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Old 07-12-2020, 05:54 PM   #1
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My black water valve on my 2014 dutchmen Kodiak bhsl wont’ work. Pulling the cable doesn’t to anything. The bottom of the trailer is closed in. I need help to know what to do. Is there an access panel or something? What replacement valve do i need? How do i get at it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-12-2020, 07:28 PM   #2
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My black water valve on my 2014 dutchmen Kodiak bhsl wont’ work. Pulling the cable doesn’t to anything. The bottom of the trailer is closed in. I need help to know what to do. Is there an access panel or something? What replacement valve do i need? How do i get at it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I changed mine out for the electric type. No more issues.

You may want to spray the cable with WD-40 as far as you can see. Also, the valves tend to crunch up the seals. Remember that camera mentioned in the last thread, works great for things like this.

https://www.amazon.com/Endoscope-Ins...a-756962724414
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:00 PM   #3
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Make an access hole

You pull the handle. The handle moves ok. The valve does not open.

The cable has become detached from the valve.

This is what others have done. It is what I would do if I had that problem.

Estimate where the valve is if it is covered by bottom cover. Cut a three sided hole directly below the valve. Leave the side of the hole toward the front uncut. Use that side as a hinge and open the cover.

Evaluate the break and decide on corrective action. The valve is usually a 2 to 3 inch deep approximately rectangular plastic device. The cable may have unscrewed, broken, the cable attaching fitting may have broken, or other failure.

Go from there. Close the hinged cover. Tap the seam with high quality exterior grade tape.

I wish you good luck and happy trails ahead!
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