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Old 02-23-2012, 04:51 PM   #15
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I wanted to let you all know that the vinegar did the trick. I kept draining the bowl and applying vinegar, letting it sit there, then changing it every few hours. After about two days, the water began to hold, and hasn't leaked since.
Vinegar!
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:54 PM   #16
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Glad you got it fixed.... In my case the shaft, not the ball broke, and the temp replacement shaft I made.. Well I broke the ball.. Now I know a lot more about it.

The ball kit includes a new ball a BRASS shaft with washers and a new spring cartridge (The thing that closes it)

In the course of messing with mine I messed up the seals.. Got the new seals from the same company you linked to above (marine supply) they had the best price.. Arrived Tuesday. Installed, Held water, Cleaned and WAXED the bowl (Which needed it) Waxing makes the .. er... stuff slide down better.

Today I got my new Dino board for the furnace from AmericanRvCompany and plugged it in.. No other work needed... And IT WORKS 100%.. Looking at the Dino board (Dinosaure boards inc) It appears to be much better made, and it appears they think what happened to my OEM board is what I think happened to it, since they included protection against that failure cause.

I'm saying very nice things about companies like these.

One might say I have very "Warm" Feelings about that Dino board
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:35 PM   #17
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try putting some vegetable oil in the bowl. It will lube and soften the seal. Solved my leaky bowl problem.
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I read somewhere to clean the ball and seal completely and then spray Lemon Pledge on it to help keep it from gunking up again. Probably the same principle as veggie oil, with a better smell, but it might stay in place longer.
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Good ideas! Not sure I could tolerate the odor of Lemon Pledge but maybe Sesame Oil.
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Good ideas! Not sure I could tolerate the odor of Lemon Pledge but maybe Sesame Oil.
I hear it comes in a vanilla scent now. Might double as air freshner?
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:18 PM   #21
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After I tried the oil, pledge, silicone grease, etc. which did not work I read about the vinegar trick. After about 10-12 times the vinegar has worked! What a great solution. Give it a try.
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