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Old 02-21-2014, 06:05 PM   #1
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Question Black Tank Sensor Bad?

Is my Black Tank Sensor bad? It always shows 3/4 even when empty!
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:15 PM   #2
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Mine never works, I just look in it when I flush lol.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:37 PM   #3
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The issue is toilet paper gets hung up on the sensors, and gives a false reading. The paper is wet, which completes the electrical circuit. There are replacement sensors that are less prone to this issue. Most people just look down the hole when flushing.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:56 PM   #4
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I would check the probe connections first...look for the rats nest of colored wires on your tank and make sure all the crimp and spade connections are secure. Next I would fill the black tank and let soak at least several hours to thoroughly soften any dried paper....drain the tank and use a spray wand to bombard your probes.

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Rinse and repeat as needed
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:25 PM   #6
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Most likely clogged w/ paper. We hardly look at the levels cause the black is not worth the worry.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:14 PM   #7
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Most likely clogged w/ paper. We hardly look at the levels cause the black is not worth the worry.
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I have had to fill, soak drain and flush at least two cycles to get everything to work. Sometimes a different brand of black tank additive can make a difference. I prefer the ones that use an enzyme over the ones that merely mask the smell.
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Is my Black Tank Sensor bad? It always shows 3/4 even when empty!
Sounds about right
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:45 PM   #10
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They never work right after the first week of use... just use the look down the hole when flushing method (if you can)
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