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Old 10-01-2021, 05:01 AM   #1
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Water leak in the worst place....

I installed a new water pump in the 1997 Discovery. Turned it on and started checking inside. All seemed to be good. Had good pressure at kitchen sink and bathroom sink. Checked shower and found a leak at the base of the wand. Let all air out of system until everything stopped spitting air. Thought I was good. I went back outside and found water leaking from water heater area. I can't see where it's coming from. Went back inside and into the bedroom closet. The water heater is in the base of the closet with the floor of the closet over the water heater. I removed the panel and can see the water heater, and on the other side of the wall is the washer/dryer. Amongst all this is my water leak that I can't see. It don't look like the heater is leaking, it's somewhere behind it, out of sight. I think I'm going to have to remove the washer/dryer, but dam, How do I do that? I really don't think that is coming out of where it is. Another thing the RV was built around. Any Thoughts?
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Old 10-01-2021, 05:27 AM   #2
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Rubber washing machine water hose washers lose the crush over time and begin to leak. Leave the system charged up with water but stop the pump. Run hot water heater for a bit to warm the water. Then you have a 50/50 chance as to whether it is the hot hose washer that is leaking when you repressurize system.
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Old 10-16-2021, 05:24 AM   #3
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Pulled all drawers and panels off in the area and found someone had attempted to replace the bathroom sink faucet at some point and didn't get the lines onto the faucet correctly. Had it cross threaded. Put line on correctly and replaced the plastic junk drain pipe with brass and leak solved. Turned pump on and pressurized system. All good so far.
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Thanks for posting up the resolution.

That begs the question, how long has it been leaking? Was the new pump higher pressure to make it leak more or to start leaking?

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Old 10-17-2021, 04:46 AM   #5
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Thanks for posting up the resolution.

That begs the question, how long has it been leaking? Was the new pump higher pressure to make it leak more or to start leaking?

Good you gotter done.
The new pump is a little higher pressure but it looks a though someone recently replaced the bathroom sink faucet. The water line was only on the faucet maybe a 1/2 a turn. It either wasn't used much like that or maybe not used at all , when I bought the RV, the pump wasn't working at all. So, I can't say how long it's been like that. The plywood under the sink is not damaged at all, so I assume it hasn't been that long.
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