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Old 01-20-2019, 10:21 AM   #1
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Toilet issue

New 8528 Ikws 5th. Toilet won t hold water. Tried several of the suggestions short of replacing gasket. Water slowly drains out of bowl 🤷*♂️
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:26 AM   #2
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Put a rubber glove on (or not) and pinch the gasket between your thumb and forefinger, then wipe it off without taking it off.

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Old 01-20-2019, 11:06 AM   #3
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Take it off and clean it, reinstall with Vaseline or replace it. Not a lot of options. Good luck.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:37 AM   #4
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Need to always keep it moist...even when in storage!

I live in Yuma, AZ where I don't need to winterize the 5'ver, but I do keep RV antifreeze around just to fill the p-traps and to keep in the toilet as the pink stuff evaporates very slowly...unlike water, which will evaporate in a matter of days.

I go out at least once a month to check.
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:49 PM   #5
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Need to always keep it moist...even when in storage!

I live in Yuma, AZ where I don't need to winterize the 5'ver, but I do keep RV antifreeze around just to fill the p-traps and to keep in the toilet as the pink stuff evaporates very slowly...unlike water, which will evaporate in a matter of days.

I go out at least once a month to check.
When I lived in the desert I just emptied the toilet bowl, sprayed the gasket (ball seal) with dry silicone and done with it. No issues.
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:24 PM   #6
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Thanks

Finally just took out gasket and cleaned it thoroughly w vinegar. Ran finger along top of gasket for firm fit . Seems to be working now . 😀
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:08 PM   #7
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Ronrox18 have to do same with our toilet every once in a while, seems to get gunk on seal then needs a good cleaning. Occasionally the plastic ball has gunk and needs cleaned. Just one of those things.
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Old 01-23-2019, 01:14 PM   #8
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I smear on a little vasoline on mine (Toilet Seal) every fall when I winterize. In the spring...the pink stuff is still there.
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