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Old 09-21-2014, 09:33 AM   #1
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Commode runs over after flush

Our class A has a SeaLand Traveler commode. On at least 5 occasions over the past 8 years it has overflowed after flushing- water continues to slowly flow into the commode bowl and it overflows onto the floor.

We are extended travel folks and are typically out for 2 to 5 months at a time. The water flush valve does not leak into the commode except on these rare occasions. We try to watch and confirm that the water has stopped flowing into the commode after each use but sometimes I fail.

Has anyone had a similar problem and if so, how did you repair.
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Our class A has a SeaLand Traveler commode. On at least 5 occasions over the past 8 years it has overflowed after flushing- water continues to slowly flow into the commode bowl and it overflows onto the floor.

We are extended travel folks and are typically out for 2 to 5 months at a time. The water flush valve does not leak into the commode except on these rare occasions. We try to watch and confirm that the water has stopped flowing into the commode after each use but sometimes I fail.

Has anyone had a similar problem and if so, how did you repair.
My Thetford would (will) occasionally do that because I wasn't paying attention to water pressure at the parks I stayed at. If the pressure was just a little too high, the flush valve wouldn't close all the way and trickle so slowly that is was almost (almost) unnoticeable. I know nothing about SeaLand commodes, but submit this in hopes of helping/providing ideas. My problem might be related to the flush valve spring getting tired - putting the regulator on the park hose bib is easier than changing the flush valve spring.
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:10 PM   #3
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Thanks, we use a pressure regulator on the water supply always. Don't think that is the problem.
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Replace the value at the side of the commode, that is what fixed the trickle on ours. Also, make sure the stop on the valve is set so it closes completly


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Our class A has a SeaLand Traveler commode. On at least 5 occasions over the past 8 years it has overflowed after flushing- water continues to slowly flow into the commode bowl and it overflows onto the floor.

We are extended travel folks and are typically out for 2 to 5 months at a time. The water flush valve does not leak into the commode except on these rare occasions. We try to watch and confirm that the water has stopped flowing into the commode after each use but sometimes I fail.

Has anyone had a similar problem and if so, how did you repair.
We had a similar problem but I caught it before the bowl was full. DW likes to use those smelly things and one got caught under the flush valve. Anything interfering with the return of the valve is going to be a problem.
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Are you sure you don't have a slight clog in your pipe going to your tank?
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Yes, I am sure. It does not run over when flushing. It runs over because the valve sticks open after flushing and I don't catch it . The commode is full of clear water when it runs over.

I changed the valve today so hopefully that will solve the problem.

I really believe something is causing the valve to stick in the slightly open position. Like mentioned in a former post above.
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We have tbe Dometic Traveler Lite. We had the same problem 3 times. Does yours have the brass nut at the bottom of the valve? On ours, the nut had loosened so the spring was not fully closing the valve. I tightened it snug and have had no problems since.
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