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Old 05-10-2017, 06:10 PM   #1
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Toilet is leaking!

De-winterized just now and the toilet is leaking like a sieve, to the left of my finger. Put a new clamp on and still leaking....any ideas?Click image for larger version

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Old 05-10-2017, 06:19 PM   #2
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Take the hose off and check the tube and make sure there is not a crack in the pipe. If no crack I would try moving the clamp,up a little sometime for some reason if the clamp is to low it will leak.
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Old 05-10-2017, 06:36 PM   #3
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these plastic hoses and plastic tubing often split causing the leaking... you will have to pull off the tubing to see and that may not be easy...
try heating the tubing with a hair dryer on low heat, just to warm up the tubing a bit to give it a bit of flexibility... also avoid over-tightening the clamp as that can crack the plastic also... when replacing the fitting maybe just a tad bit of cooking oil on the fitting will make it easier to slide into the tubing
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:33 PM   #4
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Looking at the color change near the clamp, the hose is likely hard and brittle. Even with no split, it could be too hard to keep seal against fitting. Replace hose is my suggestion. Assumes there is not enough slack to trim end to get a new place to clamp and seal.
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Old 05-11-2017, 10:30 PM   #5
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We just had to replace ours, it was cracked where it was molded together about where the water drop is on yours. Amazon has them the cheapest and to swap it out took less then 10 minentes.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:47 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone... turned out to be the valve. I replaced it and it started leaking.

So much for just using the compressed air method for winterizing. I'm sure there was enough moisture left to damage the valve.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:25 PM   #7
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Just had the same problem yesterday. It's the water valve that has cracked in the winter. The part needs to be replaced. It's very hard to detect but the whitish lines you see in the water valve are cracks. I had to buy from my local RV dealer that charged me a arm & a leg. If you can wait and order on line, it's much cheaper. This is a known issue for Dometic toilets. The company even states easy removal of the part for the winter months. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-17-2017, 07:38 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone... turned out to be the valve. I replaced it and it started leaking.

So much for just using the compressed air method for winterizing. I'm sure there was enough moisture left to damage the valve.
X2 compressed air will never protect like glycol and water . the good prestone rv anti freeze has no Ethel alcohol so won't dry out and helps keep seals fresh
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