Dometic toilet

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  1. june123

    june123

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    We've just had a very successful 3 weeks in France in our newly acquired Burstner motorhome.

    The only irritation was finding the opening/closing pull/push plastic lever on the Dometic toilet was very difficult to operate. Almost impossible sometimes to open or close. We tried all sorts of greasing aids but none helped for long. Any ideas out there?
     
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    I had a similar problem with a thetford one. The seal wass distorted and replacing it fixed the problem. Yours may be different though.

     
  3. GJH

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    The only greasing aids you should use are Thetford's own (expensive) or olive oil (cheaper and just as good).

    The seals don't cost much so I would replace it and then wash and oil the original before leaving it somewhere reasonably warm. That treatment sometimes enables the seals to regain their shape and suppleness.
     
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    Try Vasaline, for us it works well,:thumb:
     
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    We have the Dometic and its a bugger:Angry: to open and close the trap. Our previous van had the Thetford which was much easier to operate. :Smile:

    I have had some success with the Dometic using Thetford silicone spray applied to the cassette/runner from within the cassette removal compartment. :Doh:

    Have also enquired about a new cassette and found the cheapest place to be Midland Chandlers at £145. We used to call them Midland Swindlers when we had the boat cos they were always pricey:thumb:
    http://www.midlandchandlers.co.uk/P...ToiletsSpares/ToiletSpares/Dometic/TC044.aspx
     
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