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Old 05-13-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Killed the water pump?

Our pump is making a droning noise and not pumping a bit of water. Plenty of water there. Don't see any leaks. Don't know what to check on it.

We had had a freezing night and ran the heat and opened the cabinets. Had city water for a while after that so didn't find it wasn't working for a while probably.
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While it is possible, I found mine often will do the same until I draw off enough water to lower the output pressure. After that, it kicks on.
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You might want to suck on the kitchen tap. This will remove any airlock in the pump.
Happened to me once and Tammy suggested it and it worked!
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Thanks. Will try again. We also tripped the breakers about the same time. Tripped them once last year and we reset easily. This time it took umpteen times to get reset and we hit the battery kill switch to get it all going again. Don't suppose that could be related to the pump.
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If the pump is prevented from turning easily because of perhaps ice it will draw enough current to trip the breaker, not instantly but over over a period of time. This will make the breaker too hot to reset immediately but it should once cooled. Oh and when you suck on the open cold water tap do it while the pump is running.
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Did you leave a tap open on the sink while this was happening, could help remove the air from the lines, which is quite likely what is causing the issue.
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The cold we had last night was not enough to freeze the water pump. I think the issue is mechanical and it sounds like you have some ideas to try.
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Uh-oh, think we know the issue. No 12V. Battery tester reads nothing, blank. I assume that would account for the water pump not working. EMS is reading "Off" which we have never had. What do we do to make the 12V right?

All of the 110 came back, fridge, micro (except for the outlet by door which miffs us --- the only reset button we know of is on exterior, none In kitchen area that we see.)

Thank you for the replies. Hope the batteries aren't dead instead of the pump. Had 13+ reading previous to tripping. What gets the 12V going again? Yes, kill switch is up.

We didn't use the pump after the freeze because happened to have city water a couple of days.
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Hi Cathy

Have you checked the 2 40 amp fuses (orange) in the converter below the other fuses?

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The 120V outlet off the side of the kitchen is an extension from the exterior GFCI. If it will not reset, you will probably need to replace it.

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