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DLECF 18-04-2014 06:45

Cycling Water Pump
 
The fresh water pump was cycling 2 to 3 times an hour. I found and fixed a leaking fixture. The pump still cycles on and off 2 to 3 times in 24 hours even if no faucet has been used in hours. The bilge is now dry. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Mycroft 18-04-2014 06:50

Re: Cycling Water Pump
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ATII410 (Post 1521980)
The fresh water pump was cycling 2 to 3 times an hour. I found and fixed a leaking fixture. The pump still cycles on and off 2 to 3 times in 24 hours even if no faucet has been used in hours. The bilge is now dry. Any suggestions? Thanks.

There could be a very slight drip from one or more of the faucets. Even a single drop every two minutes could cause this.

NahanniV 18-04-2014 06:58

Re: Cycling Water Pump
 
The pump could be leaking internally.

azsailor12 18-04-2014 07:11

Re: Cycling Water Pump
 
My water pump leaks a drop every few minutes- previous owner let it freeze. It never makes it to the bilge, but does cause the pump to cycle a couple times a day.

SV Windrush II 18-04-2014 07:28

Re: Cycling Water Pump
 
I have a Smart Sensor Shurflo pressure pump that cycles every few seconds. I have no external leaks....sy

athene 18-04-2014 07:35

Re: Cycling Water Pump
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ATII410 (Post 1521980)
The fresh water pump was cycling 2 to 3 times an hour. I found and fixed a leaking fixture. The pump still cycles on and off 2 to 3 times in 24 hours even if no faucet has been used in hours. The bilge is now dry. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Do you have an accumulator in the system? If so, it might need bleeding.

Khagan1227 18-04-2014 07:46

Re: Cycling Water Pump
 
Put tissues paper in your sinks/shower under the faucet. If it leaks, you'll know. You can also do this with flour or talcum powder, but that makes a mess. If you don't have evidence of a dripping faucet, the pump is probably leaking by.

You could also shut off the pump when you aren't using it. I find we use less water this way, especially when we have visitors.

a64pilot 18-04-2014 08:24

Re: Cycling Water Pump
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NahanniV (Post 1521986)
The pump could be leaking internally.


i second this if you can't find any leaks, all it takes is a tiny leak in the intake valve

Rick01541 18-04-2014 08:42

Re: Cycling Water Pump
 
I found mine cycled less when I increase the pressure in the accumulator. It helped even out the flow too when I open the faucets.


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