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Post by Apple Mon 22 Aug - 12:53

My waste water tank gauge does not appear to be working correctly, showing 75% full when I know it’s empty. Is there a way to manually check the level in the tank and or replace repair the sensor?
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Post by Tinwheeler Mon 22 Aug - 12:55

Water tank gauges are notoriously inaccurate. You’ll learn how long you can last between filling/emptying tanks and that experience will be more valuable than the gauges.
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Post by Peter Brown Mon 22 Aug - 13:39

Apple wrote:My waste water tank gauge does not appear to be working correctly, showing 75% full when I know it’s empty. Is there a way to manually check the level in the tank and or replace repair the sensor?

Which Electrical system do you have; EC325, EC328 or EC500?
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Post by Apple Mon 22 Aug - 13:45

Peter Brown wrote:
Apple wrote:My waste water tank gauge does not appear to be working correctly, showing 75% full when I know it’s empty. Is there a way to manually check the level in the tank and or replace repair the sensor?

Which Electrical system do you have; EC325, EC328 or EC500?
Hi Peter,

Not a clue, how would I know ?
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Post by Peter Brown Mon 22 Aug - 13:49

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Post by Caraman Tue 23 Aug - 23:25

Apple wrote:My waste water tank gauge does not appear to be working correctly, showing 75% full when I know it’s empty. Is there a way to manually check the level in the tank and or replace repair the sensor?
I'm not aware of any manual way of checking the level in the tank.  My grey water sensors have sometimes given false readings.  I believe this is due to a build up of slimy muck and scale on the inside of the tank and therefore the sensors.  Try giving your tank a thorough cleaning and then apply some silicone sealant to the outside of the tank at each sensor to ensure road spray can't cause a short.
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Post by Peter Brown Wed 24 Aug - 5:29

The waste water level detector for the EC325 and EC328 is a float switch.  If you have an EC500 I agree 100% with caramans response.
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Post by Apple Wed 24 Aug - 5:59

Peter Brown wrote:The waste water level detector for the EC325 and EC328 is a float switch.  If you have an EC500 I agree 100% withcaramansresponse.
Many thanks for the info
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Post by Apple Wed 24 Aug - 6:04

Caraman wrote:
Apple wrote:My waste water tank gauge does not appear to be working correctly, showing 75% full when I know it’s empty. Is there a way to manually check the level in the tank and or replace repair the sensor?
I'm not aware of any manual way of checking the level in the tank.  My grey water sensors have sometimes given false readings.  I believe this is due to a build up of slimy muck and scale on the inside of the tank and therefore the sensors.  Try giving your tank a thorough cleaning and then apply some silicone sealant to the outside of the tank at each sensor to ensure road spray can't cause a short.
Many thanks for the info. I Puricleaned the fresh pipes and drained it out via the waste tank. This seems to have remedied the situation. My ‘new’ van had been lying idle for almost a year before I picked it up so I suspect this may have been a contributory reason for the apparent problem. I’ve got some tank cleaner also which I intend to use after this trip when I get home
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Post by Caraman Wed 24 Aug - 8:38

I think a problem we all have is getting the tank clean and then keeping it clean.  A way of cleaning the tank is half filling it with an appropriate solution and then taking the van for a drive so the solution sloshes around inside the tank.  An alternative is to fill the tank with solution and then leave it for a few days.  All I have done so far is repeatedly pass the same bucket or so of solution through the tank.  This gets quite a bit of muck out but doesn't do a perfect job and is time consuming.
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Post by IanH Wed 24 Aug - 9:28

There are 2 extremely accurate ways to know your waste tank level it has been on here many times in the past

1 If the sink bowl won't drain when it normally does, it's full....empty it.
2 If you open the drain valve and nothing comes out, it's empty, close the valve.

These are infallible unlike all of the sensors all MH manufacturers fit to various tanks. up! hugegrins
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Post by Peter Brown Wed 24 Aug - 9:53

I disconnected the float in my waste water tank after a couple of years to stop it giving false alarms - I know how much goes in so also know when to empty it but normally that's done each day. No washing up water has ever gone in the tank so no solids to create gunge.
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Post by Apple Wed 24 Aug - 10:45

IanH wrote:There are 2 extremely accurate ways to know your waste tank level it has been on here many times in the past

1 If the sink bowl won't drain when it normally does, it's full....empty it.
2 If you open the drain valve and nothing comes out, it's empty, close the valve.

These are infallible unlike all of the sensors all MH manufacturers fit to various tanks. up! hugegrins
Good plan , I’m obviously too keen on getting everything right on my first trip !

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Post by Peter Brown Wed 24 Aug - 10:48

You'll be paddling in the shower before the sink wont drain
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Post by IanH Wed 24 Aug - 11:48

Peter Brown wrote:You'll be paddling in the shower before the sink wont drain
Clue 2 to full then!! up!
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Post by Caraman Wed 24 Aug - 12:13

Peter Brown wrote:....  No washing up water has ever gone in the tank so no solids to create gunge.
I'm sure the main source of gunge is the kitchen sink.  We do all our washing up in the sink.  I've recently fitted a small strainer to the kitchen sink plug hole which stops the big bits.
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Post by Page Turner Fri 26 Aug - 17:06

We’ve recently invested in a Gardena flow monitor that fits on the hose.  As long as we start empty we can accurately measure what goes in.  We have a pretty good idea of how much we use per day so from a good starting point we can keep on top of things.
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