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Old 02-19-2015, 10:45 AM   #1
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Fresh Water holding tank

I have a 2014 Itastca Meridian and have noticed that my fresh water tank is getting water added to it on its own. The only way I know that can make that happen is from the water valve in the outside dump and water compartment. I have checked the valve and tried turning it on to add water and then turn it off. It does not add water all the time. Not sure if it is a slow leak out of the valve or what. Anyone have any suggestions? Seems like a mystery. Always something to work on if you own a RV.

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Old 02-19-2015, 11:38 AM   #2
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The check valve in your water pump may be the problem.
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:44 PM   #3
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Our 2005 Southwind does the same thing. I have decided it must be leakage through the city water/ tank fill valve. I had not considered the water pump because it is turned off when the problem occurs. Am I not thinking deeply enough? Our tank will overfill in a couple of days, then we shut off the city water and use the pump for 2-3 days to use down the tank supply. I have considered changing the valve, but if the pump could be suspect, I am open to replace/ repair the pump. Any known test to determine which it is?
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Had a similar issue and it was the Water Pump check valve, allowing water from the city water connection to leak back through the pump check valve and into the fresh water tank.
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This should be easy to check. Drain the water tank, hook up to city water and remove the suction hose going from the tank to the pump. If the check valve is leaking, you'll see some flow.
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Our 2005 Southwind does the same thing. I have decided it must be leakage through the city water/ tank fill valve. I had not considered the water pump because it is turned off when the problem occurs. Am I not thinking deeply enough? Our tank will overfill in a couple of days, then we shut off the city water and use the pump for 2-3 days to use down the tank supply. I have considered changing the valve, but if the pump could be suspect, I am open to replace/ repair the pump. Any known test to determine which it is?
If the pumps check-valve is leaking, or if you have any leak, the pump will short-cycle every few minutes when you have all faucets off, pump on,and disconnected from city water.
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