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Old 05-25-2024, 09:05 AM   #1
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Mid-Ship Toilet Filter?

I've searched the forum to see if this has been answered previously, but I can't find anything. Last year, the rear bath on my 2021 GT7 stopped flushing - I found that there is an inline filter that caught sediment and plugged the waterflow.

This year, everything seems fine, but the midship porcelain toilet is not filling as it normally does. This one seems a bit more complicated than the rear toilet; anyone have any suggestions or deal with this issue, specifically? Thanks fellas (if anyone is in the area, we are at Sun Outdoors/Pigeon Forge for the weekend).
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Old 05-25-2024, 10:55 AM   #2
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Is it a Tecma? If so, there is supposed to be a similar inlet screen on the electric water inlet valve.
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Old 05-25-2024, 12:54 PM   #3
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Hey NXR! I always appreciate your help. It’s is a Tecma, but of the sealed variety with no visible ways to get to the inlet or water source. Would you happen know which inlet screen may be causing the issue? Are you referring to the one in the water tank bay plumbed into the water pump?

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Old 05-25-2024, 02:03 PM   #4
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I've searched the forum to see if this has been answered previously, but I can't find anything. Last year, the rear bath on my 2021 GT7 stopped flushing - I found that there is an inline filter that caught sediment and plugged the waterflow.

This year, everything seems fine, but the midship porcelain toilet is not filling as it normally does. This one seems a bit more complicated than the rear toilet; anyone have any suggestions or deal with this issue, specifically? Thanks fellas (if anyone is in the area, we are at Sun Outdoors/Pigeon Forge for the weekend).
Water pressure at the park? If I have poor water pressure my toilet (the same as your) barely puts enough water to keep the toilet from draining between uses.
Your mileage will vary lol.


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I got a largish cup I fill from the sink... then pour into the toilet

easier and faster to add water to toilet than to try and balance on one foot and operate the pedal

My water works fine... legs don't
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I got a largish cup I fill from the sink... then pour into the toilet

easier and faster to add water to toilet than to try and balance on one foot and operate the pedal

My water works fine... legs don't
Talking different toilets. We’re talking about a macerator toilet where you just push a button and it auto flushes and refills the bowl. At least I think that was the subject lol

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Water pressure at the park? If I have poor water pressure my toilet (the same as your) barely puts enough water to keep the toilet from draining between uses.
Your mileage will vary lol.


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Hey Jimbo,

I wish that were the case, but all other fixtures and toilets seem to work fine. It also happens with onboard water and the water pump. If itís any coincidence, the rear faucet does not dispense any cold water - only hot. I checked under the sink, and it looks like there may be an inline screen device that I can remove and clear. The toilet is completely sealed, and I donít know where to access the filter/screen for it if one exists.
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All my other sinks

And toilets work fine too!! The pressure for the macerator pump has nothing to do with the other sinks and toilets. But good luck finding your problem / I have never changed or cleaned anything water related goin to the toilet or sinks.


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Old 05-25-2024, 05:06 PM   #9
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On our 34H5 we have a vertical panel at the back of the toilet that I can remove to see a lot of the plumbing and wiring.

There is a screw on each side of the base but removing those only permits ours to slide forward a few inches.

When I remove the vertical panel I can see the white flexible water line and the electric valve with a two-wire plug on it without too much contortionism, if that's a word.

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May not be related to your issue but on my Tecma, if the black tank is full (on the level indicator) the toilet will not fill after a flush. May be a cut-off on the fill solenoid?
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On our Tecma, there are plastic caps on the left and right side that you remove with a flathead screwdriver. That exposes the phillips head screws that let you disconnect the toilet from the floor mounts. You can then pull the toilet forward to access the water source and clean out the debris from its screen.

Tip: Turn off the water supply first and then do a flush to remove pressure in the line. There’ll then only be a little bit of water to cleanup.
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I am always thankful, my parents didn’t raise a plumber. Good info. The inventor of the Tecma toilet, never imagined hard water, clogging a screen. I use an in-line disposable filter to fill the tank, and on city water connection. My tecma thinks the black tank is always full, I must override the system to get it to flush. Hopefully the sewer pipes don’t get clogged due to low water flow and pressure.
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Good info. The inventor of the Tecma toilet, never imagined hard water, clogging a screen. I use an in-line disposable filter to fill the tank, and on city water connection.
If it's truly hard water a filter will not help. The minerals are dissolved in the water so there's nothing for the filter to filter. Changing the water hardness requires a water softener system.

The Tecma has been around for well over a decade and its primary usage seems to be on boats.

I also use an inline filter because the water going into our fresh tank is direct from the hose and does not pass through the built-in wter filter. That keeps sand and dirt from campground water systems out of the tank.

But most if not all inline water filters also remove chlorine so I add a small amount of bleach into the hose before I add water. I let the water pressure push the bleach into the tank.

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My tecma thinks the black tank is always full, I must override the system to get it to flush.
Have you looked at the sensors to assure one didn't fall off the side of the black tank? See the pic. I can see my sensors above the water connection fittings in the wet bay.

You also can disable the "flush lockout" by following the procedure in the other pic. Do the same thing to re-enable the lockout. But that could get "messy" if you're not careful...

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Hopefully the sewer pipes don’t get clogged due to low water flow and pressure.
The pressure created by the Tecma pump during a flush will keep things clean.

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Are you sure about that?

Several of us were in line at a KOA waiting to check in and the fellow at the head of the line pulls out a wad of bills that was literally large enough to choke a horse. He paid, turned around, and saw everyone staring at him.

He shrugged and said "I'm a plumber. Have you ever met a poor plumber?"

Everyone laughed and we all agreed, nope, we never had.

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Old 06-10-2024, 08:05 AM   #14
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Thanks for the info. Mine was wrecked before I bought it. Those wires and sensors were damaged. My son and I connected new sensors. I will cut those sensor wires, and find out if it flushes normally. We watch the tank levels, not much worse than an overflowing black tank.
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