Help - Sticking Gate valve
This is a fairly new Thetford black water tank gate valve....I installed it 4 years ago....the old original one was leaking. The new one is now sticking when I try to open it to do a dump. It started with a "slight" stick and now I can barely get it open. I am fearful of pulling the rod and handle out of the gate slide....that's my worse case fear. It is a pain in the asset to replace the valve and very, very involved. I have tried putting 1/2 cup of dish soap in the tank after I empty it to see if that will lubricate the seals.....but that hasn't helped. I'm now thinking something like Auto Transmission Fluid!! Has anyone tried that? All recommendations will be appreciated. I definitely DO NOT want to replace that valve!! Bill
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