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Old 11-05-2009, 12:52 PM   #1
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Thetford Aqua Magic Aurora toilet

I have a Thetford Aqua Magic Aurora toilet that I installed about 9 years ago. I just noticed that the water will not stay in the bowl between flushes. It will all leak out around the seal in just a few minutes. This has just started. I have looked at the seal the best I can but cannot see anything that would stop it from closing completely and the rubber seal seams fine. Any suggestions on what to look for.

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Old 11-05-2009, 01:11 PM   #2
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The sliding action makes small scratches in both
the seal and the moving part. It sounds like you
will need a new seal and will need to polish smooth
the moving part. If the moving part does not cost
much...you may want to buy a new one. Either way,
you will need to get up close to the business end.
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I was afraid it was something like that. That means I would need to take the toilet out in order to get to it. I can remember when I put it in it was a real battle. I wonder if I put some of that clear gel stuff that they use on swimming pool gasets if that would help.
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Try it....mild soapy water and a soft cloth
everywhere you can reach would also be worth
a try...it could be just a small bit of debris
stuck on the mating surface of the gasket(bottom side).
Yes...always try easy first :-)
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An RV dealer near to us sells a "potion" that is supposed to restore the seal. You pour in ¼ of the bottle (a bottle looks like it holds about a pint and a half) and let it sit for 8 hours (or more) without flushing.

The claim is that this will soften and rejuvenate the seal.

However, nothing will replace pieces of the seal if it is damaged, so it might be worth getting one of those fine latex gloves on and see if you can feel if the edge of the seal is smooth or not.

I have not used this product, by the way, so I can't make and assertions of my own as to what it may or may not do...
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