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Old 08-23-2015, 08:03 PM   #1
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Thetford Toilet Water Leak

I have a 3 year old Thetford Commode model 34434, Style Plus. Water drips from the supply valve whenever the footpedal flush is depressed. Is there anything to tighten/adjust, or should I replace the water valve (with a Thetford 34100)?



The red arrow in the pic shows where the water drips from, only when flushing.


One final thing, if I need to pull the toilet to install the water valve, would it be prudent to replace the Waste Ball Kit on a 3 year old fulltiming commode (with a Thetford 34117)?

Thank you,
George
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If you have it out and apart I would replace anything I could. I have a valve that continually allows water to very slowly enter the bowl and this toilet has not even seen a year of use. This is on my to do list of annoying things.
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:03 PM   #3
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Change out the valve. They usually give you more than just 3 years of service, but things fail. My old one went 14 years before it started leaking. New one now has 7 years on it and doesn't leak.
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Change out the valve. They usually give you more than just 3 years of service, but things fail. My old one went 14 years before it started leaking. New one now has 7 years on it and doesn't leak.
Thanks for the feedback. I have ordered the parts Amazon Prime. That includes free shipping, but unfortunately no free installation.
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We're fulltime too and fitted this toilet two years back. Around a year ago this water valve started leaking. My RV tech announced this was reasonable for fulltime use which fortunatly caused me to carry a spare as it went again a couple of days ago, zero to water everywhere in one press this time, last time gentle drip. It's easy to replace but I can't help feeling it's poorly designed if it wont last more than a year, granted Thetford will argue not designed for fulltime use.
Barring changing to another brand of toilet I don't suppose there is a better valve available?
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I would think that being gentle with it would extend the next valves life. Press on the pedal slowly, release slowly.

That's what I've been doing for 7 years now and mine is still fine. Not much statistical evidence to go on, I know, but better than nothing.
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We're always gentle, my logic being simple, things last longer if not abused. One reason sister's kids are only allowed on board one at a time and chaperoned
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