Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Spokane Valley WA
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But it's supposed to suck!
I have an older (78) Newport 30 with a perfectly good reciprocating style fresh water pump, but I wish I could say it sucks...cause it doesn't...and that's the problem. I drained off the water last winter (to prevent freezing) and filled the system with RV antifreeze. Now that I am ready to blow it out, I can't seem to get the pump to live up to its name. I pulled apart the hose to check the check valve (no issue there) and made sure that it didn't have any obstructions in the body that would prevent water from coming through. I have a recently filled fresh water tank...and when I turn on the pump it just whirrs and whirrs, and nothing comes out. I tried priming it a the pump by pouring water into the reservoir and making sure the pump was running the right direction...but it still doesn't suck, or rather pump. Any suggestions, short of getting a new centrifugal pump and installing it?
I feel like I should be singing the old Kingston Trio song about Desert Pete...you know the lyric...you've got to prime the pump, you must have faith and believe...
Skipper, Das Dawg Haus (when my wife lets me)