Water Pump Issue - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-26-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Elgin, Illinois
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19
Posts: 5
Water Pump Issue

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!
__________________

cschambach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 12:30 PM   #2
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,661
Quote:
Originally Posted by cschambach View Post
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!
Have you turned the valves on the water heater bypass, if so it will take awhile to fill the water heater before water comes from the spigot. Check the water tank again, you may have emptied it into the water heater.
__________________

__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 12:46 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Elgin, Illinois
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19
Posts: 5
Yes. I made sure the hot water tank was filled with the water from the city water intake before turning on the heater. The fresh water tank still shows 1/3 full and the water pump keeps running even if there are no taps open.
cschambach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 01:06 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
padlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
Trailer: 5.0 TA #6, 2012 F150 EB
Posts: 3,823
If you have a winterizing kit installed, it may use valves to direct the antifreeze to the pump or the water tank, make sure they are back to the fresh water tank.
__________________
Happy Motoring
Bob
padlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 01:32 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Elgin, Illinois
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by padlin View Post
If you have a winterizing kit installed, it may use valves to direct the antifreeze to the pump or the water tank, make sure they are back to the fresh water tank.
Thanks, Bob, but I don't have a winterizing kit installed.
cschambach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 02:02 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: n/a, Texas
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 220
CS,
My pump ran a little while this spring before it pumped water, maybe 20 secs. It sounded like it had lost its prime and was trying to pump air before the water came through. All I can suggest is making sure the intake line to the pump is tight and that the intake line doesn't have any apparent holes. The info I have from pump manufacturer says the pump can be run dry indefinitely without a problem.
Viajante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 03:15 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: ?, Arizona
Trailer: ?
Posts: 736
Symptom: Pump won't shut off AND it runs very quietly. (It is MUCH noisier when working right.)

I have had the pump run for a few minutes to reprime itself after draining the tank. Opening a faucet and letting the water/air run helps.
jamman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 04:06 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,933
With air in the line it is not uncommon to have this kinda behavior, but if bled it should not. I would double check that you did completely purge the air out of the hot water tank and lines? Otherwise, there is likely an issue with the pump itself, either not getting to pressure, or not sensing that it is.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 04:24 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,721
Removing the aerator from the faucet and cleaning out debris caught in it solved my problem with my water pump.
If it works, it's a quick fix. Just pay attention to which parts go back in what order and which side up.
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 05:01 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: N/A, Indiana
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 931
Add another 5 gallons to the fresh water tank and try again. The tank liquid indicators are not accurate.
__________________

__________________
"Never argue with an idiot. They only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." George Carlin
Jubal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dewinterization, fresh water, water pump

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.