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Hi Alan,hi all, any ideas why my tap does not draw water from a full fresh water tank? At first it sounded like there was air in the system, with intermittent delivery of water and now nothing. I can here the micro switch when turning tap on but nothing else happens.
I've looked at the tank's pump and nothing looks odd there.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated before I take it to the vw garage.
Many thanks in advance.
Many thanks for tip, will give it a go and report back. Cheers AlanHi Alan,
You can test the pump by disconnecting the electrical socket near the tap. With a short piece of wire you can then jump the circuit on the connector block that's not on the tap side. If your pump works then there's a chance the micro switch in the tap needs a clean. This happened to me in our T4 which has the same tap as the T5. Hope that helps. A lot easier than removing the pump to check it. However the pumps can stick sometimes and you'd need to remove it to give the impeller a spin to free it off.
Thanks for tip Jeff. Will give it a go and report back. AlanThe wires will unclip then you need to take the top off water tank pull pump out . You could try turning the little bit on bottom of pump might get it going . Hardest bit is getting lid off you need to make a tool. I used a length of 2 x 1and to bolts to get on the fins of the lid . There is a very good description on here somewhere try the search button.
Hello @Eddie Kelsall. Did you get your tap fixed? I would of thought that this would be a warranty issue given you're avatar suggests you're driving a T6 Ocean.Hi thanks for everybody's help so far. It is definitely the tap micro-switch. I have tried sanding it and using contact cleaner. It now works intermittently at least. I think replacement is the answer. Has anyone ever attempted this?
Yes. Disconnecting the Tap plug or removing the fuse and then opening the tap allows pump/ pipes and tap to be drained.As a separate point, the instructions with the new pump (VIP brand....exactly as the OE), contain an alarming statement:
"Keep the pump from freezing. For Winter storage, remove pump from water tank and disconnect. Carefully drain all the water from the pump"
I know there is some advice on the forum about draining the system for winter but I don't think this point is specifically covered. The implication is the pump unless evacuated left sitting in a drained tank could be damaged by frost. I doubt anyone is removing the pump from the tank....you'd have to unwire it....but does the current advice see the pump evacuated of any remaining water?
Would that purge the pump body?Yes. Disconnecting the Tap plug or removing the fuse and then opening the tap allows pump/ pipes and tap to be drained.
It depends on how good your 'man who can' is! (And if he's read the threads). As we've heard, VW have charged £400+ to fix a basic problem for which the fix is very well documented here. Only basic tools required and quite satisfying, and you end up knowing a lot more about your vehicle should you hit problems when away camping.I have a no water problem and I know how to fix it - I pick up the phone and ring a man who can!
It’s just an impeller Type Pump. No valves etc, just a rotating vane that basically blows water into the pipe to the tap.Would that purge the pump body?
I wonder if the procedure should be (1) empty tank, (2) run pump 'dry' for 20 seconds (to force air through the system...I know you can burn the pumps out), (3) then remove fuse or disconnect tap plug (4) leave tap in open position.
HiHi all who've had tap woes. I've 'borrowed' my brothers California but the tap has been intermittent and eventually stopped working. I've checked the pump, and it's free to rotate with no signs of contamination. I then looked at the micro switch on the tap to clean the contacts, although when I pulled the handle off, a small brass clip has came off as well. I can refit it as I believe is correct (curve to the inside), but each time I refit the tap I can hear the micro switch, but then a sort of crunch and the clip pops off again.
Anybody else experienced this or know the correct fit for the small clip?
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Would it be possible for you to post a photograph as I also cant yet work out how it goes back on ? I'm sure others have had this tiny part come undone.