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Old 10-21-2017, 12:43 PM   #1
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First time winterizing my 2016 Jay Feather X23B - water pump valve and bypass ?'s

Hi everyone,

I'm planning on winterizing my 2016 Jayco Jay Feather X23B myself this year and had some questions that I hope you can answer for me.
  1. How should the valves be on the water pump? I found the pump under the fridge and it's easily accessible. See the pictures below. I'm pretty sure I need to open the valve with the clear PVC tube to allow the flow of antifreeze. However, how should the other valve be? Is it ok as is or should I turn it the other way? Not sure if it's in the right position.


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  2. I believe I need to bypass the hot water tank so it doesn't fill with antifreeze correct? In order to access behind it I need to remove these screws. Any idea what type of screw head this is? Also, once I have access to the back of the water heater, is it self explanatory of how to bypass it? I'm assuming I'll see more valves.


Any other X23B owners out there that have winterized before that could help me? Thanks!
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:23 PM   #2
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To winterize with the pump, turn the valve in line, by the clear suction tube. The other valve should be closed for the process, as it should be the suction line from the fresh water tank. Those screws are easily removed with a #2 square drive screwdriver, or secondly, but not as easy with a #2 Phillips. The square drives are readily available.
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:47 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks! So it looks like the other valve to the fresh water tank is already in the closed position given it's perpendicular to the tube correct?

I'm sure I have a #2 square drive laying around somewhere, thanks. Anxious to see what the back of the hot water tank looks like. I'll need to switch some valve(s) to bypass the hot water tank from filling with antifreeze right?
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Old 10-21-2017, 03:04 PM   #4
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yes 2 going in and out of heater should be turned off and one to allow water to cross over should be turned on. also make sure before you go to switch the valves to relieve pressure in lines by opening a faucet. they can be broken easily.
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closed is cross with the tube open is inline with the tube
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Old 10-21-2017, 03:24 PM   #6
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Cool, so valve to clear PVC should be switched to open to winterize and keep the other one in the closed position like it is now?

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closed is cross with the tube open is inline with the tube
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You might find the first posts in this thread helpful.


https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...12-a-9335.html
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:47 AM   #8
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Hopefully not hijacking but I have a quick x213 winterizing question...

Where are the low point drains on the x213? I see the sticker on the back right which appears to be for the fresh water tank. Are there any others?
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Hopefully not hijacking but I have a quick x213 winterizing question...

Where are the low point drains on the x213? I see the sticker on the back right which appears to be for the fresh water tank. Are there any others?
Found the low point drains. They are in the small cabinet under the fridge.
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UPDATE - hey everyone, I was able to bypass the hot water tank just fine, but when I flipped on the pump to suck the antifreeze from the bottle, it didn't have enough suction and the antifreeze didn't come up the tube like I was expecting. I noticed a small kink in the hose so I figured that was the problem. After fixing the kink, I tried again, but this time the pump wouldn't turn on! I checked breakers and fuses, but everything was fine and the pump still won't come on. Could I have possibly burnt out the pump from being on for only 10 seconds or so? I hope not. Maybe it was shot from the beginning given it didn't have enough suction in the first place?

Now I have to bring it into the dealer unless someone here can help figure out what's going on. Any ideas or things I should try?
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