help can't pull toilet cassett out

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  1. 1948

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    Light came on toilet cassett so went to open outside toilet door and tried to pull cassett out to empty but cassett just would not slide out. Thought cassett might be too full so mopped out (5 to 10 litre) fluid from hole through toilet seat (not a present job) but cassett till would not slide. Anyone can help please I am new to this I have only empty the cassett once before and it slided out no problem Thanks in advance
     
  2. Munchie

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    Is the slide shut properly inside the van?:Smile:
     
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    yes, just checked again cassett would only lift slightly (from outside)
     
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    Just check under the pull handle is there a yellow lever catch that holds the cassette in, there is on mine just a thought:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    As you take hold of the main hand grip, put your fingers under near the bottom and you will find there is a lever you lift to release the cassette. Sorry if this sounds basic but you did say you were new. ::bigsmile:
     
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    Thanks everyone, how stupid of me I did not push the yellow tap to relieve the lock Should have asked before starting mopping up the liquid from the hole !!!!
    There you go for senior moment> thanks all of you

    XXXX as i was emptying the contains I have a leak coming out from the top of cassett via a small rectangular hole approx 3mm x 6mm Is this normal or have I got something missing???
     
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    Not sure about the hole but it should not leak. Sometimes there is a small amount of water under the slide if someone has flushed and left it open long enough to drain the loo. :Eeek:

    Bet you won't forget that lever again in a hurry. :ROFLMAO:

    Sorry couldn't resist. :Doh:
     
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    This is a breather and tends to leak when tank is nearly full, best to empty cassette daily.

    John
     
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    Not really, just take care and mind the light.

    Use bio washing tablets and then you'll cut costs and you can 'dump' in toilets in small villages without upsetting the 'BIOS' in their cess tanks.
     
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    He means to keep an eye on the light and empty as soon as it comes on. Personally I empty every day as I don't fancy getting up in the middle of the night to do it. :Eeek:
     
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    a tip I think I read on here is, if touring and worrying a bit re emptying, fill an empty detergent/cleaner spray bottle with water, and instead of using loads of water to flush just use spray.......:winky:
     
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    Watching for the light to see if the cassette is full can be problematic, failure of the indicator light is a very common problem, instead I recommend using a torch and LOOKING!!!

    Doug...
     
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    Bio washing tabs, instead of the normal elsan fluid? I use the green organic fluid now but do you use washing tabs instead because that would save me a lot if you could?
     
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    For future reference if your cassette is stuck and over full the way to overcome this is by unfolding the spout and hold a bucket underneath and remove the yellow(?) cap.
    Excess content will then drain straight into the bucket and is a much easier and pleasanter (?) job.
     
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    Sorry to admit it but this ' Back To Basics' post really made me smile !
    Thanks for that.
    Denny. :Smile:
     
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    Think you can use various types of bio - we've been using cheapo Sainsburys own bio washing liquid (half cassette capful per use), works very well. Certainly won't be going back to very expensive Thetford/Elsan products :Smile:
     
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    its nice to see a post like this .it reminds us all that we all have been there .
    how about telling us all the daft things we have done when new to motorhomes
    we have drove of with electric still connected to van .dropped the cassette cap down a man hole that was fun with a bit of wire fishing it out of a six foot hole :cry:
     
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