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Old 07-19-2007, 08:24 PM   #1
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Angry Black water rinse clogged!

We just used our trailer last weekend and I have not had a chance to dump the tanks until tonight. I tried to use the rinse feature put no water will flow through. Usualy you can hear it from 20 feet away. Has anyone had their rinse thing clog up?
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:07 PM   #2
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There's a sticker below my black water rinse inlet states that it should not be used unless the waste gate is open. You might find it will work if you were at a dump station with a stinky slinky in place and the handle pulled.
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:24 AM   #3
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There's a sticker below my black water rinse inlet states that it should not be used unless the waste gate is open. You might find it will work if you were at a dump station with a stinky slinky in place and the handle pulled.
I think the sticker is there only as a warning so that you don't inadvertently overfill your black tank which is possible if the waste gate is closed and you aren't paying attention.

I use my rinse all the time with the gate closed when I'm cleaning my tank. First I dump. Then I run the rinse a minute with the gate still open. Then I close the gate and count slowly to 20 to let the tank fill up partially to help catch and dislodge anything left behind. I repeat this partial-fill and dump procedure two or three times before I close the valve for the last time, partially fill again to leave some liquid to slosh around, and then dump the gray.

To answer Resorts question, mine has never clogged up. And you are correct that it is quite noisy and can be heard from twenty feet away!
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:27 AM   #4
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Ive pulled the inlet nozzle but it looks like the back flow valve or whatever it is is way back at the tank. I have left water pressure on it for a while and still nothing. I looked in the tank through the toilet with an inspection mirror and cant see anything.
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:26 AM   #5
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similar problem

Same thing has happened with my 92 22ft sovereign. There is a 1 way valve that I found on the inside behind the sink and I surmise it is defective. If I ever get around to it I will take out the sink and replace that valve. In the meantime we rinse by adding water to the toilet.
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this morning when I tried to flush my black water tank I could not get fresh water to flow into the tank. I suspect the check valve is the problem as I follow this fresh water flush procedure on a regular basis and until today it has worked fine. Have you been able to solve this problem?
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