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Old 04-08-2009, 09:18   #1
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Water Pump OK - Nothing at the Taps - Help!

Thought I had a bum water pump when I got no water pressure. Went down to check electrical connections and power to pump, all seems well there. Started to unscrew the outflow side of the pump and water started pumping out?? Then thought, pump seems like it's doing it's job and maybe I have something in my pipes(which would be odd). Since all three of my outlets/facuets are not getting water I disassemble the section that is shared by all three and nothing in the lines or connections. Put the whole mess back together and immedietly hear some pulsating, as if to fill in the void left by the water that spilled out. Water still not flowing out my faucets and I'm not sure where to go next. Please help.

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If the pump is pumping but its not reaching the taps then surely its a blockage somewhere between?
Are there any non return valves that might be jammed or narrow places that block easily?
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What kind of pump is it? Without knowing my first response is the pump, though the motor is running and you see some water at the output side of the pump, that you no longer have any pressure. Knowing what type of pump it is, is important.
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I don't think I have a non return/check valve on my water supply, none that I can see anyway. And it would be odd to me for a non return valve to be stopping the flow of water in the outflow direction. The other key part to this is that all 3 of my taps are not receiving water. It would seem unlikely to me that something is jammed up in all 3 lines and not in the portion of the supply line that they share. Is this a faulty assumption?
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shurflo diaphram pump 45psi
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shurflo diaphram pump 45psi
Shurflo makes diaphram pumps in all kinds of pressure ranges. Testing for pressure is easy enough. But knowing what your particular pumps pressure rating is for the application it's used in is important if you want to change out the pump head. For the most part common shurflo pumpheads look alike even though their pressures ratings are different.
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Shurflo makes diaphram pumps in all kinds of pressure ranges. Testing for pressure is easy enough. But knowing what your particular pumps pressure rating is for the application it's used in is important if you want to change out the pump head. For the most part common shurflo pumpheads look alike even though their pressures ratings are different.
OK. Not exactly sure what your asking/telling me here? Please be specific.

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air in the system. Open the highest tap first, when water comes out work your way down. Did you just fill your tanks?
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Does sound like air in the system, Do you hear air hissing when you open the tap?

If not, We know it would most likely be in the line from the pump before the first T because none of the faucets work.

I would follow the line from the pump up to the first T in the line. Could be a kink in the line or something pinching it. It may run behind a locker or cabinet with something pushed into it.
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followed those steps, nothing. Filled tanks about 5 days ago.
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hmmm, you are saying that water comes out at the pump but doesnt make it to the faucet... right? Does any come out of the faucet at all? Is the water coming out at the pump high pressure or kinda wimpy? IF the pump is low in the boat, is it possible that the pump diapragms are bad, and you are seeing mostly the water pressure from the tank flowing theough the pump or siphoning?
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no hissing, a few drops and that's about it when I open the taps up. Nothing is pinching the line and I took it all apart last night looking for a clog and nothing...
Does my pump just not have enough power anymore, is that a possibility or common occurance?
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Could you have a clogged inline water filter hidden somewhere? I lose water pressure about once a year when my filter clogs up.

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thanks for the responses. Pump started working temporarily and then quit again. Pump proved to be the problem and has been replaced. We got water again!

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