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Old 06-14-2016, 01:30 AM   #1
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Water pump won't shut off until housing tapped

New Artis Water pump pumps but won' t turn off until I tap the housing. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:49 AM   #2
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My guess would be a bad pressure switch in the pump, as it's new, I'd take it back. Some have an adjustment screw, look in the manual if you have it and want to mess around.
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In my experience, if the pressure switch is sticking , adjusting the pressure setting or the range setting will not solve the problem.
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I just installed one and when I first turn on the pump, it runs until I turn on a faucet, then it changes its sound and turns off after pressurizing the lines.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:09 PM   #5
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Don't know if this helps, we picked up our 5.0TA in May. The pump wouldn't stop pumping as it should when it becomes pressurized or when an open faucet is closed. I contacted Escape and they sent instructions to adjust the pump and problem solved.
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Don't know if this helps, we picked up our 5.0TA in May. The pump wouldn't stop pumping as it should when it becomes pressurized or when an open faucet is closed. I contacted Escape and they sent instructions to adjust the pump and problem solved.
What were the instructions?
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Sorry guys but I don't know how to include photos to this message, but here were the instructions.

Please use the instructions below to adjust the water pump and stop it from continuously cycling.

Using a 5/64" Allen wrench, back out the set screw that has 3 Philips head screws surrounding it. (Shown in Fig. 1) There is only a spring behind the screw, it will not leak if you completely remove the screw...however leave it inserted, just fully backed off.

Fig. 1 Fig. 2.

Then switch the water pump on with all faucets closed.

Slowly back out the set screw that has 4 Philips head screws surrounding it. (Shown in Fig. 2) Turning the set screw counter-clockwise until the pump stops.
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Sorry guys but I don't know how to include photos to this message, but here were the instructions.

Please use the instructions below to adjust the water pump and stop it from continuously cycling.

Using a 5/64" Allen wrench, back out the set screw that has 3 Philips head screws surrounding it. (Shown in Fig. 1) There is only a spring behind the screw, it will not leak if you completely remove the screw...however leave it inserted, just fully backed off.

Fig. 1 Fig. 2.

Then switch the water pump on with all faucets closed.

Slowly back out the set screw that has 4 Philips head screws surrounding it. (Shown in Fig. 2) Turning the set screw counter-clockwise until the pump stops.
Can you tell me what pump you have ? Pat
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Water pump blues

We picked up our 19 on May 20 this year. Our Artist water pumpark worked well for a month then would not turn off when the faucets were shut. Escape sent us the same instructions as shown above and they worked. The set screw in figure one is the bypass pressure. The set screw in fig 2 is the shut-off pressure..

The instructions worked well but it was really hard to get at the business end of that pump. There were rubber and plastic plugs and covers over the set srew registers.

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We picked up our 19 on May 20 this year. Our Artist water pumpark worked well for a month then would not turn off when the faucets were shut. Escape sent us the same instructions as shown above and they worked. The set screw in figure one is the bypass pressure. The set screw in fig 2 is the shut-off pressure..

The instructions worked well but it was really hard to get at the business end of that pump. There were rubber and plastic plugs and covers over the set srew registers.

John
In 2013 they were using a different pump which I am on number 3 now . Ours is a Shurflo . Maybe you will have better luck with yours . I cut a access door out of bed ply so I can get to it easier. That really hurts laying on your side trying to get your arms in there . Now if I have to fiddle with pump I move bed out of way and sit on ply . I don't have the Escape mattress anymore . Have latex instead , so it rolls out of the way and is very comfortable . Good luck with your new pump . Pat
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