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Old 08-12-2014, 03:54 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by usandthreedogs View Post
...we cannot find the tank drain. There is a tube coming out of the belly where the tank is located, but it is not capped and there is no valve visable...
Sounds like you already confirmed it, but to me this definitely sounds like the fresh water tank drain and the screw on cap is missing. This is exactly how mine works. My dealer put the cap in the outside water heater access panel next to the water heater drain plug after winterization. It took me a while to find it! So I'd recommend checking there for the cap.

As for the pump, I actually had to remove a panel in a cabinet beneath my kitchen sink with a screwdriver to get to it. I have never put the panel back because I want easy access to the pump.

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Old 08-12-2014, 05:15 PM   #12
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Pump don't care, it'll run with or without water.

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Old 08-12-2014, 05:33 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by sundancer 87 View Post
Pump don't care, it'll run with or without water.
Agree but it makes a different sound without water to pump. If no faucet was open & pump is running means one of three things. No water in tank, leak in water lines, or bad pump.

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