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Old 05-10-2022, 01:14 PM   #1
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Leaking toilet flapper

Finally got to dewinterize and all is well except the antifreeze in the toilet was dry and now it won't hold water. Is there a way to restore that? Thanks!
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Old 05-10-2022, 01:19 PM   #2
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They make a product for that:
https://www.amazon.com/Thetford-Toil...002NSU0ZW?th=1

If it doesn't work, replacing the rubber seal is not that difficult.
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Old 05-10-2022, 02:24 PM   #3
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Just ordered it. Thanks!
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Old 05-10-2022, 06:39 PM   #4
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Pour some vegetable oil in the bowl and work it in with the water turned off.

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They make a product for that:
https://www.amazon.com/Thetford-Toil...002NSU0ZW?th=1

If it doesn't work, replacing the rubber seal is not that difficult.
Appreciate the info.
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Old 05-11-2022, 09:15 PM   #6
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The new toilets are shipped with plumbers silicone grease. It is very slick. We tried the Thetford conditioner, to no avail. I'd replace the seal then grease it up.
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Old 05-15-2022, 07:33 AM   #7
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Where do I get a new seal? The stuff I bought didn't work.
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Old 05-15-2022, 07:52 AM   #8
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Depending on the toilet you have, the usual supply stores can sell you a new seal. Best guess is that the seal is fine. You pull it off the flapper ( being careful not to drop it in the tank ). Once it is off you can see a bit of buildup on the rubber. Once that is removed, re-grease the gasket to flapper joint and the seal area around the flapper to toilet area. That should do the trick.

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Old 05-15-2022, 07:56 AM   #9
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Finally got to dewinterize and all is well except the antifreeze in the toilet was dry and now it won't hold water. Is there a way to restore that? Thanks!
I don't put AF in toilet for that very reason, olive oil, or toilet seal lube only over the Winter.

Others have other opinions but I have found NO RV AF that plays well with the toy seals over time.

Try cleaning the seal with a fairly stiff brush and applying the oil or lube, put enough to cover and let sit overnight.

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Where do I get a new seal? The stuff I bought didn't work.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P2WQMFD
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Old 05-15-2022, 11:15 AM   #11
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Ordered. Thanks so much.
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Old 05-15-2022, 12:17 PM   #12
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Old 05-18-2022, 08:21 AM   #13
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Took 5 min to replace and holds water great. Thanks.
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Pour some vegetable oil in the bowl and work it in with the water turned off.

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What John said! I was just going to tell you the same thing. Lesson learned from him.
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I had his problem on my 2019. It went to the dealer several times because the seal wouldn’t seat. Ultimately they replaced the entire toilet.
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I had his problem on my 2019. It went to the dealer several times because the seal wouldn’t seat. Ultimately they replaced the entire toilet.
I couldn't get the seal on my toilet to set properly even after trying all the recommendations noted here. It was worth the cost of a new toilet to start fresh. Two were shipped from Amazon; both damaged. However, I was able to cannibalize parts to get one fully operational toilet. I sent the damaged one back to Amazon. Installation was very easy. I suspect that the previous owner may have damaged the plastic flapper, which cannot be replaced.
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