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Posted: 08/07/22 06:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello
MY toilet will not hold water, First it was a slow leak but now it drains fast. Thanks for any help. Kenny

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Clean the seal and lube it with plumbers silicone grease. (nothing petroleum based!) If that doesn't work a new seal is usually not hard to install depending on what toilet you have.


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I have found that the grove that seats the piece that opens and closes will get filled with TP. I have taken a cloths hanger wire and cleaned out the grove. Along with lubing the seal check out the grove.

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There are two styles of toilet. One has a "Ball" shaped Dump valve and the other a Gate valve.
The Ball Valve types come with a tool to clean the seal.. I've never actually used it but did clean by other means..

The other (Flat gate valve) ( I do not recall a tool. but again cleaning may help.


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As mentioned, we need to know the style of valve.

One other thing not mentioned is to look for mineral deposits on the valve. Both styles rely on a smooth plastic against the rubber seal. If you get mineral built up, that can cause it not to seal.


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If it has the black rubber gasket at the opening just replace it! It takes less than 5 mins. you can get it on Amazon cheap!


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The seal is easy to replace but try plumbers' grease first.


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Hello
I have the ball type can I change the seal from the top ? Thanks Kenny

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I have the Thetford Style II,with the ball type gate. It's been leaking through for the last couple of years, so I finally changed the seal after watching a couple of YouTube videos on how to do it. Very simple. One guy coated it with plumber's grease, so I did that too. It was good for about 2 weeks, then started to leak through again. WTF!! It seems that the real reason is that the ball isn't quite rotating fully closed,so yesterday I sprayed silicone on everything I could see where it pivots and moves and it seems to come to a more solid stop upon release of the pedal now. We'll see how long it lasts. This wastes too much water when dry camping. I'm getting ready to switch to a Dometic!
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You should definitely check the grove! Lol


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