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Old 02-09-2009, 06:10 PM   #1
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A friend of mine has a Monaco that has a toilet that will not operate half the time due to the sensors reading the black water tank is full. When this occurs, he is unable to use the toilet and he is unable to access the tank via the commode to rinse it from the top down due the automatic lock out that is on the unit. He has drained the tank so he knows it is empty.
We are currently in Mexico where water pressure is at best questionable, so he is unable to get the needed 15 psi minimum to back flush and clean the sensors.
Is there any way this can be by-passed until we get to a place that has decent water pressure?
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OOPS! Meant to say he has a Country Coach. Not a Monaco. Don't know if it makes any difference
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:19 AM   #3
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There is wiring from the coach marked tank sensor right behind the toilet. If this is disconnected you should be able to flush with a full tank reading.
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:48 AM   #4
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We tried that initally with no luck. For whatever reason, it still wants to lock out any use.
One can only surmise this is a way to avoid having to dump black water. Perhaps a hidden feature within CC?
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Bob, if you will send me the model number I will look at the schematic. We may have to close that circuit instead of leave it open.
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Mike,
Sorry for the delay. Were in Mexico and internet access is not always the best.
It is a Therford, model Aria Delux II, serial # 0611023-38456-9829.
Also on the off chance it is a bad switch or something, do you know of any place in or near Cancun that might carry Therford?
Thanks again for you assistance.
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OK Bob, according to Thetford's website the Aria model is not integrated directly with any tanks sensors like some other brands that I know of. There is a single pair of 12 volt supply conductors that are needed to electrically connect this toilet to the coach. With this 12 volts all other wiring is within the toilet unit itself and are not dependent on a tank sensor. As long as the unit has 12 volts and all components on the toilet itself are good, it will operate.
I would suggest that the customer try operation until it does not and then verify that he does or does not have 12 volts feeding the toilet. Let us know what you find.
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Mike,
Again, I apologize for the delay (Mexico). Tried what you suggested, no change in the operation. When the monitor shows the tank to be full (even when there not) the toilet will not flush. Disconnected, reconnected the power lead behind the toilet, no change. We are hoping to find a park with sufficent water pressure to back flush the tank and hopefully clean the sensors. Were open to any recommendations, and once again, thank you for your assistance.
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Bob, you must have a clog in the toilet or the drain line from it to the tank. It is not due to any sensors; this toilet is not dependent on them, it does not even have any electrical connection to them. The toilet will need to be pulled and check the drain and bottom of toilet for a clog.
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According to your MANUAL you have manual over ride where you can check the mancerator and see if you have something caught in it. You push both buttons down to take a look, if you have be very careful of blades.
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