2005 270 Shower Sump

BathbuoyBathbuoy Winchester, EnglandMember Posts: 15
Hi All

Just getting to know my 2005 270. Can I ask how the shower sump works. Is there a switch somewhere to operate the pump?

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  • Aqua_AuraAqua_Aura Lower Columbia River, WashingtonMember Posts: 1,309 ✭✭✭
    You should have a plastic box in the mid bilge with a pump in it that turns on automatically as the box fills with water from the shower drain. 

    There is also another bilge pump in the mid bilge outside of the plastic box to pump any other water out. That pump is probably wired into your bilge pump switch at the helm. 

    I don't think the shower bilge is tied into the switch as well but it may be that the bilge switch turns on all 3 if not 2. 
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  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaMember Posts: 3,337 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shower sump is float switch only. Not on bilge pump switch.
    "Knot Quite Shore" - 2000 FV270
  • BathbuoyBathbuoy Winchester, EnglandMember Posts: 15
    Great thanks, mine doesn't seem to be working, so maybe a fault with the pump as the box is full of water.
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  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDMember, Moderator Posts: 6,248 mod
    That box does need some cleaning every now and then, depending on how much the shower is used.  It could just be clogged.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • BathbuoyBathbuoy Winchester, EnglandMember Posts: 15
    Ok thanks will take a look tomorrow. I did notice the rectangle of mesh was outside the box, so will put that back in and check for any blockages.

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  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAMember Posts: 4,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The float on the pump usually needs cleaned. You can pull it out, unplug it and clean with hot water. 
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  • CounselorphilCounselorphil Waukegan, IlMember Posts: 38
    Same thing with our shower pump when we first got our 2004 FV270....tried cleaning and nothing worked....it operated with the internal float switch...ended up purchasing a new unit and installing:  Johnson 12V 1000 GPH Multi Port Shower Pump with Switch
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