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Old 11-26-2014, 07:10 AM   #1
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Toilet won't hold water

My daughter just bought a 2-year-old RV. Maiden voyage...
When you step on the flusher, everything works fine, but when you try to hit that 1/2 point to fill a little water in the bowl, water runs right on through. Black gasket looks fine.
Any ideas I can try?


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Old 11-26-2014, 07:14 AM   #2
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Does it have the round ball with a reddish gasket around it?? When mine did that....I turned the water off......took a rag and depressed the valve so I could clean that gasket/seal. Worked just great afterwards.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:20 AM   #3
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The gasket is black. But you've given me something to work with. They are asleep right now, but I'll try that when I can get inside. Thanks for the quick suggestion.
I'll update once I can get inside it. I'm afraid I'd have to tear into the commode. I hope this works!


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Old 11-26-2014, 07:32 AM   #4
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My daughter just bought a 2-year-old RV. Maiden voyage...
When you step on the flusher, everything works fine, but when you try to hit that 1/2 point to fill a little water in the bowl, water runs right on through. Black gasket looks fine.
Any ideas I can try?


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Those gaskets and seals tend to get hard and brittle and then leak. After cleaning it, get some RV toilet seal conditioner (available at marine and RV parts stores and sometimes at Walmart) and dump some in to keep everything lubed up and pliable.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:42 AM   #5
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Excellent point! Thanks!! We are out in the boonies --- is there something I could substitute for the tine being, until I can get to a RV repair store?


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Old 11-26-2014, 07:48 AM   #6
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WD-40, the silicone type if you have it would be better or any silicone type lube.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:53 AM   #7
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Thanks! I've got some of that.
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Excellent point! Thanks!! We are out in the boonies --- is there something I could substitute for the tine being, until I can get to a RV repair store?


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Do not use wd40! It can cause thebgasket to swell. Instead get plumbers grease. My guess you have a sealand traveler toilet? If so new gasket is an easy fix.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:55 AM   #9
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I'll gave to check the brand. Would I have to pull the commode to work on it?


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If the gasket has dried out and shrunk enough to leak then it needs to swell some.

Replacing the gasket is best, but the WD is a temporary fix.
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