Elsan, Full Light...

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Any one got any idea as to why the "Elsan" full light stay`s on, even when empty.. ?

    I have tried changing the Cassette ... (Have two on Rapido.) but even changing it stay`s on.. :(

    Thanks.
     
  2. StitchesnFluff

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    Hate to say this but maybe paper stuck on inside?
     
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  3. old-mo

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    Hi, Thanks,
    That`s what I thought, but putting the second cassette in it was the same...

    And that one has never been used... :(
     
  4. Jaime

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    Must be a problem with the sensor, making the light stay on permanently. Clean or replace the sensor?
     
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    give it a bang Mo.. if that don't work.. a bigger bang :D
     
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    Thanks............. Is that the little electric thingy inside that you can see when you take the cassette out..

    Like a spring thing with a couple of wires going to it..
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    That was the first thing I did... :giggler:
     
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    It works by a magnet on a float I think. So there must be a sensor, or perhaps just another magnet attached to a microswitch inside the cassette compartment. If the latter a few bangs with flat of your hand in there might help free it.
    Edit, just noticed you've already done that!
     
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  9. Jaime

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    Seriously Mo?! You're asking me a techie question?! This is me, Jaime, "away with the fairies" Jaime :blusher: I had reached the absolute outer limits of my intelligence with my suggestion, I have absolutely no idea what it will look like or where it will be located. I just thought "sensor" problem made sense, pardon the pun :smiley:

    :*
     
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  10. Jaime

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    Found this over on Wildcamping:

    "There's a magnetic float swith in the tank, with a reed switch on the external body"

    Someone else goes on to say that there may be an inline fuse holder within the wiring. But that post didn't sound as definitive as the reed switch guy.

    :h:
     
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    as it happans with both cassettees i would think it is the sensor/switch. it can get moved if you are a bit heavy handed puting the cassette in.
    Steve
     
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    Have you been eating anything magnetic recently?
     
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    or tooo much iron in your diet
     
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    If both your cassette's are the same, I would suspect the reed switch sticking. I've only had the fault when the float in the cassette stuck up from vigorous emptying.
     
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    and now we know the reason it's bug***ed!:doh:
     
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    !!! Vigorous emptying? I'm on the verge of switching from an American RV (black waste tank, no cassette) to a European with a cassette. Sounds to me like that cassette weighs quite a bit, I fear to think how I may be even physically able to "vigorously empty" it! I have this vision of holding said cassette (I don't even know what it looks like) and shaking it over the disposal tank or wherever :roflmto:
     
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    Keep your number 1`s & 2`s to a minimum... :winky:

    I have three horses living in mine and it needs emptying every couple of day`s.. :giggler:
     
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    Stick a bit of tape over the light Mo.

    When you get a wet arse its indicating full.
     
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    You will only do that once.
     
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    Your Thetford heard you were "Full Of It" and decided it would be too.....:moon2:
     
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