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Old 05-14-2019, 03:17 PM   #1
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De-Winterizing 2003 Tradewinds 395LE - Kitchen sink line leaks?

Hey everyone!

I tried de-winterizing my rig the other day. I had thought basically you just put the plug back in the hot water heater drain, fill up the fresh tank a bit, turn on the water pump and just flush the lines. My local RV shop did the winterization and pumped antifreeze into the cold water system and drained the hot water tank. I know all of the water fixtures on board were purged of water because he made sure antifreeze came out of each.

So I turned the pump on, turned the sink on, and water (probably antifreeze at that point) was leaking under the sink in the cabinet. I'm wondering if I didnt close something or what could possibly have happened.

Any ideas, I'd surely appreciate it.

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If the leak is from the connection at the base of the tap , there are cone shaped washers that deteriorate and start leaking ( hot connector is worst ) the washers; $0.80 a pair last time I bought them ; can be pulled out with a small pick and the connection tightened by hand , then check again a few days after use.
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If the leak is from the connection at the base of the tap , there are cone shaped washers that deteriorate and start leaking ( hot connector is worst ) the washers; $0.80 a pair last time I bought them ; can be pulled out with a small pick and the connection tightened by hand , then check again a few days after use.
So, I spent some time double checking that I hadnt looked over anything. I leveled the coach, looked for cracks, then turned on the pump and it started leaking again in the kitchen sink cabinet. So I rushed and turned it off, cleaned up the water, then while I was reaching in the cabinet to towel up the water, i noticed the in-line water filter for the water dispenser was cracked down the middle....That'll do it!

I closed that valve off (we dont even use it anyways), and everything worked fine. I ran about 1/3 of fresh water through the lines. The shower was spitting a lot of air- im not quite sure why so thats another day.

I didnt bother to take the water filter off when we winterized it and it had water inside it that froze over the winter.... doh!

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Glad you're fixed up and ready to travel .
Thanks for wrapping up your post .
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