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Old 04-25-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Black tank dumping mechanism

Am unable to push in the dump handle on the black tank. Short 1/4" and cannot close clips to hold in place. Would appreciate some guidance. Have tried adjusting nut to no avail. This is a 2009 27' International.

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Old 04-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Hmmm.... If you cannot get the clips into position it probably means the valve is not entirely closed. It may be sufficiently closed to keep black tank goo from coming through unabated but still... it's probably not closed.

If you have a black tank flush connection you should connect a water hose and let the tank flush for an extended period of time. By that, I mean let some water flow into the tank with the valve closed, then open the valve and let the water run. Open and close the valve several times and you should be able to dislodge the offending item (probably toilet paper) from the valve.

We recently had a similar problem and with about 15 minutes of filling, dumping, flushing and gently opening/closing the valve we solved the problem.

Good Luck!


P.S. on edit I see this is your first post. Welcome to Air Forums. There are lots of people that will have good ideas for this problem and any other items that come up with your Airstream. Here's hoping you have lots of good times with your rig!

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Old 04-25-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Thank you! we will start that process first thing in the morning. Really appreciate your welcome and quick response. We just a few weeks into streaming.
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