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Dirtyhippy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:44 pm    Post subject: Fresh water level sensor Reply with quote

Got a new gremlin. When I turn on the faucet , the fridge indicator light turns on!!!! No water level..... Wifey swears it all
Worked last year.... Now I dunno. Help? Pics? d'oh!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:15 pm    Post subject: Fresh water sensor Reply with quote

Got a few wires unplugged from the water freshwater tank and such. Help?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the second photo, there's a black wire undone from the male bit sticking out of the tank. Start by reconnecting that.


Good luck!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

then start by ripping out all that mess empty and remove that germ riddend tank use that space for poland spring 3 gallon jugs 2 fit in that space then pump that clean h2o to your sink that's my system
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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then start by ripping out all that mess empty and remove that germ riddend tank use that space for poland spring 3 gallon jugs 2 fit in that space then pump that clean h2o to your sink that's my system


Seems a bit extreme.

Like Baxta said, clean up those corroded connectors and reconnect the black wire. That might at least get your water level indicator lights working again.

Look under your sink for more wire weirdness that could be causing the lights to come on with your faucet. Trace the wires from the faucet to wherever they go.

I'm pretty sure that the large green wire is for your shore power (AC) connection. May as well fix that too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when I opened my for the first time there was and inch of "pink" water and a rusty knife Shocked

so out the tank came and now poland water always
and with a little mod to the cabinet wire side
I can fit my coleman camp stove
you can slide it down in that space


while I'm at it you should remove your LP tank and stove

cook outside and sleep well at nite knowing there's not a lp bomd under your head Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The heavy gauge green wire needs to be connected to the chassis asap. Look in the area under the romex you can see where it attaches.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the joker wrote:
when I opened my for the first time there was and inch of "pink" water and a rusty knife Shocked

so out the tank came and now poland water always
and with a little mod to the cabinet wire side
I can fit my coleman camp stove
you can slide it down in that space


while I'm at it you should remove your LP tank and stove

cook outside and sleep well at nite knowing there's not a lp bomd under your head Cool


That's odd, my tank is perfectly clean and has provided trouble/sickness free water for years and years. Maybe VW forgot to install the rusty knife before it left the factory.

I guess I could remove the "propane bomb" but that doesn't make much sense considering that I have a much bigger one attached to the grill that sits on my back porch.

Folks that buy a Westy but then don't take advantage of the stuff that makes it a Westy really puzzle me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the joker wrote:

while I'm at it you should remove your LP tank and stove

cook outside and sleep well at nite knowing there's not a lp bomd under your head Cool


Maybe remove that 16 gallon 'bomb' under your bus as well.... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the joker wrote:
remove that germ riddend tank


...or go to Camping World (or equivalent), pick up some rv water tank sanitizer, use as directed, and drink up.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't get me wrong
how I enjoy sleeping in the westy in a downpour
when you know tent campers are having a wet nite Shocked

and how the smell, and grease from all the meals cooked on that stove , settling into the int ,and flocking

jetboil for the AM wake up call Confused and a quick hot drink anytime Cool
Lobsters and the likes on the camp stove outside

I just enjoy the safer side of the design
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the joker wrote:
Don't get me wrong
how I enjoy sleeping in the westy in a downpour
when you know tent campers are having a wet nite Shocked

and how the smell, and grease from all the meals cooked on that stove , settling into the int ,and flocking

jetboil for the AM wake up call Confused and a quick hot drink anytime Cool
Lobsters and the likes on the camp stove outside

I just enjoy the safer side of the design


Sounds like you don't really want a westy and you really want a weekender/multivan.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:24 pm    Post subject: water tank Reply with quote

I always use my water tank and have done so for 15 years. Same with my stove, cook on it, then CLEAN IT! No smells.
Big gas tank bomb under the passenger seat doesn't concern either.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:52 pm    Post subject: Re: water tank Reply with quote

As already suggested, definitely clean those connectors and ensure those grommets aren't leaking before buttoning everything back up.

Here's a clear photo showing the connections:

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The yellow and black go to the facet switch to turn on the pump. The other wires are for the
LED panel showing water level.


SCM wrote:
Folks that buy a Westy but then don't take advantage of the
stuff that makes it a Westy really puzzle me.


DLJ wrote:
I always use my water tank and have done so for 15 years. Same with my stove, cook on it, then CLEAN IT! No smells.


Ditto to ^^both (for all the cooking mine has done, it has not a trace of food odors, and the water tank is sanitized regularly, although it's not used for drinking water).

But that discussion is for other topics:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=273628
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=418763
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=397378
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=512147
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figured out the green wire....but I got the shore power before. Guess it's just a heavy duty ground. And tinkered with the black wire down below that needs a new spade terminal but I'm not getting any read out yet. Trouble light shows power to the Display terminal , but no lights. And without a known working set of level sensors I cannot test the true functionality of the display. Any other tests anyone know of? Or anyone in the Portland area wanna let me swap for a test?
I've owned several rivieras in the past
And have never had any problems or worries about the propane tanks in the past. Besides, those are so thick, any surface rust is laughable. More concerned with the filler for the gas tank than anything else in my experience. Freshwater tank has been well taken care of, and minus a little corrosion on the outside of the sensors, it's alright( except that factory rusted knife has eluded me).

I will be removing the fridge this autumn to give it a tune up and do a thorough van clean up. At that point I will check the harness behind it for weirdness. At the same time, my battery level sensor seems to work well.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...next thing you know, joker would want me to remove the gas heater...😂
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you really are asking for it
ever hear of goose down and female male body heat Cool

me and my wife have slept in the westy in SUB zero temps never with a heater Rolling Eyes

that would have been the first thing I would have removed Shocked
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