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Old 08-20-2018, 10:39 PM   #1
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Water leak

My 2014 itasca sunova 33 c drips from under Coach when kitchen sink is used , only slightly , could this be sink gray tank connection? Kitchen sink is on a full wall slide.
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Model and year will help in diagnosing the leak. If your kitchen is in a slide, the flexible drain hose from slide to drain plumbing is likely leaking, a somewhat common occurrence when the coach is older.
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Have you checked the area under the sink for water? Your leak could be from the pressure side or from the drain side. Under the sink is a panel that is held in place by screws. You can try pulling the panel and check for water under the cabinet area. You can also lift up your TV to see I'd water is on the floor in the TV cabinet area.

I assume that you have water dripping from the outside of the kitchen slide. It takes a lot of water for water to make its way to the outside.

For us our ice maker water filter leaked causing water to leak from the our kitchen slide. .


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Old 08-21-2018, 01:12 AM   #4
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My Itasca drips from under Coach when kitchen sink is used , only slightly , could this be sink gray tank connection
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Hi Roger,


Welcome to the forum, there are lots of folks here willing to help each other.



First I would get a flashlight and paper towels. Dry all the plumbing real well. Run water down the drain and watch/feel for leaks.



Perhaps it is just a drain pipe fitting that needs hand tightened. All the best.
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Old 09-06-2018, 01:23 AM   #6
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Plug the sink drain.

Fill the sink from a bucket (don't use the faucet). Use several gallons.

Wait the normal time you'd notice drips and see if it leaks.

If no leak it's not the basin drain assembly allowing the leak. Now release the water by opening the drain.

Wait the normal time you'd notice drips and see if it leaks. You can pour more water down the drain using the bucket if you want to be sure...

If no leak then it is NOT the drain pipe, trap or flex pipe exiting the slide.

Next, turn on the hot/cold water and let it simply go down the drain. Move the faucet back and forth (if it can swivel) Change from hot to cold water. Repeat moving the faucet and switching hot to cold.

Wait the normal... (you know what to do... look for a drip). If there is no drip, then it is not the faucet or the supply lines to the faucet.

Next - pour water along the edge of of the counter where the sink is installed. You're trying to find a leak where it is "rimmed" to the countertop. Check using water around the faucet base, spray head base and soap dispenser (all the holes in the countertop).

If you still have no leak - I'd repeat these steps, since we just covered everything (unless it's your A/C condensate randomly dripping down from the roof).

Don't forget to tell us what you find.
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Water leak

Check the RV Geeks web site, they had a leak in the drain pipe and showed how to find it and fix it.

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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I think Ray is probably on the right track!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Plug the sink drain.



Fill the sink from a bucket (don't use the faucet). Use several gallons.



Wait the normal time you'd notice drips and see if it leaks.



If no leak it's not the basin drain assembly allowing the leak. Now release the water by opening the drain.



Wait the normal time you'd notice drips and see if it leaks. You can pour more water down the drain using the bucket if you want to be sure...



If no leak then it is NOT the drain pipe, trap or flex pipe exiting the slide.



Next, turn on the hot/cold water and let it simply go down the drain. Move the faucet back and forth (if it can swivel) Change from hot to cold water. Repeat moving the faucet and switching hot to cold.



Wait the normal... (you know what to do... look for a drip). If there is no drip, then it is not the faucet or the supply lines to the faucet.



Next - pour water along the edge of of the counter where the sink is installed. You're trying to find a leak where it is "rimmed" to the countertop. Check using water around the faucet base, spray head base and soap dispenser (all the holes in the countertop).



If you still have no leak - I'd repeat these steps, since we just covered everything (unless it's your A/C condensate randomly dripping down from the roof).



Don't forget to tell us what you find.


I took unit in to local repair guy,, strapped hose down redid fittings where it went into gray tank, got it home it still leaks into compartment in front of gray and black valves ugh, just a little with slide out , leaks like a sieve with with slide in. But in both cases , the sink needs to be fairly full for leak to be very noiticeable. He is going to try again. Ugh
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I took unit in to local repair guy,, strapped hose down redid fittings where it went into gray tank, got it home it still leaks into compartment in front of gray and black valves ugh, just a little with slide out , leaks like a sieve with with slide in. But in both cases , the sink needs to be fairly full for leak to be very noiticeable. He is going to try again. Ugh
Maybe you should give him my troubleshooting procedure...?
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Whe we were checking for leaks, I always added a packet or two of cherry cool aid to the water. Filled the sink let it sit. No leaks. Open the drain and let it drain. Again check for red stains. If none, then pressurize the water system and turn the water spigot on and off. (Sometimes the leak only happens when the faucet is used.) Check for clear water. If the water is red, you have a drain leak. If it is clear, you have a leak in the water system.
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Whe we were checking for leaks, I always added a packet or two of cherry cool aid to the water. Filled the sink let it sit. No leaks. Open the drain and let it drain. Again check for red stains. If none, then pressurize the water system and turn the water spigot on and off. (Sometimes the leak only happens when the faucet is used.) Check for clear water. If the water is red, you have a drain leak. If it is clear, you have a leak in the water system.
That is very clever and good troubleshooting. I wanna hang around with you! - I sometimes use toilet paper, unruffled and laying under suspect locations. Toilet paper will pucker if a drop hits it. So, if there is a very slow leak, I can come back later and look for a pucker (and if I can't find one I just have to ask my wife...).
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