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Edited: Looking for help with the fresh water pump on a Chap 2330

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I've downloaded the owners manual, but it is severely lacking in information.  I have a 1995 Chaparral 2330 Anniversary Edition, and I'm looking for some information on a couple of things that are not discussed in any detail in that manual.

  1. Is there a fuse box located somewhere?  I have not been able to find one, and I accidentally shorted the 12v Accessory Outlet while removing that dash panel to work on the ignition switch.  The hot wire connected to the circuit breaker came loose and grounded to the accessory outlet, causing an arc, and now it doesn't work.  I've punched every circuit breaker I can find, so I assume there is an additional fuse block somewhere.(?)
  2. How is the fresh water pump activated?  The holding tank is full, but I can't seem to find a switch anywhere to turn the pump on.  Again, the manual simply says "some models have a fresh water pump. Use the switch to pump water."  but there are no switches labeled for the pump on the dash, and I don't see any switches near the pump, unless I'm overlooking it somewhere.
  3. What's the correct way to release a fuel line "vapor lock"?  I assume that's what I have because when I try to add fuel, it accepts all of about 1 gallon before it starts pouring out the air vent(?)

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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As far as your refueling issue goes, your tank has both a large diameter fuel inlet hose, and a small vent hose. The vent may have a kink in it, or an insect may have built a nest in there which happens often. Remove the vent hose from atop the tank, and blow it backward toward overboard if it runs to it's own thru-hull fitting. Some vent lines run up and attach to the re-fueling filler neck. On those, you need to detach it there before attempting to blow it clear. Craw around a bit to see which system you have and go from there. Your tank must be venting somewhat or otherwise you would be having fuel starvation issues during operation. You can't push fuel into the tank at a high rate unless the vapors are being vented out. W

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Thanks, @Wingnut .  I placed my mouth over the vent and blew until I saw it venting back up through the fuel inlet and out into the atmosphere.  It's accepting gas with no problems now, and I added fuel on 2 separate occasions this past weekend.

Also, I must not have pushed the "main" breaker hard enough to properly reset it the first time around because I punched it again and this time the accessory outlet does indeed work again.

Now, if anyone has any information as to how the fresh water pump works I would be very appreciative.

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2 hours ago, JimSchuuz said:

Thanks, @Wingnut .  I placed my mouth over the vent and blew until I saw it venting back up through the fuel inlet and out into the atmosphere.  It's accepting gas with no problems now, and I added fuel on 2 separate occasions this past weekend.

Also, I must not have pushed the "main" breaker hard enough to properly reset it the first time around because I punched it again and this time the accessory outlet does indeed work again.

Now, if anyone has any information as to how the fresh water pump works I would be very appreciative.

Fresh water pump starts on it's own upon a drop in discharge pressure due to a faucet being opened or toilet being flushed. When the demand goes away due to closing the fixture, the pump continues to run until it reaches it limit switch set pressure, then the pump shuts itself off.  The switch is in  the base of the pump.  W

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Ahh, ok, now I understand.  Now I know what to look at tomorrow.  If there is power at the pump and there is no pressure, I'll need a new pump.  If there is no power, it's either a connection problem or it goes through another switch.  Thanks for the help!

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So, I had no power to the pump at all and I tested it with every switch in the ON position, so I guess I'll be running new wire to it and testing it after that.  :/

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