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Old 07-12-2020, 06:10 PM   #1
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Question Shower doesn't drain

Hi, I am new to RVing and this forum. I have a 2005 Sunseeker 2200, which I just started traveling in and figuring out all the ins and outs.

This morning, my shower did not drain, even after several hours. I did hear gurgling at the end of the shower. The light panel indicates the gray tank is empty. Help! And thank you.
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Old 07-12-2020, 06:33 PM   #2
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Try draining the gray tank and see if it goes down. When the shower does not drain, that's how I know the tank is full.
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Old 07-13-2020, 12:14 PM   #3
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you can't always rely on the tank monitors. If it isn't draining then try draining the grey tank.
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Old 07-13-2020, 12:19 PM   #4
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If you showered the gray tank can not be empty. My guess is your tank is full. As others have mentioned the indicator lights are rarely correct.
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The other possibility is if it has a Hepvo valve. Sometimes people still pour antifreeze down that trap and that can become sticky on the Hepvo valve...so the rubber flap does not open all the way.
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The other possibility is if it has a Hepvo valve. Sometimes people still pour antifreeze down that trap and that can become sticky on the Hepvo valve...so the rubber flap does not open all the way.
So how do you unstick that? Or do you just have to replace it then?
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So how do you unstick that? Or do you just have to replace it then?
First I would verify that the gray tank vent is not clogged (IE no mud wasps or other varmit building a nest).

Second, I would make sure the gray tank (regardless of reading) is not full

Then, if you watch a video on how a Hepvo valve works, and understand it, I would try to force a decent amount of water into it. I have used a water bottle to unclog a toilet (clean water, but no plunger)...fill it with water, then squeeze it quickly into the toilet to force water. A hose would work too....but now you're dealing with an unlimited supply of water and that has its own potential issues.

A plunger would work too...but again, I would be concerned not with the push (but the pull). There are few different ways to skin this cat.
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Wink shower doesn't drain

One cup baking soda into drain and 2-3 cups vinegar. Leave overnight, then use some boiling water from kettle to flush. Our drain plugged and this cleared it up. Now we do this as a preventative measure about every 6 weeks
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Some of the Hepvo valves come apart for cleaning.
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Problem solved!

Thank you all for your suggestions. I tried the baking soda and vinegar first with no success. So, I drained the gray water tank and problem solved. Really appreciate your help!
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Good to hear.

I think sometimes we look for complex solutions to simple problems.
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Pretty sure the first indication of a full gray tank is when the shower starts to back up. It’s usually the lowest point in the system.
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Thank you all for your suggestions. I tried the baking soda and vinegar first with no success. So, I drained the gray water tank and problem solved. Really appreciate your help!
Now you know not to trust the tank idiot lights.
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