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Old 05-12-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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Pump problem

This morning I was pumping the sewer out. Wife turned on a tab inside and the water pump quit and so did the sewer pump. Both at the same time when she opened a tab.

Checked all the breakers, nothing wrong there. Turned them on and off to make sure. Turned the breakers on and off at the campsite power plugin, nothing wrong those either. Got all electrical outlets inside working, lights, etc.
Slideout does work, levelers do work.Fans do work, etc

Only thing without power: Display panel, water pump and sewer pump.
Everything else works.

What could be wrong? I can only find the breakers in the bedroom under the bed.

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Old 05-12-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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That is not a breaker. Look for a popped 12 volt fuse.
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Thanks. Checking right now. Will get back to you shortly.
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That is not a breaker. Look for a popped 12 volt fuse.
Hey, WC1, thanks, found them and one was haywire, I replaced it with my TV fuse. (same as I took out) Boy I sure appreciate your help!!!!! :-) :-)
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If not a fuse check for loose or bad ground wirer on the pump.
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Hey, WC1, thanks, found them and one was haywire, I replaced it with my TV fuse. (same as I took out) Boy I sure appreciate your help!!!!! :-) :-)
Glad you found your fix. This is one of the many reasons why this site is so good.
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Glad you found your fix. This is one of the many reasons why this site is so good.
For sure, specially for guys like me who are monkey wrenching impaired.
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The sewer pump draws a lot of current so combined with the water pump it is not surprising it failed. What size is it?
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The water pump is the same size as I had in several of our truck campers.
I always thought they are the same size, not sure what size it is.

The sewer pump must be bigger because it also chops "things" to pieces.

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I find this thing a pain. Takes to long to empty the tank because it's being pumped through a narrow hose twice the size of a garden hose.
It's faster just to dump through a big sewer hose.

Beats me why they put this system in.
More expensive....takes longer...more things to go wrong with. (As happened to us this morning.

I noticed there is a connection for a regular hose, the motorhome came with that as well. But I think the pump needs to be removed in order to hook that one up. Might just do that sometime when I get back home.
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You should be able to just disconnect it and use a traditional hose most of the time. The advantage of the pump is being able to pump it up hill or into a cleanout at home for example. I would not be without one.
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You should be able to just disconnect it and use a traditional hose most of the time. The advantage of the pump is being able to pump it up hill or into a cleanout at home for example. I would not be without one.
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You should be able to just disconnect it and use a traditional hose most of the time.
Yes, probably look into that.
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