Hi all, new to the forum, but have a big issue (well big to me). Yesterday my water
pressure switch (on the electrical
panel) switched to the off position after being on for as long as I can remember. Now the water
doesn't come out of the sink faucet. I am not at all technical, but with some guidance I think my husband can figure it out.
We checked the water pump last night after motoring for about 2 hours through the channel, it was bone dry. No water on the bottom, nothing felt wet or overly hot. If I move the switch to 'on', the pump comes on momentarily (I can hear it) and then the switch trips again and everything shuts off. I get a little water out of the faucet, but not much. My husband commented that the filter looks very dirty, and maybe we have to change it, but I find it hard to believe that would cause the switch to trip.
Any suggestions?? We are liveaboards and need to water for obvious reasons. One more thing, since this started there has been a weird/bad odor
coming from the salon
. The water pump thing is under a settee in the salon
and so is the bilge
. I did empty out the bilge
yesterday (it fills up because we have a leak around the engine) but it is usually just sea water. My husband thought that when I pumped out the bilge I stirred up some mold/algae that is causing the smell. He said these two events
are just coincidence, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.
Anyway, thanks for your help!