Water pump is sputtering, spitting

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    NoTrumpAce New Member

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    We have a Forest River Premier 2018 2516g popup. The water pump has worked well, pumping a consistent flow to all faucets. I started to winterize this week and the pump started sputtering and spitting as I tried to draw anti-freeze into the system. I had already cleaned the water filter on the back of the pump and had the siphon tube at the bottom of the anti-freeze bucket. I managed to get anti-freeze through to all the faucets. I have not made any changes to the water system since we bought the popup and I have completed this process without problems each fall. Any ideas why the pump is not performing as expected?
     
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    Sounds like it is sucking air in from the siphon tube..
     
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    At any rate, air in the line from somewhere.
     
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    Yep, what they said
     
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    Thank you for your suggestions. I really appreciate the campers that take time to answer.
     

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