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Old 03-30-2023, 02:02 PM   #1
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Black water tank sensor broken.

I have a 2019 5.0 TA. I am the second owner and noticed that the black water sensor was not working. So while replacing a leaking toilet water fill line I decided to take a look at the sensor with my borescope. As I feared, it was practically ripped off and gone. See picture. Has this happened to anyone else? Also, does anyone have a part number for the replacement? Thank you for any help.

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Old 03-30-2023, 02:43 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what's shown in your picture, Mike, but if your 2019 5.0 has the standard KIB tank monitor system typically installed by ETI .... the black tank sensors are accessed through the removable panel in the propane storage area on the driver's side. That will reveal the exposed front of the black tank in the jack compartment, and the four KIB tank sensors with wires (see attached pic).

If you have the ETI-optional SeeLevel system, I believe the black tank sensor-strip for that will also be on the front of the tank where the KIB sensors are shown in my pic.

You may be dealing with an aftermarket / non-OE tank monitor mod by the previous owner?

Good luck!
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Old 03-30-2023, 05:26 PM   #3
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If it is broken
The SeaLevel system is superior
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Old 03-30-2023, 09:08 PM   #4
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Oh. I didn’t know that anyone had black tank monitors that worked!
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Old 03-30-2023, 11:06 PM   #5
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My SeeLevel system works, but is the only black sensor that ever has. Even then, the tank requires an occasional rinsing.
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Old 03-31-2023, 07:40 AM   #6
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Oh. I didn’t know that anyone had black tank monitors that worked!
Keeping the standard tank monitoring systems working seems to be one of life’s greatest mysteries. Everyone seems to have problems.
I have an unproven theory that most of the black tank problems may be a result of all the chemicals that we flush down the toilet to control odors and liquefy waste. Many are very corrosive and seemingly likely to cause problems with the sensor electronics.
The grey and fresh water tanks also frequently have problems as well, but they are mostly due to the sensors being underneath the trailer and exposed to road debris damage as well as moisture. ETI’s use of non waterproof electrical wiring connections (corrosion) and poorly crimped wire splices also can be a source of problems.
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Old 03-31-2023, 09:09 AM   #7
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If you have a bad sensor, the sensor can be replaced.
A general google search will find replacements.
I like buying from “etrailer”, they have many videos showing how to install the different products they sell. Their install videos are well done and very detailed, it’s worth supporting them by buying from them.

If you decide to up grade to the “seelevel system”, their install video shows it to be a very simple job. If when my monitor system starts to act up, I will up grade.
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Old 03-31-2023, 03:04 PM   #8
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If you have a bad sensor, the sensor can be replaced.
A general google search will find replacements.
I like buying from “etrailer”, they have many videos showing how to install the different products they sell. Their install videos are well done and very detailed, it’s worth supporting them by buying from them.

If you decide to up grade to the “seelevel system”, their install video shows it to be a very simple job. If when my monitor system starts to act up, I will up grade.
Thank you.
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