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Old 06-07-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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My '06 has a Shurflo Extreme 5.7 pump, installed by the factory. It is 2 1/2 years old.

I do not hear the pump cycling constantly and it seems to shut off just fine. However, when I felt the pump today, the motor case was very hot. Too hot to hold my hand on it, even though I could not hear the pump running.

When I open a faucet, the pump comes on and provides good flow. When I close the faucet, the pump shuts off.

I've read all the other posts about the problems with the Shurflo, but didn't find much about hot motor cases.

Any one else burn their hand on the case? Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Old 06-07-2008, 06:09 PM   #2
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My '06 has a Shurflo Extreme 5.7 pump, installed by the factory. It is 2 1/2 years old.

I do not hear the pump cycling constantly and it seems to shut off just fine. However, when I felt the pump today, the motor case was very hot. Too hot to hold my hand on it, even though I could not hear the pump running.

When I open a faucet, the pump comes on and provides good flow. When I close the faucet, the pump shuts off.

I've read all the other posts about the problems with the Shurflo, but didn't find much about hot motor cases.

Any one else burn their hand on the case? Any ideas would be appreciated.

Ken
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:24 PM   #3
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I think the windings are shorting out, not being an electrician, it's a guess on my part. I would pull the fuze, or turn the breaker off, and see if they will replace the pump, sounds like it's getting ready to fail. This is especially true, if you have not used the pump, but it's still hot, there is definately something wrong with it. You can try doing the above, let it cool off overnight, and then put power back on it, and see if it gets hot again without using it, if it does, bad.
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:35 AM   #4
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IIWM, I'd carry a spare pump (even if the main pump ain't so hot).
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:39 AM   #5
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Mike,

What does IIWM mean? I have seen you use it before.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:00 AM   #6
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If I Recall Correctly (IIRC) it means If It Was Me (IIWM). Tho I'm sure my misuse of internet abbreviations causes the seasoned interneter to ROTFLHAO
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:00 AM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">IIWM, I'd carry a spare pump </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Apex owners: IIWM (If it were me), I would carry a spare pump because all of your water comes out of the tank via the pump. No pump, no water in the coach.

I would also install a female water hose fitting on the fresh water tank drain so you can fill the tank with a water hose when the fill solenoid valve dies. Happened to me down in Georgia.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by EngineerMike:
If I Recall Correctly (IIRC) it means If It Was Me (IIWM). Tho I'm sure my misuse of internet abbreviations causes the seasoned interneter to ROTFLHAO </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

MIKE,SORRY I ASKED
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:28 PM   #9
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I use www.urbandictionary.com

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Old 06-09-2008, 04:31 PM   #10
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Replaced my Shurflo today with a Flojet Sensor pump I'd been carrying with me for a few years. Works fine.

Looks like the Shurflo pressure sensor is bad.
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:56 PM   #11
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I been using a Flojet Sensor pump for 5 years and no problems.



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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by EngineerMike:
If I Recall Correctly (IIRC) it means If It Was Me (IIWM). Tho I'm sure my misuse of internet abbreviations causes the seasoned interneter to ROTFLHAO </div></BLOCKQUOTE><BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MRL:
I use www.urbandictionary.com </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
But I'm still stuck, Mike's use of ROTFLHAO is not defined in the "Urban Dictionary". I can de-code ROTFLMHAO. (Hint exchange "H" for hairy with "F", please don't sensor me!!)
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"...my misuse of internet abbreviations causes the seasoned interneter to ROTFLHis/HerAO..."
Obviously the above being a self-fulfilling case in point.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by EngineerMike:
"...my misuse of internet abbreviations causes the seasoned interneter to ROTFLHis/HerAO..."
Obviously the above being a self-fulfilling case in point. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>You did get me with the "H" meaning His/Her. It was also the abbreviation used in the 3rd person that helped stump me.
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