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Old 10-28-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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Winterizing Issue

I winterized the trailer this weekend. When I went to open the faucets to pump the antifreeze through I got nothing from the kitchen sink faucet and the bathroom sink faucet. I did get antifreeze through the outside shower, inside shower and the toilet. Any ideas why nothing would pump through the sinks?
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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Hmmm this one has me stumped. Were all the low point drains closed when you pumped in the antifreeze?
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:43 PM   #3
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Yes, the low point drains were closed. I can't figure out why the showers and toilet would draw the antifreeze but not the sinks.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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Would you happen to have an in-line filter for the sinks ? Ours has an in-line filter which is supposed to be removed and replaced with a provided clear plastic tube the same length as the filter when you are running anti-freeze through the sink faucets. Don't know if the filter will stop the antifreeze or not, but manual says antifreeze will "damage" the filter.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:51 PM   #5
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That is really strange.....did you have all the other faucets shut when you were pumping to the other faucets?
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:20 AM   #6
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Yes, all other faucets were closed and no inline filter.... Stumped.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:14 AM   #7
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The faucets that did pass antifreeze I assume that this was both hot & cold, and they were turned on separately. I also assume that you engaged the hot water heater by-pass valves (at HWH) and the fresh tank by-pass valve (at pump) as well.

If above is true, then I'm stumped.

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On edit: When you open the kitchen/bath faucets, does the pump even start....., any air coming through the faucet??
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:23 AM   #8
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Yes, all bypasses were correct. No, the pump wouldn't even kick on when I turned the knobs on the faucets.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:58 PM   #9
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Any chance both faucet strainer assemblies are clogged?
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Something to try. Put a small amount of water into the fresh tank and turn on the pump. When you get water out of the faucets shut off the pump. Next insert the hose into the antifreeze jug and reconfigure the valves to draw from the jug instead of the tank. Open only one of the valves say to the kitchen faucet and run the faucet until you see antifreeze. If it doesn't work and the pump doesn't run then likely there is another valve that needs to be set to ensure you are drawing from the jug. This is just a guess. If you are still stumped you may wish to call Jayco. Jayco customer service is very good about helping out.
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