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Old 03-20-2014, 07:58 PM   #1
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Remco water pump won't turn off.

Anyone have a problem with a Remco water ump not shutting off when faucet is turned off? If we turn the switch off, it stops and when you turn the switch back on it doesn't come on until demand from the tap, but if we just turn the tap off, it doesn't turn off when pressure is reached.

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The pump may have a leak on the intake side and is trying to prime itself. The pump also may defective, but I wold checks for leaks first.
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No leaks. Brand new pump

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Is the valve in the service bay on "fill" not "city" ? That can cause it, I think!
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No leaks. Brand new pump

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Why is it brand new? Did you have the same problem with the old one?

I'm working on a water pump problem right now. Mine is a Shurflow and there are two things that can go bad on it.

The pump or the limit switch.

Did your new pump come with a new limit switch?
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Anyone have a problem with a Remco water ump not shutting off when faucet is turned off? If we turn the switch off, it stops and when you turn the switch back on it doesn't come on until demand from the tap, but if we just turn the tap off, it doesn't turn off when pressure is reached.
Hi Barb,

I'm currently troubleshooting a different water pump issue but found that I had not completely closed the city water bypass valve. This was allowing a bit of water to sneak past and caused the pump to cycle every now and then. I know, different problem than you but perhaps checking all of your valves may help?? Just a thought...
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The city water bypass valve can cause the pump to continue to run. Mine went haywire and caused it to not completely close, and allowed the pump to keep cycling from time to time. And if you switched to city water, it allowed the tank to slowly fill. (And eventually overflow!)

Not easy to remove the valve, but easy (and cheap) to replace the guts of the valve instead.
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i have an issue with mine as well, pump will continue to run, found that if i turn the city water valve in the service bay to city you can hear a suction sound and then the sound of the pump will change and then build pressure and shut off. I think that the vent to the tank may be restricted causing vacuun to build in the tank and the pump cannot overcome it and will continue to pump, might be a similar issue, try turning the service valve with the pump running and see if you can hear the sound of the pump change
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On the Alpine, and maybe other brands, the pump pressurizes the coach plumbing from the tank end & City pressure pressurizes from the other. If the Fill/City valve is left open to tank fill then the pump pulls from tank to pressurize the coach, which then circulates back to tank thru the Fill valve.
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Turns out we needed to run both cold AND hot water faucets open for a few minutes. Closed the faucets and she turned off just like she should!

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