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Strange problem..can't drain water!

Post by paulsutt on Mon May 09, 2016 10:01 pm

hi,

Just started to use our TAlisman...however after testing water system...I've filled tank up and tested shower..taps etc..all work fine...however I've gone to drain the system by turning the valve underneath the rear step and nothing is coming out....just to check I've emptied the sink whilst looking underneath the van just to make sure it isn't leaking out anywhere but it's not?

I can't seem to drain anything, which is really odd

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Strange problem..can't drain water!

Post by Paulmold on Mon May 09, 2016 10:50 pm

Did you fill till it overflows? If not, how much did you put in?. Remember that when you switch pump on 2 gallons gets taken into hot tank. You obviously used some testing the system. So if all depends how much you put in. If you are sure there should be some left then your drain tap must be blocked.

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Re: Strange problem..can't drain water!

Post by roli on Tue May 10, 2016 7:33 am

I would suspect the drain valve is blocked, particularly if its still the original.

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Re: Strange problem..can't drain water!

Post by meanchris on Tue May 10, 2016 12:57 pm

Are you trying to drain the water tank or the waste tank, there'll be a drain valve for both?

I'm thinking that you may have found the waste tank drain, and the reason that not much comes out is that there isn't much in it yet, perhaps?

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Strange problem..can't drain water!

Post by algy on Tue May 10, 2016 5:43 pm

It might be like the Clubman where if you look under the van where the waste tap is there are two clips which hold the drain pipe,if you only have a couple of gallon of waste in the tank it wont be enough to pass over both clips if its the same as the Clubman just take the pipe out of both clips and it will drain the tank completely.
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Re: Strange problem..can't drain water!

Post by paulsutt on Sun May 15, 2016 11:05 pm

Thanks all...haven't had chance to look at it yet but will do over next few days
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Re: Strange problem..can't drain water!

Post by paulsutt on Sun May 15, 2016 11:06 pm

meanchris wrote:Are you trying to drain the water tank or the waste tank, there'll be a drain valve for both?

I'm thinking that you may have found the waste tank drain, and the reason that not much comes out is that there isn't much in it yet, perhaps?
Hi yes sorry...it's the waste tank I'm trying to drain
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Re: Strange problem..can't drain water!

Post by Quilter on Mon May 16, 2016 11:54 am

With all the vans we have had the slightest slope can affect how well the tank drains. It's surprising how much it can hold before any dribbles out when we are parked with only a slight backwards/ forwards/sideways lean.
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Re: Strange problem..can't drain water!

Post by steamsteve on Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:39 pm

We had this problem, the hose conection to the tank is recesed lower and any cediment gathers there, open the tap and blow oup the hose you will probley find this will dislodge the blockage and water will drain.
If its draining and starts to block again try asmall amount of sink unblocker to disolve any remaining grease ect then flush well.

Worked for us.
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