Water leak

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  1. Franchesca

    Franchesca Active Member

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    Connected my 2005 flagstaff max 228D to town water today. Then water started coming in the camper near the heater or under the pullout dinnette area. I went under the camper and nothing was wet. I had already disconnect the water. The water hose looked fine I saw no cracks. The water heater is no where near where the water was coming in. upload_2021-4-12_15-9-56.jpeg upload_2021-4-12_15-8-24.jpeg upload_2021-4-12_15-9-13.jpeg
     
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    WrkrBee Un-Supported Member

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    Yep, looks like the outside is dry. So give us some pictures of where it was leaking inside.
     
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    If connecting to the city water inlet on your camper make sure you are using a pressure regulator. As opposed to filling your storage tank and using 12v pump there is no need to use a pressure regulator.
     
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    I do have a pressure regulator attached. I never filled the storage tank to use with the water pump. That’s the next thing I will try. Along with the water heater.
     
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    generok Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Is the anode rod in the water heater and tight?
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Looks to me like it is coming from the cabinet under the sink. I would start the search there.

    By the way....... nice clear photos. How about one inside the cabinet.
     
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    theseus Living the Darkside...

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    I’m going to out on a limb and predict it is your water pump. Loose fitting or such. I had this happen to me in my Bayside, water coming out from under the slide where the pump was hidden. I just needed to tighten a few fittings.
     
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    I don’t know anything about an anode rod. Where is it?
     
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    When I opened the cabinet that holds the water pump there was water beneath but the pump was dry. I think it might be a loose connection. Will recheck tomorrow.
     
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    What does the anode rod look like and where is it exactly?
     
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    Its coming from where the water pump is. Might be loose connection on one of the hoses.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    That trim with the screws in it may help to remove the lower panel for a good look see.
     
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    You were correct. water coming from beneath the water pump today. I ordered a new one. I will attempt to disconnect where its mounted so I can get a better look.
     
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    Pull it and look at it before ordering. Could be a loose fitting or hose.
     
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    Nothing was loose and the screw beneath where was leaking is totally rusted. Must of been leaking for awhile.
     
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    I am having a similar problem. I hooked up the water to my house and the shower was leaking. I replaced the seats and springs and that solved the problem. After a few hours there was water dripping down and I thought maybe the seats blew but it wasn't the problem. I opened the kick plate and notice the pump leaking (picture attached). Why is water routing through the pump when I am not using the holding tank?
     

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    Backflow preventer. Check that. Sometimes they get stuck open.
     
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    There is a small hole in the middle where the water is dripping out. That is the backflow preventer? I'd it is stuck open, how do I close it?
     

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