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Old 06-10-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Water coming out of black check valve

I wanted to use the black tank flush on my Tracer 3150 and found water all over my floor and inside the kitchen cabinet. After cleaning up, took a few panels off and looked for the problem. No specific answers have been learned as of yet, but I see the check valve and it seems to be on. Reading some similar forums dose not help as those were mainly jammed with no water, but in my situation, the kitchen is flooding and the Black Tank is not getting any water. Any ideas on what I can to to fix it? If it is jammed, what am i fixing? I used it last year with no issues. Thanks
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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Here is another picture, the image loaded sideways, but the check valve is at the top, it seems as waster is coming out of the check valve, maybe it's clogged? Not certain how to test for that. But let me know please.
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I think it's a vacuum breaker. You might try banging on it, but other than that, I'd think you would just have to replace it.
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I had a similar issue and the dealer called it an antishiphon device. I took mine off and used a plastic elbow to hold me over until the dealer orderd a new one for me, under warranty. Must be a bad design.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:04 PM   #5
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I had a similar issue and the dealer called it an antishiphon device. I took mine off and used a plastic elbow to hold me over until the dealer orderd a new one for me, under warranty. Must be a bad design.
Yep, you don't want to leave that elbow in there. Siphoning your black tank into the public water system (or even your flushing hose) would not be a good thing!
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Here is another picture, the image loaded sideways, but the check valve is at the top, it seems as waster is coming out of the check valve, maybe it's clogged? Not certain how to test for that. But let me know please.
Did you (Winterize) the black tank rinsing system last fall? Youroo!!
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Here is another picture, the image loaded sideways, but the check valve is at the top, it seems as waster is coming out of the check valve, maybe it's clogged? Not certain how to test for that. But let me know please.
Could be spring failed or jammed keeping valve in on line position. Don't fool with it, take it to Lowes or Depot and replace it. Any anti siphon device will work usually rated to 15 psi max. be sure you know which is inlet hose and tank hose. If the pressure side goes to vac. on a loss of system pressure it cannot back flow or syphon the black tank into the pedestal supply!
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Could be spring failed or jammed keeping valve in on line position. Don't fool with it, take it to Lowes or Depot and replace it. Any anti siphon device will work usually rated to 15 psi max. be sure you know which is inlet hose and tank hose. If the pressure side goes to vac. on a loss of system pressure it cannot back flow or syphon the black tank into the pedestal supply!
Make that 125 psi max rating
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It's easy to remove. I took mine off last year, took it apart and cleaned a considerable amount of saw dust out of it. Been fine ever since. If that doesn't work for ya, get another one from a dealer and replace it.

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Wow, thanks everyone! I got it fixed at the dealer - I was stressed and had to get it done. They mentioned to me it's common if you don't blow out the lines properly, this can happen.

I did my own winterizing, used my compressor and connected to the city water to blow out the lines. Should I also have blown out the black flush line too?

Thanks again everyone!
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