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The outside green lever allows you to fill the on-board water tank while connected to the city water supply. The problem I have been having is that it is not shutting off completely.

The valve seems to allow a very small amount of water to leak through. Once the tank is full, it starts spilling out. I have been using the on-board water as a supply to lower the level and avoid the spillage and that is okay for a while. I suspect like many other things, it can get worse.

I have had no success locating a replacement. I took it off to get a better idea of what I need since searching does not turn up a replacement part that matches.

The valve is shown as Watts, number 0543. the configuration allows hose attachments from on-board PEX lines without any major rerouting, so I would really like to keep that and have a replacement that matches. This is a real PIA to gain access and requires removal of most everything in the wet well to get access. I had to reassemble since I could find nothing at Local Home Depot.

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Some water fill valves are made by Swan industries. After years of service, they have a tendency to leak or like the one in my previous Windsor no longer move the diverter ball inside.

Their replacement is in the link that I posted below.

WSV150ST - Quick Water Fill – Swan Industries Inc

There are tons of 3-way valves available on the Internet. Finding an exact one will be a challenge but maybe you can find one even if the handle isn't exactly like what you have now.

I would also call Swan Industries directly as they may have just a valve replacement part available.

Swan Industries Inc

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I would think that you could unscrew the moving part that the handle goes on and replace the rubber part  (could just be packing) inside.

It's worth a shot.

Bill

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I'd disassemble the valve and look for scaling, corrosion, broken / pitted rubber part, whatever.  Then a trip to Ace Hardware for a replacement o-ring, bushing, whatever.  (or Home Depot but less variety)

Or try McMaster Carr.  They have a catalog full of valves.  Grainger would be a second choice (but less inventory).

Save the handle, though.  One of mine was missing and couldn't find a replacement.  I finally found a close relative and filed the rectangular hole to fit. 

- bob

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Finally learned how to transfer photos.

Here is what I did to simplify any work in the utility bay. You can see the relocated water pump on the left and extra storage area on the top right. I didn't really care what it looked like, just make it easier to get to.

Gary 05 AMB DST

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The DW and I spent 6 years full timing.  We traveled the 48 states from boarder to boarder, sea to sea.  We stayed in over 100 campgrounds.,  

When it came to water hook ups, the first thing I attached to the hose bib/water faucet was two water filters.  One a sediment filter and the other a carbon taste filter.  I used the set up that I purchased at Lowes.  I carried spare filters so when I needed to change the filter I had replacement cartridges.  The next Lowes I passed, I purchased replacements.  IMO that is the only way I had full control of the quality of water entering our coach.  Yes, our 2004 Windsor came with a built in dual cartridge filter. My water filter set up covered 99% of issues that entered our coach.  

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Just an up date for now. Yes there are tons of valves to look at and in looking it really becomes a challenge to try to determine if I will find a valve that will fit in the same place and mount properly, and possibly operate the same as the original. Lots of them have levers the rotate to the rt. not many to the left, also mounting is a challenge.

I know I can make something work and find a valve to get the job done. But I want it to look and operate the same as the original... if possible. I ordered a valve and if it will work I will update  after I get it. Shipping is about another week away. THANK YOU you guys are awesome.

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Mine is a Swan and it is mounted in it's own enclosure which then mounts on the wet bay panel.  When parked without hookups and with the water pump on it would drip out of the hose connector.  So I decided to take out/off and repair.  I bought the check valve that I provided a link to and I also bought a 3 way valve.  The 3 way valve was the right dimension but when I screwed the check valve into the threads it bottomed out.  No way would it seal so I put the new check valve in the old valve and that solved my problem. 

So getting the right valve is tricky, hopefully you will have better luck then me. 

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On 11/4/2022 at 11:13 AM, jacwjames said:

Mine is a Swan and it is mounted in it's own enclosure which then mounts on the wet bay panel.  When parked without hookups and with the water pump on it would drip out of the hose connector.  So I decided to take out/off and repair.  I bought the check valve that I provided a link to and I also bought a 3 way valve.  The 3 way valve was the right dimension but when I screwed the check valve into the threads it bottomed out.  No way would it seal so I put the new check valve in the old valve and that solved my problem. 

So getting the right valve is tricky, hopefully you will have better luck then me. 

Which model Swan Valve did you get?

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