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shadows4

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OP'er here. I checked and no o-ring in the cap for the winterization port. I found one in my plumbing stash and installed it. I have the hose from the water tank disconnected and stuck into a bucket of water. The pump sucks the water out of the bucket just fine and the pump will build pressure and shut off just fine.
When I open the bathroom sink faucet it runs good for a few minutes then will start spitting again. It's not as bad as before the o-ring but it still spits. I have ordered a set of pex plumbing tools and will start replacing sections of the manifold. I am at a loss so that is my only recourse that I can see. Thanks to everyone who has responded. The encouragement is definitely a help.
Here is some pics of my water setup. All the fittings appear to be tight except one. It is behind that block of wood. I will replace the pipe and the clamps when my pex tools come in. Again thanks.


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shadows4 - Have you tried running without the brass elbow in place?

I have the same brass elbow I use on my RV, I’ve found that I can’t leave it on the inlet with it capped as without the hose to clamp down on the twist head it doesn’t seal and leaks.


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Bleed it starting at the highest point, usually the shower. make sure all other sources are closed when you start.


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Are your setting valves just 90 degrees of turn? In other words, If you put a white mark on one end, can you turn the knob to get the white mark on the other end or 180 degrees of turn?
When I look at your top picture the diagram next to the knobs look like the knobs have a point on them but you have oval knobs. I'm thinking at least one of those knobs will turn 180 degrees meaning it is a three position valve. You would have to figure out which way they need to point and mark them for reference.


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SUCCESS!!!!
I did find the air leak. I went to the hardware store and bought a fitting to plug into the end of the hose from the water tank. I then attached my blow out plug that I use for winterizing and applied 20psi of air pressure. I'll be darned if the leak was where I thought it was. In the last pic above it was behind the little block of wood.
So all in all I have $70 in a new water pump (thought originally that was the problem), and $80 in pex tools and clamps. I think it would have cost me more than $150 if I had to take it to a dealer. Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. You all are awesome!! Thanks again.

This is how I hooked up the air from my little compressor.

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The short red section of hose is where the leak was. That is the new piece in the picture.
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