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Posted: 04/19/21 07:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

trailer only 2 years old- Toilet bowl not holding water- So my guess is - it could be the seal. When i depress pedal- it opens but need water to stay in bowl. My neighbor says it has to be something stuck in there- ( i don't see anything). Any suggestions? if it is the seal- how do you change it?

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Clean the seal and then lube with Plumbers Silicone or olive oil. DO NOT use anything petroleum based. Replacement varies by type of toilet.


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Mine did that a few weeks ago and I also couldn't see anything in there. I put on a latex glove and with the pump turned off I held the valve open with one hand. Then I reached down and ran my gloved finger around under the seal and around the blade. I never felt anything foreign, but it now holds water again so I'm happy.


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I never let the bowl go dry...... with water always in it my seals never get dry, which maintains their ability to seal.


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Posted: 04/19/21 07:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thetford toilets have a double seal gasket where the blade slides in.
Thetford made/makes a tool to clean it.
I made one out of a metal coat hanger. I bent one end with about a one inch point. The length is about 6-8 inches. Insert short into groove to remove any debris.


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I replaced the seal in mine yesterday. Took 5 minutes. Very easy job.


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Check out “RV toilet seal replacement” on YouTube... dozens of videos!

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Ed_Gee wrote:

I never let the bowl go dry...... with water always in it my seals never get dry, which maintains their ability to seal.


Agree. Especially when winterizing. I always put pink in the bowl to keep the seals wet, and lubed


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Terryallan wrote:

Ed_Gee wrote:

I never let the bowl go dry...... with water always in it my seals never get dry, which maintains their ability to seal.


Agree. Especially when winterizing. I always put pink in the bowl to keep the seals wet, and lubed
Strange that this works for seals but not for dolphins... [emoticon]


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