Waste (grey)tank indicating full when empty.

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  1. Bobby22

    Bobby22 Funster

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    My waste tank light is flashing full and the tank is empty.....been lying up for 6 weeks. Anyone got a quick fix solution?
     
  2. dippingatoe

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    On mine if the 'gates' are left open for a bit the gauge tends to read true, but that's assuming everything is clear inside.

    For the future borax and biological washing powder is supposed to help This guy has a lot to say about it https://sites.google.com/site/cbruni/
     
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    Buy a few bottles of the cheapest coke/cola empty them into the waste tank and take it for a drive to slosh it about, supposed to clean tank.
    Also check connections on sender unit if you can get at them.
     
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    Looks like you have some "crap" stuck inside tank around sensor. As above post state cheap coke and a good drive will sort it. Good excuse for a run out...........
     
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  5. Bobby22

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    Out today give it a try thanks
     
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    I wouldn't bother.
    You get it working today then it's quit again by Monday.
    Notoriously unreliable.
     
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    Thanks troops problem now solved............I filled the tank to overflowing drove back and forth on the driveway and all is now well........probably dirt between probes.

    Thanks again. (y)(y)(y)
     
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    Next time why not keep the waste tank valve open at all times and stick a small square of insulation tape over the warning light?

    Sorted!


    JJ :cool:
     
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    I would also have to wear ear plugs (audible alarm) and rib protectors (wife's sharp elbows) so thankfully no tape needed just yet. :emo:
     
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    Nothing worse than dirty probes.................................:whistle:
     
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