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Old 05-26-2014, 06:10 PM   #11
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Add another 5 gallons to the fresh water tank and try again. The tank liquid indicators are not accurate.
Yeah, good thought.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:04 PM   #12
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I had the same thing happen this spring and adding more water and opening a faucet for a couple minutes did the trick.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:54 PM   #13
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I overcame this problem once by opening the sink tap, turning the pump on and sucking on the tap. Pulled the airlock through the pump and away it went!
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:15 PM   #14
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I overcame this problem once by opening the sink tap, turning the pump on and sucking on the tap. Pulled the airlock through the pump and away it went!
Any chance you made a video of this procedure?
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:16 PM   #15
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I've just gone through the dewinterization process on my 2013 Escape 19. Everything went well except I cannot get water from my taps when using the water pump. I hear the pump running but no water comes from any of the taps. I've filled the fresh water tank 1/3 full. Because I couldn't get water from the fresh water tank I hooked up a hose to the city water intake and I have no issues with getting water then. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
I just had to replace my two year old pump and found after I replaced it it was doing the same thing you are describing. I found that that hose clamp on the clear hose coming out of the water tank was not tight enough and it was sucking air there; once tightened it worked like a charm.

Another thing; if you winterized and didn't release the water out of the one way check valve, located just inside the city water inlet, then you may have damaged that valve and you could be sucking air through the city water inlet. Also, check that your low point drain is tight and no air is being sucked through there.

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Any chance you made a video of this procedure?
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:28 AM   #17
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:42 AM   #18
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:17 PM   #19
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Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions. I had placed a call to Reece and he basically said it's due to air in the line from when I winterized it. His suggestion was, as some of you have said ~ open a tap and fill the fresh water tank till it overflows and if that doesn't work, suck on the kitchen tap while the pump is running. Problem is, I can't try this for a couple of weeks as my trailer is back in storage right now. I'll report back, as this will probably be an annual occurrence.

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I just went through this while on the road. Tammy suggested several things including sucking on the tap. Nothing worked so I was ready to contact Sure Flo. But while I was hooked up to city water at a friends, the bathroom sink started spitting air and the problem was solved. I do not know why I could not get it to do that earlier, perhaps traveling 300 miles jiggled the air out.

As to why this happened, I have a theory. During my last tank filling before the problem, I had let the hose over fill the tank with a lot of pressure. In other words, water was gushing back out of the air vent . I think it forced some air downs the line into the pump causing an "air lock." I'll not make that mistake again.
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