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Old 07-09-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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Greetings Excel Owners! I am trying to determine if many owners have had any problems with thetford toilets. The cable that operates the flush valve on mine recently broke. I found that the cable was as thin as pencil lead in a number two pencil. I was curious to know if this problem (breaking cable) is common. Thank you for responding.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:08 PM   #2
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Hasn't happened here, even with my #13s stomping on the flusher thing-a-ma-doodle.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:35 PM   #3
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Greetings Excel Owners! I am trying to determine if many owners have had any problems with thetford toilets. The cable that operates the flush valve on mine recently broke. I found that the cable was as thin as pencil lead in a number two pencil. I was curious to know if this problem (breaking cable) is common. Thank you for responding.
Hi Steve,

Welcome to the forum!!! First thing I hafta ask is there a lot of effort to depress the pedal? Or do you have to snap the pedal to get the blade to close and hold water in the bowl? If so, than you probably have a seal issue. Let's start with that.....let us know and then we can make a recommendation. Cables are small, but I've never broke one in 8 years of owning Thetford toilets and we FT. rockin'
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It appears that the cable problem I had was certainly and isolated issue. It must have been the seal because the pedal was hard to push at times. Since this was my second issue with the toilet, I replaced the toilet with a dometic (less moving parts). Thanks for the input.
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