Originally Posted by stans02
The water pump on my 02 will not imediatly shut off when I first begin to use it. I will need to drain out a couple gal. of water, which seams to have air in it. After this process it will shut off after drawing water from the faucet. It didn't do this when I first purchased my motorhome last year. The pump doesn't leak. What type of seal do these pumps have? Again thanks for the help. Stan
Stan, that would be normal if you don't have all the air out ALL the lines. The pump shuts off when it reaches a predetermined pressure in the line (pressure switch). If you have any air in the lines the pump is trying to compress that air to reach the pressure shutoff point. They don't function very well as air compressors. Bleeding the air out at every use point will solve the problem. (Hot water too, need to get all the air out of the hot water tank). Don't forget outside showers, etc... Everyone forgets about those. Any air in any of the lines will cause what your seeing. I would guess after winterizing this last time you may have one line with some air still in it.