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Old 09-19-2012, 05:28 AM   #1
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My dump valves are hard to open and close. Has anybody had this problem and how do you fix it. This on a 2011 Seville. BobG

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:28 AM   #2
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Bob, I have read that if your tanks are emptyand you will put a few gallons of water down the toilet or sink/shower drains then add about 2 cups of vegetable oil and then go out and open and close the valves a few times to drain it should solve the problem. I have yet to have to try this but have read several times it works. To me it would be well worth a try instead of having to lower the underbelly covering and install new valves or try and lube the ones you have. I also shoot silicon spray down the cables at the handles from inside the utility area every so often. Hope some of this helps.
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Thanks I will try this I have already tried the silicon on the cables.. Thanks very much for the info. Bob
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Bob, if you try this let me know how it worked. We have a big trip in November and December and I was planning on doing this to all our tanks before we left, then dump them when we got setup. I have had a black tank valve stick shut and it was not fun working on it in an RV site laying on your back.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:36 PM   #5
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I have the same issue on my 09... May try the vegetable oil trick and see what that does for me. Not sure if my problem is valves or cables, but due to the routing of the cables you can't really lube them except for the first couple inches without a lot of work.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:17 PM   #6
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My Black and Grey were stuck open and the dealer that I purchased the unit from told me to bring it back and he would fix the problem at no charge.. Just got it back yesterday, they had to put everything new in. The old ones were froze open and couldnot be repaired.. The tech said they had problems with this.. But I am going to try the oil once a month and see what happens. Thanks hope this will fix our problem Bob G
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Now I am curious can anyone comment further on this Does it work? Thanks
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Al, we have a couple of trips coming up in November and December and I intend to put the oil in the tanks before one of those trips. I will report back of my results.
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Keith Have great trips. I am hoping the oil idea works it would be an easy fix to a common problem.

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I had new valves replace on my unit and will take next trip Sunday to Fla. I am going to try theoil while I am in Fla. will post the results. Bob
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