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Pump Faucet No Worky

I've had this boat for a year and never cared to figure out how to work this vanity sink. I pump the lever, but nothing happens. I unscrewed the spout and poured water in there to prime it and it went everywhere except out the faucet. What gives? The feeder line runs to the freshwater holding tank. As far as I know, there is not a valve there. Can something this simple be broken? Operator Error, maybe?
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Re: Pump Faucet No Worky

Many of those faucets have a valve that can be changed from tank to raw water. Does yours? Typically found somewhere under a galley or head floor.
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Re: Pump Faucet No Worky

The hose runs through a bulkhead down below the vanity. I'll trace it after that.
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Re: Pump Faucet No Worky

Check for a broken line while you trace as well. However, if you find the valve, it could be set to raw water on a through hull that is closed.
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Re: Pump Faucet No Worky

Did it work before and now has stopped working, or did it never work? The valves in those things can go bad, and need to rebuilt or replaced.
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Re: Pump Faucet No Worky

The PO told me it worked and needed to be primed when I bought her. I have no reason to doubt it, as everything else he said was true. I'll check when I'm aboard tonight.
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Re: Pump Faucet No Worky

It's not uncommon to have to pump a dry faucet several times before getting water, but I've not had to prime one before. Perhaps it was failing for the prior owner and the priming was just a band aid.
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Re: Pump Faucet No Worky

If possible, I would just replace that pump with one that is foot-operated.

They tend to be more robust, priming is less of a concern since they are located close to or below the level of the tank, and you can actually hold BOTH your hands under the faucet while the water is running. The biggest drawback I've found is that my 4-year-old is totally fascinated with them (she can go through 20 gallons in no time if I let her).
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Re: Pump Faucet No Worky

I believe there is a diaphram inside that hand pump, when it cracks or drys out no workky. I have the same one and it hasnt worked in years. but i'v also had a replacement for years but never got to installing it.
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Re: Pump Faucet No Worky

Shouldn't need to be primed. Replace it.
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