Question Water pump strainer

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Midlothian, VA
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2017
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Newmar
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Ventana 4037
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40' 10"
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2017 Chevy Colorado
Fulltimer
No
Anyone removed the water pump strainer? I removed mine to back flow wash it as I haven’t touched it in 2-1/2 years. After reinstalling it the pump sounded like it had air in the line and was vibrating excessively. I just removed the strainer. Not sure it’s needed as there are 3 filters in line when filling fresh.

Anyone else running without the strainer/filter at the pump?
 
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Dutch Star
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2020 Rubicon Eco Diesel
When I changed the pump out to the Aqua Jet, I never did install the filter.
 
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Thinking about this, I reinstalled the filter on the pump. There can be debris in the tank from installation (drilling holes) that could mess up the pump if they travelled down the line.
 
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2014 Honda CRV
Strainer on the intake side is a must for these pumps. I have seen one being disabled (not pumping) by strand of hair preventing from the rubber membrane from sealing the chamber.
 
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2017 Chevy Colorado
Fulltimer
No
Okay, I was just thinking whatever solids are somewhere should have passed by now. Guess I'll reinstall the strainer :(
 
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