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Old 02-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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Water drips out of the city intake when water pump is on

Very unusual situation occurring. This is our new to use MH we had an 87 Allegro. I flushed and santized the water tank and lines last weekend to use today. I filled the water tank and then hooked up the water to pressurize the system and fill the HW tank and run a cycle. Also to check for leaks. No issues and everything worked fine.

I noticed a couple of times this week that when I turned the water pump on it would pressurize itself. Today it would also do it and I was stumped as to why. I had some time so I began to search for leaks (none) and looked in the area where the pump and tank are and found no issues. I then noticed that water was dripping out of the city water connection and only when the pump was on. I looked for a valve and found none. No real issue but stumped as to why it would drip out of the intate and nowhere else.

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There is a one way check valve on the pump or city water hook up leting it leak by check these.Simple fix put a plug in city hook up sided.
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There is a one way check valve on the pump or city water hook up leting it leak by check these.Simple fix put a plug in city hook up sided.
agree, then put changing out the check valve on your to-do list
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Sometimes the check valve can get a bit of stuff in it like sand. With pump on, press on the check valve quick and it may clear it.
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Thanks I will take a look tomorrow and fix
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You can also blow the O-ring off the valve while pump is on and pushing the pin then it would leak till the ring is put back on the valve. you can shut off pump and bleed down the system some then back flush the inlet. the ring don't blow off all the time but it can come off
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Then sometimes, they just get old and the seals leak a little bit no matter what you do.(like mine did)
I put up with it for a couple of years, then finally got tired of hearing the pump cycle for a second (it really spoils the afternoon nap!) and I replaced the inlet valve.
It's not really a big job, you just need basic hand tools and a #2 square drive screwdriver.
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