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Old 09-18-2014, 03:06 PM   #1
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Went to dump after a week long trip and GRAY water won't dump!!

I think the valve is working but???? Gray water was fine.
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I Hate to say it but your post contradicts itself.

If your grey water dumped, but your black water didn't , and you're sure the valve worked, then there is the possibility the 3" pipe from the tank to the valve is plugged with solids.
To clear that you need a dump hose adaptor with a garden hose fitting that shoots water back up the pipe through an open valve to erode the clog.
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Didn't get back in time to add this to my original post.
There are many makes and models of this available, any RV supply even Walmart has them.
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wrong info!!

I meant to say "black" water dumped fine.
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OK, a much less odoriferous situation.
Can you look into the pipe with sewer hose off and check the valve operation? Or run a coat hanger up to check ?
If the valve is open, there may be a blockage above the valve, I've heard of the plastic cut outs for the pipe connector being left in the tank after the fitting was glued on. but you would think on a 13 year old RV that would have happened before now.
If it is a blockage the back flush adaptor may still work, but you may end up having to run a plumbing snake up the pipe.
Or get some Draino or Liquid Plumber into the tank if there's any room.
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