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Old 07-28-2019, 07:25 PM   #1
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Water Level Sensor Inop - 2006 Maniship 400

Hello,.

The water level sensor on the new to me 2006 Mainship 400 is inop. I knew this going in and on my previous sailboat I installed a Wema system, worked pretty good...

The PO showed me that there isnt enough space to remove and replace the sensor...and I just nodded my head.....any suggestions?

BTW, the indicator on ours has a 1/2 switch which I am guessing a selection between tank 1 and tank 2?

Thanks for your advice...
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:52 AM   #2
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I had the same problem on my 2005 Mainship 400. The only way to access the sender unit is to cut a pie plate into the deck. I opted not to do that.

Check the wire connections first. Mine had a loose corroded wire. Fixed that and it started working again.

You can also purchase the sender units that go on the side of the tank. From what I hear, they work great.
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Our fresh water level sensor was like that.

Too long to make the available bend to remove/replace... so I cut a hole directly above the sender (this was at the bottom of a storage space, essentially hidden), removed/replaced the sender, and then recovered the hole with a circular access port.

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I had the same problem on my 2005 Mainship 400. The only way to access the sender unit is to cut a pie plate into the deck. I opted not to do that.

Check the wire connections first. Mine had a loose corroded wire. Fixed that and it started working again.

You can also purchase the sender units that go on the side of the tank. From what I hear, they work great.
My gauges work "sometimes". Jeffrey, where did you find the corrosion, at the gauges or at the sender in the tank?
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The corrosion was at the sender unit. Really hard to get to. Good luck.
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