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Old 03-14-2005, 07:27 AM   #1
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We have been trying to find a leak under kitchen sink. Have been to dealer three days and they can not duplicate. Tell us that there is no pressure change when they put on instrument. Leaks after not used for several hours when the cold water faucet is turned on. I can see drips when you look at the elbow connection above the back edge of shelf (mid way) I cannot tell if it comes above this elbow top flange. We have a similar leak in the bathroom sink. I keep telling them it has to be a gasket that doesn't seal properly when not wet. My comments are met by deaf ears. Anyone had similar problem and solved it. I hate water under the sink!
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:27 AM   #2
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We have been trying to find a leak under kitchen sink. Have been to dealer three days and they can not duplicate. Tell us that there is no pressure change when they put on instrument. Leaks after not used for several hours when the cold water faucet is turned on. I can see drips when you look at the elbow connection above the back edge of shelf (mid way) I cannot tell if it comes above this elbow top flange. We have a similar leak in the bathroom sink. I keep telling them it has to be a gasket that doesn't seal properly when not wet. My comments are met by deaf ears. Anyone had similar problem and solved it. I hate water under the sink!
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:57 AM   #3
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Your coach is like your home, you have to do your own fixing some times. Check the pipe fittings connecting to your faucets, tighten all your drain pipe fittings, you can do this by using just your hand strength. Someone may have cross thread the fitting to faucet. Pipe drains can loosen up just from vibrations while traveling down the road. I found loose pipe fittings on my new coach when I used it the first weekend. Also if you have Sealand toilets check steel band around mid toilet so you won't have leak there. If you know how to take off cover check for tightness of floor bolts holding toilet to floor, has to be tight so water won't get by seal on floor. Your coach is new so pipe connections should not be the problem.---"007"
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:59 AM   #4
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I had a water leak under the sink of the new 5th wheel (see signature). I first thought I had it fixed when I tightened up the packing nut on the icemaker water supply valve. Nope. Then I found a crossthreaded coupling nut on one of the sink drain lines and fixed it. Nope. Then I retightened the hot and cold water supply lines to the faucet. Nope.

Finally, I crawled up under the sink with a flashlight and mirror and saw the drip was starting up at the faucet metering body itself. Long story short - I went to Home Depot and found a Delta brushed nickel finish spray faucet that closely matched the OEM, bought it, installed it, called Doubletree RV to discuss the problem, faxed the $200+ invoice to them and had payment in full in less than a week.

The moral of this story - I can't think of any RV we've ever owned that I've taken back to the dealer for "minor" warranty stuff. I'll correct it myself and get reimbursed for the parts. It's actually less expensive for the RV manufacturer that way since I've yet to have one offer to reimburse me for my labor! As far as my experience indicates, this is just a normal part of RVing.

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boy jhs, i have been living with the same problem... i have been to my dealer several times and he could not find a leak, he even replaced the bathroom faucet at my request... but the leak is still there... not consistent... i cannot seem to find the combination of factors under which it leaks.. and it is both the bathroom sink and the kitchen sink - cold side... not condensation for sure... not only when under park pressure, also leaks under pressure of demand pump.. the only common thread is its under pressure when it leaks... sometimes when the faucet has been turned on and off several times (like while shaving or brushing your teeth) other times is is while noting is going on... we leave paper towels on the shelf and check as regularly as we can to try to isolate the conditions and we have not yet found the answer..

anyone please help..

bobc

ps this is one of those minor issues which is driving us crazy... this is an 04 32 journey and it has leaked on and off fm day one..
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If you can inject soome dye into the system such as the winterizing antifreeze you may have an indicator as to where the leak may be. May have fine hairline crack in valve body of faucet. Good luck and let us know the fix.
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Both my kitchen and bathroom sink drains leaked (slow drips) when we got our new coach. The large drain flange nut underneath was cross-threaded on the kitchen sink, and just not snugged up on the bathroom sink.
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On My 2002 Journey DL 32TD I had the kitchen sink replaced because of a crack. A few months after replacement we noticed water under the sink. It took a lot of searching to find the leak. But, I finally found it. When they replaced the sink, they neglected to set the drain baskets with silicone sealant. I reset the baskets and have not had any problems for over 2 years.

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Our 02 Journey had a leak under one of the kitchen sink drain baskets when we picked it up at the dealer. Their guys worked on it for about one hour and declared it fixed.

It kept leaking. What I found was that the rubber/paper gaskets on the bottom had been installed incorrectly...the paper was next to the sink...it had become water logged. I removed the basket, re-sealed it with silicone, and reinstalled the underside washers...rubber next to the sink, paper between the rubber and the big 'nut.' I has not leaked since.
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