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Old 01-02-2019, 11:50 AM   #1
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Help! Fresh water valve on/off

I have a 2017 31BE. The fresh water tank is half full and holding water, no leaks. Which valves need to be closed or opened? The pump will run continuesly and the commode will flush but the water pump continues to run. I realize it needs to build up pressure but it only will turn off with the monitor switch. Fresh water and gray water valves are closed (located in the water intake compartment). The winter bypass valve under the bed is closed. The winter bypass valve in the kitchen sink area is closed. The hot water anode rod is screwed in place. What am I missing? We've used this before with no problems. I'm doing something wrong. We should be in Florida now but I'm stuck. Any advice? Thanks so much.

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If you filled your tank up, you may have left the valve on tank fill. It needs to be on city water or use for the pump to shut off. Hope this helps.
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Another possibility is your water pump pressure switch. Here is a link to a video on how to adjust a pressure switch.






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Old 01-03-2019, 09:55 AM   #4
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If you filled your tank up, you may have left the valve on tank fill. It needs to be on city water or use for the pump to shut off. Hope this helps.
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I sometimes forget so when i hear the pump running and running this is the reason why.
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Is the water heater filled with water and do all of your water lines have water in them? Air is compressible and it will take the pump a significant amount of time to develop enough pressure to shut off the pump. Also make sure the outside shower is turned off and the low point drains are fully closed. Don't turn on the water heater until you are sure it is filled with water. You should also make sure the pressure relief valve on the water heater is closed.
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If you filled your tank up, you may have left the valve on tank fill. It needs to be on city water or use for the pump to shut off. Hope this helps.
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Is the water heater filled with water and do all of your water lines have water in them? Air is compressible and it will take the pump a significant amount of time to develop enough pressure to shut off the pump. Also make sure the outside shower is turned off and the low point drains are fully closed. Don't turn on the water heater until you are sure it is filled with water. You should also make sure the pressure relief valve on the water heater is closed.



YEP^^^^
Fill Valve CLOSED
Open faucet Hotside and allow WH Tank to fill and expel air
Then cold side to expel air
Then bleed air at all other faucets, shower(s) and toilet
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X2...

I sometimes forget so when i hear the pump running and running this is the reason why.
funny you all bring this up, just forgot about this last week after refilling you would think by now I would remember lol
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My Fresh water switch stripped

I had the same issue where my pump always ran but I was connected to city water. Turns out my switch knob was stripped and didn’t turn enough to be completely on city water. I ended up having to shave (sanded) the knob to better engage the stem. This allowed me to turn the knob fully on or fully off.
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Fresh water

Thanks for the responses. Like mentioned, "did you turn the fresh water to normal? ". No I didn't. I'm an idiot. Thanks folks.
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Thanks for the responses. Like mentioned, "did you turn the fresh water to normal? ". No I didn't. I'm an idiot. Thanks folks.

I like simple solutions.....glad yours was just an 'operational error'


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Thanks for the responses. Like mentioned, "did you turn the fresh water to normal? ". No I didn't. I'm an idiot. Thanks folks.
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You're not an idiot for this mishap. There's already some that admitted doing the exact same thing, INCLUDING MYSELF, A FEW TIMES! It's very easy to do. Turn the valve to start filling the tank and, get distracted by the smallest thing. Then, turn the spigot off and store the hose and do a few other things. The next time you go to use the coach, you can't figure out why the pump continues to run. It took me more than a couple of times to realize I had done exactly what you did. Oh well, that's RV'n.
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