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Old 10-22-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Cool Can't seem to pump anti-freeze - 03 Journey

I think my water pump lost it's prime. Drained all the lines and tanks, flipped the switches to Bypass and Winterize. The switch lights came on but the pump just runs with no pink stuff coming out of the bottle. Can't figure out how to add pink stuff to the pump. Any help would be well appreciated.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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I don't have an answer to your problem but have the same problem with a 2006 Jayco Designer fifth wheel. Blew out water lines and pumped in approx. one gallon of anti-freeze before the pump lost its prime. I am interested in what others experienced and what was done to correct it.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:21 PM   #3
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Have you got at least one faucet open so the antifreeze has a place to go? Just a thought.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:01 PM   #4
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LEHAVER, Yes, I did have the bathroom sink faucet open. I may have to open a water line, above the pump, and pour in pink stuff, to get some into the pump. I was hoping to not have to do that. Thanks, ....Doug
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:17 PM   #5
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Do not drain the lines first. Just pump the pink and then open each faucet and drain one at a time. No need to drain and blow if you are going to pump the pink. I did it for years on a Jayco fiver and never had a problem. When you drain and blow you can loose your prime, or you are bucking air instead of fluid. Put it on city water and fill all lines and get all the air out and start over, with full lines and it should pump the pink stuff then.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:29 PM   #6
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KSCRUDE,
I did what you advised. I started over. Added water from the city inlet, and started pumping pink stuff. Worked great. Guess my "Winterize" solenoid is ok after all. Can't figure out why in many past years I've always been able to pump after draining the lines. Anyway, many thanks. ....Doug
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:42 PM   #7
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I did my 03 Journey this weekend also and one thing I found out was to open the low point drain valve below the pump for a few seconds and the pink stuff started flowing.

p00ches - do you flip the levers behind the small door in the water compartment as well as flipping the 2 switches in the bathroom? Or are those only for the manual mode?

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