Join Date: Oct 2007
My Motorhome: Swift Kontiki 615
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Is it a pressure operated pump, or a switched pump ? The manual should tell you that.
Like everyone else I have never heard of a pump controlled by the notoriously inaccurate gauges. If the pump is not running I would be checking the pump first, then the circuits as that is a likely site of a problem. Pumps do fail and are easy to replace.
If you are reticent to touch such things, and many are, then a dealer is the only answer, if you cannot locate a experienced user near you who is prepared to have a look.
The gauges are about as much use as a cat flap in a submarine. Even new ones fail fairly often and cannot be relied on. A visual check of the fill in the fresh water tank is the best answer, the waste water cannot be seen, but opening the drain valve usually gives a clue !
The taps will only work if the fresh tank has water AND there is power to the pump AND the pump works, checking each of those must be the route to identify the problem. But pressure v switched is vital, if you can see underneath a tap, check for thin wires, if you see those then it is probably switched, if not probably pressure operated. It is also worth checking the relevant fuses of course..
Do keep us informed what you find and feel free to ask for further advice if you need it, we have all had to learn at some stage.
Welcome to MHF anyway.
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