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Date:         Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:26:07 +0000
Reply-To:     "Jim. Felder" <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         "Jim. Felder" <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Where best to check my Westy water system?
Comments: To: Tom Buese <>
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I keep a spare in the van at all times. I may go ahead and swap out tomorrow, which will give me a chance to clean this one more thoroughly.



On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 4:21 PM Tom Buese <> wrote:

> Congrats! If you don’t already have a spare pump, it wouldn’t hurt to > order one for your parts stash. They are inexpensive, easy to replace, & > you don’t want to be out camping & have it die on your watch. YMMV, > > Mr. BZ > > On Jan 20, 2018, at 5:13 PM, Jim. Felder <> wrote: > > That did the trick! I found per Neil that there was 12.23 v to ground from > the faucet switch. Next I pulled the pump from the tank, and saw the small > tang in the bottom. Turned it--it sounded very gritty. Got a pair of pliers > and worked it back an forth. It took three tries until it would run, but it > did. I watched cloudy water come out at the sink. In my opinion, it should > be running stronger, but it got too dim on that side of the house as the > sun is setting. I will try to flush it out more in the morning. > > Thanks all, > > Jim > > On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 4:02 PM Tom Buese <> wrote: > >> Take the pump out of the tank & turn the impeller by hand to see if it is >> stuck. This can also free it up if it is. Do you have water in the tank? >> >> On Jan 20, 2018, at 4:55 PM, Jim. Felder <> wrote: >> >> Well, I don't hear anything. >> >> Jim >> >> On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 2:36 PM Tom Buese <> wrote: >> >>> In tank pump is dead? >>> >>> > On Jan 20, 2018, at 3:31 PM, Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM> wrote: >>> > >>> > Today it warmed up a lot so I checked out a few things on my westy >>> (1983). I discovered that my faucet switch had no effect. I pulled the knob >>> and shorted the contacts to make sure the switch was closing. No effect. >>> Measured the voltage between contacts. Zero. The lights in the panel are >>> working, fuses are all good. >>> > >>> > Any recommendations? >>> > >>> > Thanks, >>> > >>> > Jim >>> >>> >> >

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