thetfod toilet probs

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  1. semi hemi

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    hi all i've got a poblem with the toilet in my motohome,its all ok apart fom the flush,when you press the flush button nothing happens,the lights dim so i think the electric motor has seized,now the problem is that i cant see how to get to the motor,is there any easy way to get it out?is it a common fault with them?i have tried to get to it through the cassette side but cant even see it and the toilet side is sealed..any one know?
    thanks in advance.
     
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    depends on which toilet it is as some are fed from the main water tank others have a separate flush tank.
     
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    It depends on your model.......ours is the C250 and draws the flush from the main tank.

    To access the pump you have to remove the complete seat and you can see it built into the back of the pan.
     
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    im not sure what model it is,the van is 1984 so if its the original toilet then its an early one,there is a pull out resevoir thing that you can put liquids in would that be the flush supply?
    im not much help am i:RollEyes:
     
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    It is a different model to ours, the C250 has only been around for 3 or 4 years. Another moel has a toilet roll holder recessed into the unit which has to be removed to get the pump.
    The swing out filler is for topping-up water and fluid into the dedicated toilet resevoir.
     
  6. semi hemi

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    yep thats the one,i've just been out and pulled the toilet roll holder out and there it is!!! easy when you know how..Thank you very much i can start working on it now..
    cheers all
     
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    When you press the flush button, does the motor whizz?

    If yes, but no water flushes, then it needs topping up with water.

    If no, then the pump motor is FUBAR'd

    Given the age, it's probably a C2
     
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    nope no motor noise at all and the lights dim when you press the button so im thinking the motor has seized...just hoping i can get a new motor.
     
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    Thetford Site

    The Thetford site has all the exploded drawing and lots of info.
    http://www.thetford.com/
    Regards Brian.
     
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    great stuff,thanks
     
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    well i managed to get the motor out and it was seized possibly from lack of use,i managed to turn the spindle and free it off and now i have a flushing toilet(dont know for how long though)so thanks for all the replies and i now know where to get a new one if it doesn't last..
    many thanks
     
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    Well done:thumb:.........I suppose you are now flushed with success:winky:
     
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