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Old 08-31-2015, 08:46 PM   #1
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Water pump noisy

Hi folks,

Question about the water pump in my Escape 15. It is pumping water fine but it is really noisy. It used to run fairly quietly, but know is chattery. I know this is not much info to go on. Does a clunky, chattery water pump indicate that it is going out?

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Old 08-31-2015, 08:56 PM   #2
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The intake side of the pump has a screen filter, if this filter gets dirty the pump has to work harder and makes more noise, you can remove it and wash it out to clean. Also check you aerator screens in your faucets, same with these, if they get dirty.
Also check the mount bolts (screws), they should be snug but not tight, you don't want the rubber isolation grommets compressed.
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You can go this route too. http://www.amazon.com/SHURFLO-94-591.../dp/B000WN5F96
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:42 PM   #4
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Ours started sounding louder than usual after a bumpy road. Turns out a tote had shifted and was pushing on it a little. Moved tote, noise stopped.

Hopefully your solution is as simple as that.

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ours has gotten much noisier too. Will check the filter, thanks for the tip.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:04 AM   #6
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Whatever is making it noisier, if the output is connected directly to PEX (stiff plastic) piping, that's carrying the noise into the rest of the trailer. This type of water pump should have flexible hose on both intake and output for vibration isolation.
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Ours became noisy before it quit, a new pump fixed it.
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Thanks all for your replies. I will check to see if filters are dirty. Sounds like it might be a good idea to carry a spare at this point. Thanks again.

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The filter on mine is wire, like a house screen.
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Best to keep the faucet aerator clear of debris. The water pump works much like a gas pump. When it senses back pressure, it shuts down. Debris will cause back pressure.
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