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Old 08-12-2015, 04:20 PM   #1
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Toilet not holding water

Dometic 310, 2nd season for it. Toilet started not holding water in the bottom of the bowl. Takes an hour or 2 for it to seep out. Should I be using Vaseline or some other type of lube on the rubber gasket in the bottom of the bowl?

PS - as typing this, just happened to think maybe it's something like a piece of TP wedged in the groove of the gasket, will check that, but open for any other ideas. Thanks !
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Old 08-12-2015, 04:22 PM   #2
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Yes clean around the gasket sealing area for debris.

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Old 08-12-2015, 04:24 PM   #3
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I put rubber gloves on and use vegetable oil on the rubber seal
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Old 08-12-2015, 04:37 PM   #4
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Try putting near boiling water in the bowl and let cool. Might seal the gasket.
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Old 08-12-2015, 04:59 PM   #5
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Try putting near boiling water in the bowl and let cool. Might seal the gasket.
Would not do that as the flapper is plastic and it might warp or crack the bowl.
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:40 PM   #6
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:00 AM   #7
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It's a lime buildup on the rubber seal and the surface it seals with, the dome shaped flapper that moves with the foot pedal. Take a kitchen scouring pad (don't use anything metal like an SOS pad) or scour side of a sponge and very lightly rub both surfaces. You can use a little vinegar or Lime-A-Way, or CLR. For me just a very light rub with the scour side of the kitchen sponge is all it takes.

From what I could feel on mine the first time I cleaned it, the buildup was more so on the bottom side of the rubber gasket than the plastic flapper that moves.
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:49 AM   #8
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that 310 bowl seal just pops out. careful you dont lose it down the toilet. it would prolly clog and it costs about way too much to replace. list price was about 45 bucks when they first came out. anyway, you could then clean it and then pop it back in with the valve closed. um...if you really wanted to clean it good
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Would not do that as the flapper is plastic and it might warp or crack the bowl.
Actually, this is a recommended procedure in my 310 manual for when bowl will not hold water. Bowl of 310 is ceramic.
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Since we use olive oil for cooking I use it stay away from petroleum based products they will break the rubber seals down.
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