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2008 Carriage Lite with electric grey and black valves. When I push the open for 2 seconds the led doesn't light up. I know a bunch of water and waste went thru the hose BUT my control says the tank is FULL. I'm in deep s__t!!! Please help!!!!!


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Posted: 03/03/12 03:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The gauges that indicate whether the tank is full are notoriously inaccurate - a small bit of TP or debris stuck to the sensor will make it register. Common problem - no big deal.


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Just shut off your water supply & fully open the "flush" pedal or handle on your toilet. On a sunny day you should be able to simply look down into the tank & observe the level of the contents. At night, use a flashlight.

But plug your nose just in case.

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ksg5000 makes a good case. The black tank is the worst. Try refilling the Blk tank with just water and dumping again. Usually from one to three flushes will clear the Blk tank sensor. That gets old after awhile. With time, you'll learn how often you need to dump and the Blk sensor won't matter. Just make sure the tank is 3/4 to full before dumping. If you have a Sani-Flush or similiar, use it often. When the water runs clear, you're good.


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2 suggestions. First, get a clear elbow for the end of your sewer pipe. That way you can verify that you're flushing clean on the black tank. Second, never be satisfied with just dumping the tank without one or more additional fill/flush. Just dumping without checking and extra flushing will eventually leave some TP stuck on the blade valve. That will keep the valve from closing completely in the future so your liquids will drain constantly and your solids will form an ever growing and hardening pyramid.

Also, quit worrying about your sensors. When you flush the toilet and it burps, you're almost full.


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Answer: Very carefully!

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Finally Fulltiming wrote:

Just shut off your water supply & fully open the "flush" pedal or handle on your toilet. On a sunny day you should be able to simply look down into the tank & observe the level of the contents. At night, use a flashlight.
But plug your nose just in case.

If you want to be exact, just carry a yardstick and use it as a dipstick. Just remember to wipe it off well before storing.


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LarryJM wrote:

Shipper wrote:

Finally Fulltiming wrote:

Just shut off your water supply & fully open the "flush" pedal or handle on your toilet. On a sunny day you should be able to simply look down into the tank & observe the level of the contents. At night, use a flashlight.
But plug your nose just in case.

If you want to be exact, just carry a yardstick and use it as a dipstick. Just remember to wipe it off well before storing.


All I can think of is YUCK, that is disgusting IMO.Larry

You could always throw the yardstick away instead of wiping it off and storing it!

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Shipper wrote:

Finally Fulltiming wrote:

Just shut off your water supply & fully open the "flush" pedal or handle on your toilet. On a sunny day you should be able to simply look down into the tank & observe the level of the contents. At night, use a flashlight.
But plug your nose just in case.

If you want to be exact, just carry a yardstick and use it as a dipstick. Just remember to wipe it off well before storing.


All I can think of is YUCK, that is disgusting IMO.

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Posted: 03/04/12 04:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The yardstick also doubles as a way to scrape off part of the poo pyramid underneath. Just wipe it off, and store it in a garbage bag, well marked, and well away from everything else.

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