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If pump intermittently starts after using taps and water trickles back down the pump socket. Check diaphragm has not got minute particles in it . Dismantle and carefully note where bits are positioned and place in a small bowl of antibacterial diluted with water  this usually rectifies the problem you will see insect and small particles in the water after a few minutes you can then re assemble it. 

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In addition to keeping the water pipes clean, I  would also give the inlet a regular cleaning with a fine brush and clean water, then repeat with a dilute Milton solution and leave for a short while, finally swilling off with pure water before sealing with the hinged lid. If I am going to drink the caravan water (and I always have) I will ensure that my water supply is safe to drink.

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Cant say I ever this issue when we had that system. The usual cause of dribbles is missing, broken or damaged o rings - 2 required. Also the cover flap must be folded down so the slot in the image locks over the corresponding male piece of the connector block

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We had this problem recently and it as dirt in the non return valve, the little black rubber disc in the picture. As we are in Spain I ordered a kit from UK about £6 but after watching the U-tube video decided to see if I could clean it.

 

Removed the blue part and using a toothpick managed to lift the edge of the seal and run a bit of tissue round it, came out black with lots tiny bits, put it back together and now fine.

 

Service kit arrived a week later so is now in the spares box.

 

Ian

2018 Range Rover Sport AB,  2015 Buccaneer Cruiser.

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