shurflo pump leaking out of port after powered off

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  1. crystalview

    crystalview Active Member

    Mar 13, 2012
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    Hi i have a shurflo pump and its started leaking from port after powered off its not just a drip but a constant slow stream the pump is only 4 months old with low usage being a third man pump maybe 6hrs use.
    any ideas bought from pure freedom might ring them
  2. spruce

    spruce Grand Master

    Jun 4, 2012
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    Both of ours do the same, although one is more than the other. One pump is 8 years old and the other is slightly older. There is a one way valve inside the pump that stops water being pumped back into the tank. Its held on its seat by a hair spring which is very weak. The pressure of water in the tank is overcoming the strength of the spring and hence letting water 'leak' past it. I doubt it would be possible to manufacturer each spring to the same tension.

    I doubt that they will replace the pump though. They will suggest a Hoselok stop fitting on your van port that should automatically seal once you disconnect your hose to your hose reel.

    I did complain initially to Williamson Pumps regarding the leak, but they didn't even bother to respond. It was only after that that I stripped the pump down (still under warranty and bought from them) and identified the cause of the issue.