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Old 03-05-2016, 08:23 PM   #1
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Thetfort Tecma Toilet Nightmare

Hi I'm Doug and thanks in advance for your support. I have a 2011 Monaco Knight with Tecma Silence toilet. The water comes in correctly and to the correct level. The problem is with the flushing. Intermittently after trying to flush the water fills bowl to correct level and the motor sounds like it's working, but alas NO water goes down or maybe just an ounce or two. Sometimes it works correctly for a week and you just never know when it's going to go haywire. Sometimes it last a 2-3 days and then works again.

What a nightmare!
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Suggest you pull it and check for something that can sometimes restrict flow in the drain.
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I have a 2005 Pace Arrow with a Thedford Tecma Silence Plus, and the only things that come to mind is the level sensor in the black water tank may be malfunctioning or perhaps the wrong type of toilet paper was used. This black water level sensor is supposed to stop the toilet from flushing when the level is too high in the black water tank so things won't overflow. Does this happen when you tanks are nearly full? Some toilet papers are too thick for the plastic impeller to chew up when flushing, so it's a good idea to use the RV paper, or test the product by putting a few sheets in a jar of water and shaking it after a couple of seconds. If the paper disintegrates then it's OK. If not use another paper.
I don't know if either of these conditions pertain to you, but I'll watch with interest for any other replies to this discussion, in case that it happens to me.

Oh I guess as a last resort, you could always call Thedford and see if they have a suggestion.
In any case, good luck!
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Give some thought to not putting TP in the toilet (use a small trash can) for a couple of weeks combined with filling the tank with water and a dose of water softener every 2 - 3 days to give it a good cleaning/flush. If you have a tank flush adaptor certainly also flush for a long period while draining the tank.
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