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Water pressure doesn't last very. If I shut off the

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Water pressure doesn't last very long. If I shut off the freshwater pump breaker and turn back on, the pressure comes back on after a minute... for a few minutes. I made sure the tank was full. Vacuume toilet works, but doesn't have much water in the bowl. Just enough for the seal. Whatam I doing wrong. I'm an inexperienced owner of the 1986 Carver 360 Mariner. How do I check out the water heater? There is a sulpher smell in the boat. Someone told me it might be the water heater.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

Does the water pump run continuously when pump is on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. Shuts off. And then doesn't run again until I reset the breaker.
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

So the pump is tripping the breaker?