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Old 05-25-2022, 07:08 AM   #1
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Water system Check Valves?

This post is similar to one I read but I didnít want to hijack the thread.

I have a similar problem with my 2007 Journey. When using my fresh water tank, my pump has started running every few minutes. Iíve discovered it is leaking out of my fresh water fill connection.

I have looked at the plumbing pictures off the Winnebago site, but havenít figured out what is what. Is that check valve behind the panel at the freshwater fill, or is it by the pump like the check valve keeping city water from going to the tank?

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9 out of 10 times that check valve is where you hook your freshwater hose for the coach.

There can also be a check valve at the pump to prevent back flow thru the pump.
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9 out of 10 times that check valve is where you hook your freshwater hose for the coach.

There can also be a check valve at the pump to prevent back flow thru the pump.

I was afraid you were going to say that! Much harder access for my coach.

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Look closely at that fill connection on the RV, there should be a tiny plunger in the center that is the end of the check valve. You may need to remove the screen washer first.
Use a pencil eraser to push that plunger straight in a bit, you'll get a face full of water if the system is pressurized though.
This might dislodge anything holding the valve from sealing.
It it doesn't work you only lost a little time. Then you can proceed to spending money and replacing the valve.
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Look closely at that fill connection on the RV, there should be a tiny plunger in the center that is the end of the check valve. You may need to remove the screen washer first.
Use a pencil eraser to push that plunger straight in a bit, you'll get a face full of water if the system is pressurized though.
This might dislodge anything holding the valve from sealing.
It it doesn't work you only lost a little time. Then you can proceed to spending money and replacing the valve.

Thanks, Ray! That is an excellent idea. I have an elbow on mine, so I donít see that. I know exactly what you are talking about.

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