Toilet Warning Light

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  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Can anyone help please? When we picked up the van this light wasn't on. Yesterday I gave the cassette and good wash, put it back and now this light is on all the time. I checked the cassette is inserted correctly and it clicks into place as expected.

    Do you think I damaged something with my over zealous cleaning?
     

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  2. Kim H

    Kim H Funster Life Member

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    Same thing happened when we first got our Hymer. We'd already booked it in at Hambiltons for various bits and pieces to be fitted including a Sog. When they looked, the float was damaged, possibly caused by over zealous shaking during cleaning!
     
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    Hopefully you will only have knocked the float out of place rather than damaging it. I would remove the cover and seal (the manual will tell you how on your particular model), open the flap and have a look/feel inside to see if the float is stuck where it shouldn't be.
     
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  4. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    So it there some kind of sensor on the float that something in the cassette cupboard has to ....erm...sense for the light to go out?
     
  5. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Ewwww:Eeek: OK that is definitely a job for Colin!
     
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    GJH Funster Life Member

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    As far as I am aware the float rises as the level of contents increases - much like the float in a cistern does. Once it reaches a certain level the circuit is made and the light comes on. If it is stuck too high (or damaged) the circuit is permanently made.

    Why? You've just given it a good clean out :Smile: Get yer Marigolds on and yer screwdriver out :Laughing:
     
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    Think the float has a small magnet in it that activates a reed switch when your cludgie’s brimming :BigGrin:
     
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    Very probably. I always cringe when I see people indulging in over-enthusiastic swilling. :Rofl1:

    The magnet that acts as a proximity sensor may have become dislodged. The switch itself is outside the tank; the magnet is on the float inside.

    Useful article from the Caravan Club magazine. It may not be your exact model, but the principle will be similar.
    http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/media/5281308/technical.pdf
     
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    But dont eat a sandwich at the same time.........:thumb::Wink:
     
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    Ours light sometimes stays on but if we flip the flap once it goes out------do not ask about the logic it just does
     
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    the float and magnet obviously is sticking up. moving the flap dislodges it

    basically as the name suggests the float arm is attached to a fart that floats on to of the liquid content. as this float travels up the tank, a magnet on it triggers a switch on the cassette housing turning on the light. nothing complicated, but access to the inside of the cassette is awkward especially for big hands

    remove the surround and seal via the screws and it gives more room to reach inside. the float just clips in place, so vigorous shaking with water or solids swilling around inside can easily knock it out of place.
     
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    forgot to say its a job best suited to a woman's delicate and smaller hands:Rofl1:
     
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    Thats the problem then, too much flatulence!! :BigGrin:
     
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    I would expect my light to always be on then :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Ours used to come on when 3/4 full but over did the swilling and does not come now !!!!
     
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    Sorry but anything to do with drains and effluent is definitely a "blue" job and not a "pink" job.
     
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    Go and buy some ruber glove you will need them
     
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    Well, at the end of the day, it's only chewed bread........:thumb:
     
  19. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Oh I so agree!
     
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    Oh god, I have just spilt my wine laughing at that:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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