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Old 13-08-2015, 10:17   #1
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Low water pressure

Currently own a 1999 380 IP. The water pressure starts out fine but quickly drops off. You turn the water off for a few seconds turn it back on and it is fine for a little while an than drops off again. This is a new problem. I have checked for leaks and found none. Is there a water pressure switch that may need replacing? All filters are clean.

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Re: Low water pressure

I think that we'll need a bit more information in order to diagnose your problem. What sort of pressure pump do you have? Do you have a accumulator/pressure tank connected to your pressure pump? It could be that it has lost internal pressure and will need pumping up. If you take the outlet hose off the pump, does the water flow to full capacity? If it is pumping slowly, it will take longer to get up to pressure and this might account for a drop in pressure after the first few seconds of using the tap.

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Re: Low water pressure

*Warning - facetious answer to follow* :-)

Rip the pump and all the wiring out and get a whale gusher galley foot pump. It'll last 5 times longer than electric pump and you'll use half the water.
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Re: Low water pressure

Does it happen at every facet? How long is there good pressure after you open the facet? When the pressure goes away does the pump come on? Does the pressure go away when you open the facet, but once you shut the facet and then open it back up it comes back and during that time the pressure pump never came on?

If this sounds what is happening, did you take out the strainer on the facet and clean it yet?

Even if you have an accumulator and it has failed, if the pump comes on and you don't have pressure it is the line or the facet.
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