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Old 11-08-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
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Plumbing Experts-Toilet flush pedal leak - Dometic

Calling all AS plumbing experts. OK here is the deal..... I hooked up to shore water and developed a strong leak from the flush valve mechanism on my Dometic toilet in my new to me 2012 16 ft Sport. Did I blow up the inner seals due to high pressures? I took off the round aesthetic cover plate and witnessed the leak dripping/flowing from the +/- 1/2in black cap on the bottom of the valve assembly. I also noticed two black plastic adjustment screws? My owners manual package did not contain Dometic toilet manual. Ideas?????
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I had to replace ours already, easy to do. Dometic is pretty popular so you should be able to find one at any RV store or Camping World has them


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Old 11-10-2014, 12:25 PM   #5
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Easy to replace and can be bought online for $30.
I neglected to winterize mine properly and it froze. I'll do better this year.
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Yes. Freezing is the most common cause. You may need to check your shower head and if you have one, the outdoor shower head. Both are common casualties after a freeze.
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After a busted toilet valve I will always use compressed air to blow water out of the lines and then put pink antifreeze in it.
I will never forget the toilet valve or black tank flush again.
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After a busted toilet valve I will always use compressed air to blow water out of the lines and then put pink antifreeze in it.
I will never forget the toilet valve or black tank flush again.
or the toilet spray head, if you have one....easy to forget!
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I did the whole winterizing thing yesterday. Got the toilet and black tank flush. Everything has pink in it except the black tank flush. Should I put antifreeze in it? Or is blowing it out with air sufficient?
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I blow the black tank flush with air only. I'm not sure of how it's plumbed so don't know if there is any place for water to sit. Blowing it out has worked for our NJ winters.
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It basically goes straight to the poo jets/dung blasters with a back flow valve inline. Last winter I left water in it and it busted. If blowing it out with air is good enough in New Jersey, then it's good enough in Mississippi. Thanks for the extra little bit of peace of mind. I'm confident that everything will be OK.
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Did you repair it yourself ???? How is the access to reach it ???
Just thinking ahead, in case
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The repair was done at Jackson Center, but would be an easy DIY repair. The valve is on the wall under the bathroom sink in my trailer. I did replace the toilet valve myself- ordered it off Amazon.
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