Yard Procedures - How to Repair A Sink

In this video, we’re going to review the basic steps necessary to repair a damaged or broken sink in our inventory.



To begin, we’ll first need to locate our pile of broken or non-functioning sinks. These are often set aside by the yard team at the time they’re first being cleaned. Once the broken units have been set aside, we’ll open the top of the sink to inspect the water connections on top of the tank. These connection tubes are what connect the spicket to the freshwater tank and in time can often work their way loose.

Checking Fresh Water to Connectors:

We’ll start by testing the functionality of the tubes by removing them from the top of the tank and inserting them into a small jug filled with water. We’ll then proceed to press down on the foot pedal several times. If water begins to pump out of the spicket, we know that the connection is what caused the issue.

We can fix this by unscrewing the washer and pushing the connection through the tank. Next, we’ll use a fishing wire to grab the tube that is inside the bottom of the tank to pull it out and inspect the connection joints. We can then replace the connection joint. Once replaced, we’ll insert the tube back into the tank and pull it through the rear of the tank and then reattach the washer.

If water is still not being pumped, we’ll need to proceed to the next step.

Inspecting Lower Unit Connections:

If the freshwater connections on the top of the tank are working properly, we’ll then need to inspection the lower unit connections. To do this, we’ll need to turn the sink on its side and remove the bolts from the bottom plate. With the bottom plate removed, we’ll turn our attention to the 3-way connector attached to the plate. We’ll need to check the connections on both sides of the 3-way connector by giving the tubes a small tug to see if they’re loose. If the tubes are loose, we’ll re-insert them back into their fittings then tighten accordingly. If the rubber gasket on top of the pump is loose, we’ll look to tighten or replace the gasket. If that doesn’t fix the issue, we’ll attempt to replace the entire pump. This should rectify any further pump or faucet issues.

Broken Water Tanks

On occasion you may come across a unit with an internal water tank that has cracked. This most often occurs when units are left out in freezing temperatures. As the water expands, it’ll push enough internal force on the plastic to crack it. Unfortunately, our blue breeze tanks do not have a replaceable internal water tank; however, our gray Bravo sinks do have a removable tank. If a tank is cracked, we’ll simply disconnect the tubes and lay the sink on it’s side. We’ll then unscrew the bolts on the bottom plate and push the cracked tank out of the bottom unit. Once the cracked tank it out, we can replace it with a new one, reattach the bottom plate, and reconnect all the tubes.

Final Check

Once we have repaired any and all issues with the sink, we’ll fill it back up with water and test it to make sure all of our efforts have been successful. If all checks out, we can drain the water and place the sink in the clean pile with the rest of the fleet.