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Splendide WD802 (2000 FT) start-up concerns
We're baaaaaack.... and the questions have begun!  As some of you have read, George shared that we had sold our little 19-ft 2006 Airstream Bambi (aka the "rolling motel room"), that we purchased after we sold our 36-ft 2003 U295 in June, 2014,...

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Re: Splendide WD802 (2000 FT) start-up concerns
Reply #1
Hi Pat,

Welcome back to the Foretravel cult!

I would run an empty load first. Run the shortest cycle and don't dry. Be close by and check frequently. Keep some towels close by just in case. Make sure it drains at the end of the cycle. If all goes...

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Re: Splendide WD802 (2000 FT) start-up concerns
Reply #2
Check the filter screen pre-flight. Don't ask. Did you download the "manual"?

Re: Splendide WD802 (2000 FT) start-up concerns
Reply #3
I would replace both water hoses and pull it out and make sure the drain hose is in good shape. I would run a short cycle with it out before I pushed it back in so I could look at the shut off valves in case the gaskets have dried out.
I am overly...

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Re: Splendide WD802 (2000 FT) start-up concerns
Reply #4
Just an FYI

If anyone is going to go to the trouble to replace the hoses while the unit is out change out the water fill valve also.  Make sure you get a fill valve that has standard threads so you can get off the shelf replacement hoses from your...

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Re: Splendide WD802 (2000 FT) start-up concerns
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Just for giggle's sake, I would pull the unit and replace the hoses and shut-off valves.  I recommend and use stainless steel braided supply lines and quarter turn ball cock valves.   Like others have mentioned, I would run the shortest sequence...

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Re: Splendide WD802 (2000 FT) start-up concerns
Reply #6
If a leak is observed the manibloc is a lot easier to access than the shutoff valves.

Re: Splendide WD802 (2000 FT) start-up concerns
Reply #7
Just an FYI

If anyone is going to go to the trouble to replace the hoses while the unit is out change out the water fill valve also.  Make sure you get a fill valve that has standard...


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Re: Splendide WD802 (2000 FT) start-up concerns
Reply #8
I replaced both hoses with the stainless version did not have to change valve (might should have) but hose screwed on and snugged up with no leaks. Also changed both on-off valves to the 1/4 turn ball valves, the old valves have seats and packing...

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Re: Splendide WD802 (2000 FT) start-up concerns
Reply #9
The "Washer Lady" is reporting back....

Since we were already at FOT and in a bay on Friday... we had (my hero!) Dave Flanagan check out the Splendide for us and give us his "go-for-launch" - and he did!

As you suggested, Ken, I ran a rinse-only...

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Re: Splendide WD802 (2000 FT) start-up concerns
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And.... a bit more follow-up.

I was finally able to test out the dry cycle with a small load of washcloths and hand towels.  It seems that the pump cycles on/off every 10-15 seconds during the dry cycle.  A bit of "Googling" and it appears that...

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