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Old 12-04-2012, 05:34 AM   #1
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Waste Tank Level Sensors

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The attached photo shows the level sensors on the grey tank of my x17z. (The black tank has the same set-up.) When the fluid in the tank reaches the probe extending into it at a certain level, an electrical signal is sent to the indicator (receiver) you view inside your TT.

Recently I stopped getting a reading on my grey tank, although the lights in the receiver were still working fine - they would flash when pressed. The probe portion of the sensors rarely fail, so I checked the wiring. The problem was a bad ground wire connection which is easily repaired, usually by cleaning or replacing, and with little or no cost involved.

Anyway, while I was under the TT, I took a picture of the sensors since they seem to come up in the forum every so often as an item for discussion.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:20 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing.
I've only seen the one that looks like a circuit board mounted on the outside.
These look just like bolts with grommet type seals.

Thanks for sharing.
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Where was the ground connection that you repaired?
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Where was the ground connection that you repaired?
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Where was the ground connection that you repaired?
It was a broken wire (white) coming off the terminal that connects the group of wires immediately to the rear of the tank. It was broken far enough away from the terminal I was able to crimp both ends into a butt splice. All repairs should be so obvious and easy.
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