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bobkinner
07-04-2011, 10:15 AM
on a recent camp out. i awoke to the sound of the water pump running,which never happens unless a faucet is open.being at nite i just turned off the pump . when i investigated next morn i found the water was being pushed out of the city water inlet,instead of directed to the faucets. i assume some valve is at fault.
any help would be appreciated. thank you

Marge
07-04-2011, 11:30 AM
on a recent camp out. i awoke to the sound of the water pump running,which never happens unless a faucet is open.being at nite i just turned off the pump . when i investigated next morn i found the water was being pushed out of the city water inlet,instead of directed to the faucets. i assume some valve is at fault.
any help would be appreciated. thank youYep, this happened to us and a couple of other people, according to our Dealer. We had to have a valve replaced on the city water hook up connection.

camr
07-04-2011, 03:39 PM
Bob, there should be a check valve inside the city water connection. You may have to remove a screen if one is present. Try pushing he small valve in and out a few times to get it to seat, or possibly remove some material that is sticking it open.
Cam

brianharrison
07-04-2011, 05:21 PM
Hopefully reseating the check valve solves your problem. If not, there is an o-ring on the check valve seat that somtimes gets dislodged. If you can get access to the back of the city water connection (usually a screw on fitting), you can remove the clip over the white shaft, remove the spring and the check valve stem/seat assembly pushes out the back (after you disconnect the tubing). I have only ever replaced the plastic stem/seat and always re-used the brass housing.

Hope this helps.

Take care,
Brian

bobkinner
07-15-2011, 12:34 PM
to further confuse the issue. i took the city water check valve apart. all that was in there was a plastic disk with a hole in the center,and a rubber gasket also with a hole in the middle. how does this stop water???

jnbhobe
07-15-2011, 02:01 PM
to further confuse the issue. i took the city water check valve apart. all that was in there was a plastic disk with a hole in the center,and a rubber gasket also with a hole in the middle. how does this stop water???

It would if you had the rest of the parts, your missing a spring and a solid disc and probably another gasket. I would just replace it with a brass one.

bobkinner
07-15-2011, 04:18 PM
jon
i think that is the way to go. thank you for your time and knowledge.

jnbhobe
07-15-2011, 07:24 PM
You also could get a manual garden hose shutoff if you don't mind turning it on & off. That will do the trick for now.