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Old 05-15-2019, 07:38 AM   #1
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Toilet won’t hold water.

About 1/2 the time, the water I add to the toilet bowl after use to insure a good “smell barrier” leaks down. When time for next use, the bowl is dry.

I bought some toilet sel conditioner, but didn’t,t solve it.

This is a 2918 2501TS so the seal should be good. Any ideas?

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Old 05-15-2019, 07:47 AM   #2
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What model toilet do you have?
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:56 AM   #3
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Please realize that Forest River doesn’t make everything in your rig. Just like the other RV brands, a number of components are used in the building of the rig.

In this case, like a Bubbles asked, we need to know what make and model of toilet you have. Probably Thetford or Dometic, but only you can tell us for sure.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:00 AM   #4
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I'm not sure which toilet you have, but if it is like the one in our rig, there is only one way to fix it. We have to let the foot pedal slam shut. Works every time once we figured it out.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:14 AM   #5
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Not an uncommon problem. There are numerous reasons with the most common one being the seal dried out before delivery. It’s irrelevant why because the fix is so easy. Mine was leaking down at delivery and I finally got around to replacing it last month.

Here’s the part you need:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Unscrew the main water line at the back of the toilet. Remove two nuts at the bottom and then take the whole assembly to an area where you have room to work. With the toilet upside down you’ll find two screws which lock the top and bottom parts together. Get a firm hold on the bottom and rotate the top about 10 degrees and the parts will separate. You’ll then see the seal so you can replace it. The instructions in the repair parts bag have pictures of the process.

In the meantime, after you flush the toilet push the operating lever about half way down, or more, and then release it so it will “slam” closed. Then, a gentle push on the lever will let water in without opening the seal.

By the way...be sure to shut off the water pump or outside water source before starting this project. Don’t ask me why I know about that.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:31 AM   #6
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My 2018 rig has the ball seal and for no reason started draining.

I held the foot pedal down cleaned the seal then lubed it with plumbers silicone grease. It’s been more than a year and still good.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:39 AM   #7
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ours started leaking like that and turned out to be this, ... the piece that opens and closes with the action of the foot pedal has an "arm" on each side down inside the chute, you have to open it to see them down the pipe, ... the left side arm had become dislodged out of its socket, causing that side to not have as strong a seal when it was closed , so the water would leak past the seal and empty the bowl, ... can easily happen if using a toilet brush to clean down in that area and not knowing those are there, ... just had to reach down into the chute and put it back into it's socket, ...
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:03 AM   #8
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After I release the flush pedal, I push up on it ever so slightly.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:12 AM   #9
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keep the valve surfaces clean and lubed. It takes only a particle of waste to allow the water to leak out of the bowl. I use silicone spray, but other products will work and probably smell better
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The plumber's silicone grease works wonders. Even if it doesn't leak, it is a good idea to periodically put some on the seal. It will help the seal last a lot longer. BTW, I'd suggest using disposable gloves, while applying it!

Turn off the water. Open the flush valve and then apply the grease to the seal (top and bottom). Done.
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