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Old 09-29-2020, 09:41 AM   #1
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Fresh water fill valve

My Fresh Tank is slowly filling up. I suspect a faulty fill valve, as I have already replaced the water pump. Looking at this picture, the valve is attached to the wood piece with a strap, and the water in, is the big nut at bottom. There looks to be no clearance in the fittings between the elbows, not to mention the crimped on fittings. Would I be better off just cutting the 2 tubes at top and rebuilding whole elbow-tee combo? Or has anyone done this easier than that?
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I cut the line going over to the tank and installed a ball valve. So when I fill the tank I open the ball valve and turn the valve to fill tank Then shut the fill valve and the ball valve
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That's a good Idea!
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I also noticed after looking at my pictures, that there's a Tee, going to both water in and tank fill valve. If you set to Fill, there is still water going to the faucets. I confirmed this by opening outside Shower, and water came out, not much though. Is this correct?
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Here goes what I hope is obvious but have you checked the filter? Newmar runs all their water through the filter so, if it's clogged, the tank fills slower. I am not sure if that's true on all of their models or what year they started that. I know that the KA does. I have seen filters clog in just a few weeks.
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I also noticed after looking at my pictures, that there's a Tee, going to both water in and tank fill valve. If you set to Fill, there is still water going to the faucets. I confirmed this by opening outside Shower, and water came out, not much though. Is this correct?
I would think that is a induction that your valve is bad.
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Here goes what I hope is obvious but have you checked the filter? Newmar runs all their water through the filter so, if it's clogged, the tank fills slower. I am not sure if that's true on all of their models or what year they started that. I know that the KA does. I have seen filters clog in just a few weeks.
Definitely check the filter. a few years ago back in 2000 to be exact I had bought my first Newmar and was traveling in Florida. After a few weeks my tank would take forever to fill. I never would have thought the filter would be the restriction after just three weeks but it was . took the filter out and tried to fill without it to see what it would do, and low and behold it didn't take but about 6 minutes and water was coming out the overflow.
Try the filter before you may cause some unnecessary headaches !
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I have a 2002 Kountry Star that did the same thing and I was able to put a ball valve between the fill valve and the tank. On my the line between the fill valve and the tank was a flexible line so it was an easy fix.
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