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Old 09-16-2015, 12:27 PM   #1
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Toilet Closure Sticks "Open" Occasionally

Hi folks,
Yesterday I posted for the first time and received two responses that solved my problem ... thank you.

Today, a new question; the toilet part that retracts to let the waste fall into the tank sticks open every now-and-again. This requires shutting off the water and going two out of three falls with the foot pedal to get the base to snap back into closed position. Any suggestions on how to prevent this from occurring?

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Old 09-16-2015, 01:02 PM   #2
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I would buy some 'valve lube' ... without water turned on... pour into the toilet and operate it a couple dozen times.. to fully lube the sliding parts...

Otherwise you may need to 'remove' the toilet and replace the 'valve'...

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Old 09-16-2015, 01:23 PM   #3
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Cooking oil works fairly well too. And you can spray the bowl with Pam or some other cooking spray which also protects the bowl from brown streaks.

TMI, right?

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Old 09-16-2015, 08:28 PM   #4
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If the lube doesn't work, try slightly loosening the mounting bolts. If they are too tight, sometimes they can warp the plastic body of the toilet enough to affect the sliding blade.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:02 PM   #5
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Good suggestions above.

I thought that was a feature? When we've just been out for a weekend, the black tank doesn't even get half full - but to dump the tank, I want it 100% full so I know it's all getting flushed out. So I slowly step down on the pedal until it "locks" in the open position and water fills the black tank. When I'm ready to close it, I step down on the pedal again and (as we say in New England) "wicked fast" slip my foot off the pedal and the mechanism closes (shutting the water off).

Is it not supposed to do that?
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:15 PM   #6
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I would recommend going to Ace Hardware and picking up some plumbing lubricant (grease) you can grease the rubber seal and the valve should :coolfunction properly
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:14 AM   #7
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I use plumber's grease. It works very well and lasts a long time.

What you hafta do is apply liberal gobs of grease the to the underside of the seal. You do this with the valve all the way open and the water turned off. Using rubber gloves is no foregone conclusion. LOL


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