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Old 02-19-2014, 10:45 PM   #1
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Fresh water pump location

I know this has been asked probably a 100 times but I searched and could not find any info. I have a 2004 Dolphin 6342 on a workhorse chassis. My fresh water pump starts at all hours of the day/night for about 20 sec. every 45 min. or so to build up pressure. Can someone lead me to a thread that has detailed info on where the pump is, removal procedure, and if you think I just need a re-seal kit for the pump. Any help is appreciated.. Thanks
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:22 PM   #2
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Sounds like you might also have a leak. Any water underneath? You can probably just clean the calcium out of the diaphragms. That's what caused mine to burp every 20 or so minutes.



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I just turn the switch off
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:24 AM   #4
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The pump location should be real close to where your fresh water hose is hooked to the coach.
Mine is in one of the basement compartments that contains hook up for TV/water hose/electrical cord/phone line/black & grey water connections. As for the burping, somewhere you have a leak in water supply line in the bathroom or kitchen. JMHO and good luck.
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Easiest way to find it is turn it on, turn on a faucet, and start listening. When you find it, you can figure out how to remove it. You might have a leak, a leaking toilet valve, or a check valve at the pump that allows pressure to bleed down by allowing water to go back into the tank, thus you'll find no wet spots. I just turn mine off at night or when not using water, that's why I figure they have a switch in the galley and in the head.
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On my 2003 dolphin, the water pump is located behind the panel where your connect the fresh water hose.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:24 AM   #7
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On my 2003 dolphin, the water pump is located behind the panel where your connect the fresh water hose.
Same on my 05 5355.
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Thanks for everybody's help. That's what I've been doing is just shutting it off. Must be a common problem. Dunner, no water leaks that I've seen and going to check that diaphragm like you said. Have plenty of time since it's getting to hot out at Glamis I did find a post with a good picture that showed where the pump was. Thanks again to all
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There have been posts describing internal leakage in the 3 port ball valve that controls whether incoming shore water goes directly to the water tank or to the outlet of the pump. This type internal leak will not been seen on the ground but will cause the pump to run periodically. Basically, the leakage path returns water to the water tank.
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Thanks for everybody's help. That's what I've been doing is just shutting it off. Must be a common problem. Dunner, no water leaks that I've seen and going to check that diaphragm like you said. Have plenty of time since it's getting to hot out at Glamis I did find a post with a good picture that showed where the pump was. Thanks again to all
Before you go on a wild goose chaselike I did... It is likely not the valve, the membrane in my water pump lost its' seal, and that is what actually caused the intermittant water pump running...change the pump, if I am wrong you have a spare, just do it.
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Like I said, it could just be calcium particles in the membrane. Clean it out an re-use the pump.



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