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MichelleG

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Sensors sticking on black and gray water tanks?
« on: April 17, 2017, 01:20:14 AM »
Any advice besides Palmolive and Calgon water softener ?  My sensors aren't working on my Winnie Adventurer.....

denmarc

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Re: Sensors sticking on black and gray water tanks?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 01:55:05 AM »
There has been much discussion on this subject. Assuming the only problem is dirty sensors, maybe this link will help...

http://www.rvforum.net/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70:cleaning-tank-sensors&catid=41&Itemid=132
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SeilerBird

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Re: Sensors sticking on black and gray water tanks?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 03:27:11 AM »
Are you in Florida? If so there is a guy operating a business that will solve your problems. His name is Dan and he runs Healthy Tank Cleaning. He hooks up a clear union to the sewer line and runs a high pressure hose up into your tank and cleans it all out and then the sensors will work. $225

http://www.holdingtankcleaning.com/
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Re: Sensors sticking on black and gray water tanks?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 07:34:37 AM »
Are you in Florida? If so there is a guy operating a business that will solve your problems. His name is Dan and he runs Healthy Tank Cleaning. He hooks up a clear union to the sewer line and runs a high pressure hose up into your tank and cleans it all out and then the sensors will work. $225

http://www.holdingtankcleaning.com/

And they might even continue working for a few weeks, until they get dirty again. The only real solution is to learn to do without them.

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Re: Sensors sticking on black and gray water tanks?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 08:43:04 AM »
And they might even continue working for a few weeks, until they get dirty again. The only real solution is to learn to do without them. Joel

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SeilerBird

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Re: Sensors sticking on black and gray water tanks?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 08:55:51 AM »
And they might even continue working for a few weeks, until they get dirty again. The only real solution is to learn to do without them.
So you tried it and it stopped working a few weeks later?

They will continue to work if you install a tank cleaning unit such as this one and use it regularly.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-40126-Tornado-Rotary-Rinser/dp/B000BUU5TU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492437960&sr=8-1&keywords=tornado+rv
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Re: Sensors sticking on black and gray water tanks?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 09:02:15 AM »
And they might even continue working for a few weeks, until they get dirty again. The only real solution is to learn to do without them.

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MichelleG

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Re: Sensors sticking on black and gray water tanks?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 03:49:37 PM »
So you tried it and it stopped working a few weeks later?

They will continue to work if you install a tank cleaning unit such as this one and use it regularly.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-40126-Tornado-Rotary-Rinser/dp/B000BUU5TU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492437960&sr=8-1&keywords=tornado+rv

I haven't used a cleaner yet, they are not working properly so wanted to get advice before I tried a fix besides the Palmolive recipe which didn't help, full timing since February, newbie

MichelleG

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Re: Sensors sticking on black and gray water tanks?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 03:55:34 PM »
Does anyone have suggestion on what type of dish soap to use to help prevent buildup on sensors in gray water?

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Re: Sensors sticking on black and gray water tanks?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2017, 04:40:03 PM »
Does anyone have suggestion on what type of dish soap to use to help prevent buildup on sensors in gray water?

I've tried all the so called.. Sensor Cleaner methods & compounds.. thru the years. Of them all, a Real Good dose of DAWN dish soap seemed to work best in the grey tanks. (only) (Black tank.. nothing really works, IMO)

A dose of Dawn.. 3-4 gallons of water and a good sloshing as you travel to the next CG.

In the End (?).. [I'm] the best Sensor. I don't even look at'm anymore. Fresh Water level.. Yes.
 
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