem is even when hooked up to city water the pump light cannot be turned off and the pump stays on and only works when you turn on a faucet. But I have found out that if you have both on at the same time you can overfill your fresh water tank. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:37 PM   #2
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Question, Have you turned off the pump switch in the convenience center?? I'm always bumping it when doing something it there. Too bad that's not a lighted switch also.
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:04 AM   #3
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Tried that but didn't seem to make a difference. Will need to go through the whole trouble shooting thing again but hopefully I will have more good suggestions to try. Switch was checked out by RV parts man and said it was fine and I had already done that and he verified what I thought. Hope for more suggestions and then will go through all suggestions. Thanks
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I have a water pump switch that stays on but the pump only turns on when you are demanding water. Problem is even when hooked up to city water the pump light cannot be turned off and the pump stays on and only works when you turn on a faucet. But I have found out that if you have both on at the same time you can overfill your fresh water tank. Any suggestions?
Seems strange that the fresh water would over fill since the only way to fill that is from the convenience center via a hose, unless I am missing something. Did the fresh tank run out from the overflow hose ??
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:47 AM   #5
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I had the same problem with filling the fresh tank. The pump has a check valve to keep it from back flowing,. Every once in a while, we would lose the city water. I always keep a little in the fresh tank for such times. When we lost city water, I would just turn on the pump. I would check and when city water cam on I would shut off the pump. Later I would find the fresh tank overflowing. Found out if I shut off city water, than shut off the pump and turned city water back on, didn't have the problem. Apparently with the pump and city water both on, the check valve wouldn't close.
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... the pump only turns on when you are demanding water....
just to make sure we understand, as that part of your post is a lil ambiguous.... (and sorry if you already know )
but that's the way it's supposed to work.

when you first turn pump on,
the pump runs to build up pressure,
then once the psi is built up, it stops running,
then it only runs again when water is used
to build up more pressure...

I know you know this, but just ensuring that!
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:37 PM   #7
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water pump switch

not sure how I can clear this up but what you said I realize what I had hope to say I cannot turn the pump off with the pump switch. The pump still works like it suppose to even though I am on city water and I try to turn the pump off the switch will not turn it off. I going through the problem solving again today making sure both switches are off but tried this once. The pump needed to have the power wire separated before I could get it to quit working.
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not sure how I can clear this up but what you said I realize what I had hope to say I cannot turn the pump off with the pump switch. The pump still works like it suppose to even though I am on city water and I try to turn the pump off the switch will not turn it off. I going through the problem solving again today making sure both switches are off but tried this once. The pump needed to have the power wire separated before I could get it to quit working.

One of the two switches may be upside down?
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not sure how I can clear this up but what you said I realize what I had hope to say I cannot turn the pump off with the pump switch. The pump still works like it suppose to even though I am on city water and I try to turn the pump off the switch will not turn it off. I going through the problem solving again today making sure both switches are off but tried this once. The pump needed to have the power wire separated before I could get it to quit working.
I would remove each switch from its panel and disconnect one wire from a terminal. If the pump still operates, there is an electrical short that you will have to track down. If the pump does not operate, check each switch with an ohmmeter while operating the switch. It is possible that one of the switches is not opening its contacts when it is operated.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:19 PM   #10
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Water pump switch

Again am not getting the problem across. The water pump is working as it should or at least did. The problem is that even though am hooked up to city water the pump acts normal when i need water the pump turns on when I don't it shuts. Problem is I can't shut it off with the switch the light on the switch stays on and actually seems to light both the top bottom of the switch. I have tested both the outside shower switch and the main switch and they seem ok. Also another kink in this is the shower switch needs to be on or the main switch will all light up not just the top. And at this point the pump now has stop working so iam in the process of checking that out. At this point it looks like RV repair shop as this whole thing seems to affect the hot water tank. Can go without the pump but not hot water
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