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Old 10-05-2009, 06:42 AM   #1
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valves wont close

My '76 Sovereigns valves to open/close the black and grey water tanks do not seem to close 100%. When they are pushed all the way in - I still get an amount of waste water backed up behind the cap.
Is there a way to adjust these T-handle valves to make them close all the way?
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:09 AM   #2
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Drain valve lubricant

I had that problem with my black tank valve. Thetford makes a drain valve lubricant that I put in and now it works fine. Empty your tanks. Put the amount on the label of the lube in the tank, add water and let it sit a couple of days.
It should free it up and close.
Good luck and hope that helps,
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:39 AM   #3
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I had that problem. Reach in with a wire with a small right angle at the end and clean out the groove the end of the gate valve slides into.
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