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Old 07-27-2019, 12:40 PM   #1
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Grey tank jammed shut

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Hey Winnie owners. Iím camping now and Iím a bit of bother. They gray tank valve is jammed closed. Completely unmovable even with a lot of pulling. I cut into the underbelly but the cable runs way in to the unit. So two questions. First - is there a way to fix this myself. Second where the heck is the gate valve- itís nowhere near the handle ! Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:25 PM   #2
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We have a new Minnie plus and on our maiden voyage we went to dump finding all 3 valves were seized. We were told this was a problem with manufacturing, all were replaced and now one gray won’t close completely.
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:32 PM   #3
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Sorry

Valves stuck open (not closing) are typical in new RV / Trailers. Quite often when the line workers cut into the tank, they leave debris that ends up blocking the valve. (Apparently it is cheaper to have warranty work than right-first-time). What confounds me is how the valve would be stuck closed - it's a gate valve so nothing should prevent it opening... but something clearly has....
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