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post #2 of Old 05-08-2013
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Re: Galley water pump stopped

Rbrasi, I can’t give you any specifics for your particular boat but here are some thoughts. The vent lines for your water tanks should be connected to the top of each tank. You can test for a clogged vent line by unscrewing the fill cover and trying the pump again. If you get water flow, with this, then your vent is plugged and you need to trace it and unplug it. If that doesn’t isolate the problem then you may have an inline filter that is plugged. This filter is there to protect the pump and most likely is located “just upstream” of the pump. Your Cal is pretty old and there are probably more than one previous owner mod made to your boat. You may have to do some more trouble shooting. No matter what, a day on the boat (even maintenance days) are better than a day in the office.

George B
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