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Old 07-20-2017, 06:17 AM   #1
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Low flow when toilet is flushed

We have the FR3 30DS. During our last trip, the toilet flushed fine the first few times, but now the flow of water is very low. Dry camping so no city water pressure, just water pump. I put my hand in the access point behind the toilet from inside the bathroom and all seems dry. Any suggestions? I have not tested it it hooked up to city water source yet. Thanks
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:29 AM   #2
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Your flush valve may have a small nodule of calcium or water heater anode rod stuck in the valve outflow. Always isolate the water heater before draining your low point drains during winterization. Drain the WH from outside so the crud at the bottom flushes out and not in.

Any crud left in the pipes (turns and such) will be blown into the faucets and valves when you re-pressurize.

Don't ask how I learned this lesson.
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:35 AM   #3
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There is a screen in the flush valve that gets clogged. Usually from the anode breaking down in the hot water heater. Disconnect the inlet hose and remove the valve. You may or may not need to remove the outlet hose depending on its length. Look in the inlet side and you will most likely see it caked with white crystals.Clean it out with a small pick. AND, it will happen again. AND, I know hot water doesn't feed the valve. BUT, trust me on this.

OOPS, HERK beat me to it.
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