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Help, toilet problem.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:41 am
by Julie Grafo | 3.467 Posts

That got your attention.
Ok, were away from home and the round blade of the toilet has come off. When you turn the little green switch/knob thingy there is only a little wedge of plastic visible. We found the blade in the tank (dont ask). Having removed the circular top bit of the toilet to get all the internals out we cant actually see how the blade mounts to the wedge bit, there are no screw holes or mounting points. Was there a little plastic bit or something which has now vanished with the toilet contents. Whilst the toilet is still usable, good job too as were on CLs with no facilities is there anything we can do before we get home? Dont have much data, no WiFi here, from memory dont think the Thetford website was that helpful. Anyone?


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RE: Help, toilet problem.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:15 pm
by Aycee | 36 Posts

Just had a quick look and if I understand this correctly there is a lug that sticks up in the centre of the blade which locates it.
This link shows the blade

https://www.leisureshopdirect.com/water/...00-holding-tank


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RE: Help, toilet problem.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:17 pm
by Aycee | 36 Posts

There is also a video on YouTube showing how to replace the seals and blade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNH9snawYuc


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RE: Help, toilet problem.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:29 pm
by Julie Grafo | 3.467 Posts

Thanks Aycee, looks like I need to order a new blade when I get home then. That little lug must have broken off because theres definitely not one there now. The van is 14 years old so I guess its entitled to have worn out.
Will probably need to get hubby Neil to watch the video as he got slightly confused changing the seal last year. Once hed sorted his left from his right it was all good.


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RE: Help, toilet problem.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:35 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.331 Posts

Before you attempt your repairs get yourself some Killrock descaler. After a soak and scrub as per instruction our loo has come up like new. The Frantone's are also fans and I think it was them who steared me in the direction of the stuff.

Colin


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RE: Help, toilet problem.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:16 pm
by rambling robin (deleted)
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This thread has proved really useful as I need to replace the seal on my C4 cassette - the videos make it all a lot clearer.
I'll probably replace the blade at the same time as it is an 18 year old van.

Looking at how stiff the release mechanism can be for the top access plate I do wonder whether a spot of olive oil on the joint might be a good move.


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RE: Help, toilet problem.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:34 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.331 Posts

Not sure what the video shows, but I seem to recall you can open the access plate a lot easier if you use an old car number plate as leverage instead of the 1/2 slid out blade.

Colin


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RE: Help, toilet problem.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:43 pm
by Steamdrivenandy | 1.011 Posts

Rather than messing about, why not treat your van to a Thetford Fresh Up set https://www.thetford-europe.com/gb/fresh-up-set


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RE: Help, toilet problem.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:19 am
by rambling robin (deleted)
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Quote: eribaMotters wrote in post #7
Not sure what the video shows, but I seem to recall you can open the access plate a lot easier if you use an old car number plate as leverage instead of the 1/2 slid out blade.Colin

That would be the one I took to the tip yesterday morning then?????


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RE: Help, toilet problem.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:23 am
by rambling robin (deleted)
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Quote: Steamdrivenandy wrote in post #8
Rather than messing about, why not treat your van to a Thetford Fresh Up set https://www.thetford-europe.com/gb/fresh-up-set

That is what you do after you've tried to save money by doing the simple repair yourself, broken something and/or given up in disgust...


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RE: Help, toilet problem.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:26 pm
by Julie Grafo | 3.467 Posts

Well Im really pleased with myself. Got a new blade for just over a fiver plus P&P. It arrived today, I watched the video, unscrewed the gubbins, attached the new blade and reassembled. It was nearly perfect, just the knob wouldnt turn, minor detail. Neil had a quick look, reversed something and hey presto Ive fixed it, nearly all by myself 😂


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RE: Help, toilet problem.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:29 pm
by Julie Grafo | 3.467 Posts

The one Aycee put a link to. Some Aussie bloke showing how to take the gubbins (technical term) out. My toilet was a lot cleaner than his though 😲


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