Hymer T562 - Water Draining

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  1. JanGar

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    Ive been flushing the fresh water tank. Trying to drain the water is taking ages. I must be doing something wrong!

    There are two knobs under the rear left bed, red and blue as well as a separate one (probably the boiler?). I opened the blue one and it starts to drain very slowly, is there a quicker way to do it. The water tank is under the seat behind the front passenger? Thanks
     
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    We have a drain plug in the bottom of the freshwater tank we have to unscrew the big top on the top of the tank and the drain plug is at the bottom of the tank.
     
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    The knobs you have opened are valves to drain the water pipelines (hot and cold). The tank is drained either by pulling a plug, as Anne said above, or by a remote knob that activates a valve in the tank. I am not familiar with your Hymer model so cannot say which applies or where a remote knob might be.
    The pipeline valves you have opened will cause the tank to empty eventually, but their purpose is to drain the pipes after you have emptied the tank.
     
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    Mine has a valve on top of the fresh water tank which will empty all but 20litres or the entire tank.

    Some, I understand, you have to unscrew the large cap on the tank and pull a plug at the bottom.
     
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    I will have a look, can't seem to see the underside of the tank I think it's all inside under the seat but Ill have another look. Thank you.
     
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    Thank you. The manual seems to show other set ups, that explains the slow draining if it's the pipes.
     
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    Maybe Ill take a photo and put it up se f that helps. I'll have another look tomorrow thank you.
     
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    We can't see the underside of our tank we have to remove the big screw top and take out the drain plug from the inside of the tank.
     
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    You could also just run the taps, the clean water would then drain into your grey tank, open your grey waste and your grey tank has received a flush through too.
     
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    Good thinking Ill do that, thanks
     
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    In some earlier models similar to yours, there is a removable panel in the wall under the table and this conceals the fresh tank dump valve. See if you have anything like this in yours, assuming you have looked into the large cap on the tank already and it's not a simple plug in the bottom.
     
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    OK found it, it is in the tank under the submersible pump, thank you everyone for your help, another thing sorted. For tomorrow, fridge and heating.
     
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