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Old 03-14-2010, 09:31 AM   #1
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Black Water Indicator Problem

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Any suggestions regarding my black water indicater showing full when not? 1999 Allure.



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You might try adding 1 gal. of liquid soap (non foaming dishwather type) to an empty tak. Then fill 1/4 to 1/2 full with water. Drive to the next days stop and empty.
Sometimes the sensors get gunked up and a cleaning lets them "sense again".

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Black tank and to some extent, the gray tank sensors have always been a problem. We can put a man on the moon, but can't make a decent black tank monitor at a reasonable cost.

The dish washing detergent in a 1/2 tank of liquid and a drive works as good as anything.

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I'm sure you'll get many good responses, but you might want to search this forum (maybe "holding tank sensors", "holding tank indicators", "tank cleaning", etc), as there has been a lot of discussion on this topic and lots of different ideas. Best of luck
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:58 PM   #5
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Hey, what a great bunch of folks, thanks for the advice.

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Old 03-14-2010, 05:38 PM   #6
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Many threads covering this specific subject. Here is a recent one.

We have had success with "jet cleaning" the inside of the tanks.

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