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Freshwater tank - Event Date: 02 Apr 2019

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    Posted: 02 Apr 2019 at 6:10pm
2018 R-POD179 while hooked on city water noticing freshwater tank filling up. Next thing water coming out overflow vent hole at freshwater fill area. Emptied tank then  filled freshwater tank through freshwater fill hole ran pump for couple minutes then drained tank. Filled tank  through city water hook up and freshwater tank refilling still. 
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It's most likely the check valve in the water pump that is stuck or clogged. This link is a discussion of the issue.
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+1 to glue guy....I had the same thing only a very slow leak from the pump into the fresh water tank.  FR replaced it under warranty though I was told the pump itself is very inexpensive

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When i find water pump does the whole pump need to be replaced if only check valve is bad, or can check valve just get replaced..
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Originally posted by LEGZ

When i find water pump does the whole pump need to be replaced if only check valve is bad, or can check valve just get replaced..

I think you can replace just the check valve, I'm not sure, but there's a good chance it's just stuck.  You may have already fixed it by filling the tank and using the pump.  Try hooking up to city water again and see if the tank still overflows.  If it does, the tank is full, so just turn the pump on (and city water off) and cycle the water off and on a few times and try again.

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You can replace just the valve, or do the pump head, both available on Amazon for a few dollars, takes a couple minutes. Just google your pump model number...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mcarter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 2019 at 7:01pm
I went thru a year of this issue. Cycling is right answer, but it didn't work for me. I never could figure out why check valve was not working. Finally changed water pump and problem solved.
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Originally posted by furpod

You can replace just the valve, or do the pump head, both available on Amazon for a few dollars, takes a couple minutes. Just google your pump model number...


That "couple of minutes" is after getting to the pump, which is typically under the bed. Depending on your mattress choice and any provisions you've made to make access easier, that could easily double the time.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LEGZ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Apr 2019 at 8:22am
Took R-POD out for test run last weekend ran water pump for 4 days. Got home hooked up to city water, freshwater tank getting better not filling up but water still slowly getting into tank. So I will keep working check valve. Thanks 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote furpod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Apr 2019 at 9:13am
Originally posted by TheBum

Originally posted by furpod

You can replace just the valve, or do the pump head, both available on Amazon for a few dollars, takes a couple minutes. Just google your pump model number...


That "couple of minutes" is after getting to the pump, which is typically under the bed. Depending on your mattress choice and any provisions you've made to make access easier, that could easily double the time.


"typically" the pump isn't under the bed.. but in the most popular model, the 179, it is. But yes, there may be time and effort involved in getting to the pump.

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