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Old 08-28-2005, 01:02 AM   #1
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We have an "Aurora" model Thetford commode in our fiver. Recently the water has been leaking past the seal after you flush. It doesn't do it all the time. I have used a regular bathroom stool brush to possibly remove any paper or debris from the groove. It doesn't seem to help.
Has anyone experienced this problem, and what did you do to remedy it?
Our home is less than a year old and we live in it full time.
Would appreciate any help.

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Old 08-28-2005, 01:02 AM   #2
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We have an "Aurora" model Thetford commode in our fiver. Recently the water has been leaking past the seal after you flush. It doesn't do it all the time. I have used a regular bathroom stool brush to possibly remove any paper or debris from the groove. It doesn't seem to help.
Has anyone experienced this problem, and what did you do to remedy it?
Our home is less than a year old and we live in it full time.
Would appreciate any help.

Thanks,

Paul
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Old 08-28-2005, 04:02 AM   #3
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I will watch this thread,,my thetford is also leaking at the seal..tom
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Old 08-28-2005, 04:24 AM   #4
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Here's a link to a thread discussing a leak I had in mine last year and how it was finally resolved. I hate plumbing work!
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Old 09-13-2005, 07:25 AM   #5
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I had this same toilet in my new fifth wheel. It never did work right. I found that by lifting up on the pedel with my foot it would hold water some of the time. I stopped by the factory and after listening to all the remedys that I had tried, they replaced the toilet with a different (newer) model.
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I have this also. Very intermittent. I find that if I step on the flush petal and hold it down until water is flowing down the sides of the bowl and release it quickly it will seal and hold water most of the time. Been thinking about replacing it also but haven't yet.

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Old 09-15-2005, 11:57 AM   #7
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Whenever I experience a leaky stool I take a dose of Immodium AD or Kaopectate...
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Old 09-17-2005, 05:10 PM   #8
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Our Aurora has leaked down from day one. The "foot under pedal"lift works but a nuisance and hurts when barefoot; the sudden release works but will probably damage the mechanicals. I removed the stool and shortened the return spring(very poor quality spring),it's better, but still doesn't hold water every time. Am considering contacting Thetford, but haven't had much luck with Dometic Co. in the past.
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:47 PM   #9
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Have you tried to use a tooth brush to clean both sides of the groves that meet and create the seal. If you try this and want to be aloud back in the trailer, use a tooth brush and then toss it. Some one uses by mistake and your leak will be the least of your trouble.
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:29 PM   #10
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My mistake- Thetford/Norcold, not Dometic.
Thetford offered to replace stool but would just have the same problem, I think. Had them send a new spring. Took out stool again & installed the new spring. Guess what? Same problem! Frequent lubing with silicone spray will help somewhat.
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