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Old 02-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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SeaLand Toilet Problem

This has probably been discussed before but a search didn't answer my question, so I apologize in advance. This morning when I stepped on the foot pedal to flush our Dometic SeaLand toilet, it flushed fine, but the pedal didn't automatically return. I reached down and manually pulled up the pedal. Now everytime I flush it, the pedal has to be pulled up manually, it will not automatically return. Otherwise it seems to work fine. Any suggestions as to what could be wrong. It doesn't appear to be dirty and the ball seems to be moving freely.

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Not knowing which model you have, I googled and came up with this manual.
It shows that there is a spring in the pedal which may be your problem.


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Old 02-14-2013, 02:27 PM   #3
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Sure sounds like either a broken spring or one that fell off from its normal position.

Now it's nasty time. Remember to replace the foam sealing ring at the bottom floor plate with a new one before remounting it to the floor.

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Old 02-14-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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You won't have to remove the toilet from the floor. Just separate the two halves by loosening the stainless strap. The spring is an easy module to replace and comes with the ball and seal kit. It also is available separately, but I would get the kit as you will need it eventually.

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #5
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Yep, the spring cartridge replacement should be an easy fix ...and nice that with a tiny bit of creativity you can still use the commode while waiting for the part if it has to be ordered. The cartridge was apx $28 for my Sealand Traveler 2100 a couple of years ago.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:17 AM   #6
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Thanks, John Hilley, you were right on! I disassembled the flush mechanism and went to Camping World to get the spring assembly. They were not familiar with the part. And, of course it wasn't in stock, so they would have to order it. The cost for the part would be $45 plus $10 shipping. I went next door to my dealer, Chillhowee RV in Alcoa, TN, where I should have gone first. They are always more personable, and the advice one gets from Denny, the Service Manager, is priceless. They usually are a little more expensive, which is why I went to Camping World first. The parts clerk looked at my old part, went directly to a bin, and came back with the part. Then he called Denny, and he came out to give me instructions and advice. And, to top it off, the part was only $28 and no shipping charges. Anyway, I got the spring assembly installed right the first time, and checked that the bowl held water. Now, I just have to check to make sure there are no leaks when I unwinterize come Spring. Once again, proof that you can depend on your local dealer. I sure appreciate Chillhowee RV. Thanks to everyone for the comments.

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