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Old 06-20-2014, 11:37 PM   #1
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Toilet issue

Just finished de-winterizing our new Roo 21ssL and testing systems for upcoming camping trip in 3 weeks. Well among a few problems is this toilet issue...the toilet "ball" or flap that opens when you flush does not seal up against the rubber seal so that you can have a bit of water sitting in the bowl as you should. There is a gap between the flap and the rubber seal so all the water just runs into the black tank. I'm trying to get an appointment time at our dealer(as this is under full warranty) but this is their "busy season" and they may not be able to get to it before our trip...I'm currently arguing with them about this. Anyway, is there an easy fix for this problem that a non-RV tech can handle or is it pretty involved? Thanks
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:59 PM   #2
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Years ago I had this problem with our toilet not holding water.

Easiest way to is to make sure the flap/ball is seating properly with the rubber is to get your hands(fingers) dirty and with the flap/ball open rub yours fingers all around the rubber seal and make sure there is no debris attached to the rubber seal or the the flap/ball. These parts should be smooth with no rough parts or burrs.

If you can, try and see where the water is escaping, feel around that area for nicks or debris.

This would be the simplest and easiest fix, hopefully this is all it is.

On a side note did you use a good RV antifreeze? Rubber doesn't care much for alcohol or methanol and will slowly disintegrate.

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Old 06-21-2014, 04:59 AM   #3
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what Rupkin is about all I know of what can be done. Did you leave some anti freeze in the bowl over the winter? If not it could have dried out only, try spraying some lub on it for rubber. might come back try that 303 stuff. good luck. Also is your pedal coming all the way back up? check that to.
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Toilet issue

This is brand new...never used. It was winterized by forest river or the dealer. I just de -winterized it. I'm sure they used the proper antifreeze so that's not the issue. And it is no a little burr or nick in the rubber gasket. There is an actual GAP between the seal and flap that us about 1/4" wide on one side.
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Propose to the dealer that he order or obtain a new toilet and let you replace it. OR, just call the mfg yourself, explain the situation and ask them for some assistance. It let's the dealer off the hook, but bottom line, you would get to use the camper.
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This is brand new...never used. It was winterized by forest river or the dealer. I just de -winterized it. I'm sure they used the proper antifreeze so that's not the issue. And it is no a little burr or nick in the rubber gasket. There is an actual GAP between the seal and flap that us about 1/4" wide on one side.
What model toilet is it?
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OK, I,m grasping at straws here. Don't want to ruin a camping trip due to a simple issue.

1-check the groves that the flap rides along, possibly there is a small wood chip in there. Like I said, I'm grasping at straws.

2-As gljurczyk mentioned is the pedal coming all the way back?, with your hand pull the pedal up and see if the flap closes properly and holds water. If this does work, it may be a minor inconvience but atleast you can go camping peacefully then youcan get it fixed when you come back.

Question here, when the flap is supposedly closed, does the water stop running or does it continously run in the bowl?

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This is brand new...never used. It was winterized by forest river or the dealer. I just de -winterized it. I'm sure they used the proper antifreeze so that's not the issue. And it is no a little burr or nick in the rubber gasket. There is an actual GAP between the seal and flap that us about 1/4" wide on one side.
Could be the gasket was upset from its seat causing that bulge. May be able to work in in 360 and see if you can get the grove around the bowl edge opeing. Pull to the center and push out again all the way around.
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Toilet issue

Call Diane at Dometic directly, explain the situation, and ask for a new gasket. Or if your dealer can get one, it should only be a very small fee. You can replace it in about 5 minutes.

http://www.dometicsanitation.com/QBa...-Seal_6412.pdf

This link suggest you rub a little petroleum jelly or silicone grease to freshen the seal. I would opt for silicone grease.
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OK, I,m grasping at straws here. Don't want to ruin a camping trip due to a simple issue.

1-check the groves that the flap rides along, possibly there is a small wood chip in there. Like I said, I'm grasping at straws.

2-As gljurczyk mentioned is the pedal coming all the way back?, with your hand pull the pedal up and see if the flap closes properly and holds water. If this does work, it may be a minor inconvience but atleast you can go camping peacefully then youcan get it fixed when you come back.

Question here, when the flap is supposedly closed, does the water stop running or does it continously run in the bowl?

John

Thanks , will try your suggestions. No water runs unless I push the pedal down or partially push the pedal down. Water is functioning as it should. The 1/4" gap between the flapper and rubber gasket just let's the water drain as fast as it enters the bowl. Like I said, the gap is only on one side so maybe there is something in that side track for the flapper. Will try to find out. Dealer called back and said they will fit me in...wow, guess I should knee down and thank them.
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