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Old 09-07-2003, 08:04 PM   #1
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Can my toilet be repaired?

It's a Thetford Aqua Magic SL. The freshwater inlet valve is leaking, but the rest of the toilet seems fine.

Given that I can figure out where the Elusive Rear Nut lives, are parts available to fix the valve?

..... or is it New Toilet Time?



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Old 09-07-2003, 09:19 PM   #2
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Here's a note from their WEBSITE :

Call Thetford's Customer Relations Department at 1-800-521-3032 to find out where the nearest of the 400 Thetford Certified Service Centers (shops which stock parts) are located.

Good luck.


P.S.: They also have step by step INSTRUCTIONS for removing the toilet.

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Old 09-08-2003, 06:24 AM   #3
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yep, you can replace the ball valve. They sell the ball valve replacement kit at CW...and probably alot of other places, too. the hardest part for me was removing/re-installing the toilet. Once the toilet was removed, it was easy to replace the valve.
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Old 09-08-2003, 06:51 AM   #4
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had to remove mine this weekend . dont know if you have the
el cheapo shut off valve well i do and it come apart. the line nut is in the rear i tok mine off as it was only hand tight.
had to remove to find the rubber gasket that goes inside the nut . was a breeze to get it of. but to put it back was a pain.
i used a 1/4 inch rachet and long extension with 1/2 inch deep well socket put a universal on the end as it isnt a straight shot at the nut. or a flexible extension was what i used to get the nut back on. and tighten with the universal joint. need to tape all this together. i used black electrical tape. for the front nut i used a rachet wrench . lol
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Old 09-08-2003, 09:17 PM   #5
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Well, so far the answer... my own question is, "yes."

Here's what I found out:

After doing the Special Secret Nut Calesthentics and ripping the poor toilet out by the roots, I started looking around inside. What I noticed was that several of the hoses were very, very old and nasty looking. Plus, they looked like they had stretched on the ends and were loose. I replaced all the hoses with new vinyl and double-clamped the pressure connections at the valve and the other end of that hose.

So far (knock on wood) no leaks!

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