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Old 10-01-2013, 03:38 AM   #15
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My toilet would hold water. One day my foot accidentally slipped off the pedal and I noticed the water didn't slowly leak out. Now I step on the pedal 3 times when I flush. One to dump, two to rinse and the third time I let my foot slip off and the mechanism slams shut tight. This has worked for over 2 years now.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:43 AM   #16
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How long does water stay in your toilet ? mine seems to be seeping out so we get a sewer smell just curios thanks
Water should stay indefinitely - or at least until it evaporates. If it doesn't, you need to clean or replace the gasket.

Hard water and other crud can build up on the gasket to prevent it from sealing. You may be able to clean the gasket and extend the life. Another way to extend the life is to smear a little silicone plumbers grease around the lip. The grease usually lasts several months for me.

If you can't get the gasket to seal by cleaning it and/or using the plumbers grease trick, it will have to be replaced. You need to know the make and model number of your toilet. In the case of some of them, you also need to know the approximate manufacture date because there are sometimes changes in design. Armed with the model number and date, any RV dealer should be able to order a new gasket. I was able to find one for ours on Amazon at a considerable savings over what RV dealers were charging.

Good luck.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:11 PM   #17
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My toilet would hold water. One day my foot accidentally slipped off the pedal and I noticed the water didn't slowly leak out. Now I step on the pedal 3 times when I flush. One to dump, two to rinse and the third time I let my foot slip off and the mechanism slams shut tight. This has worked for over 2 years now.
Broke my toilet this year doing this. I noticed that my seal always worked when I let it slam shut so I did that for about 8 months. Then it finally caught up with me the plastic ears on the flip valve snapped. Ended up replacing the toilet as parts would have taken too long, as we weren't home. Now I gently flush
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I put on the Rubber Gloves once a year or so and run my finger around the seal to remove any "Debris" that gets caught. Usually bits of paper. Then smear a little Silicone Grease around the seal and she's good for another year or so.
Not a real bad job if the tank is flushed.
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Eleven years now and I've never replaced any of the toilet or dump valve gaskets. In fact I've never had to replace them on any of the RV's we've had over the years. Maybe our "stuff" is magic!
I do use a toilet chemical with palm oil in it though so maybe it works.
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It's a messy job...,.but somebody's got to do it

Letting the foot pedal "slam shut" will eventually break the mechanism! Just because you see positive results doesn't mean that you doing it right. Avoid this remedy or it might cost you some money in parts.

For whats it worth, few people really clean thoroughly the opening as recommended in the manual. Merely wiping the lip does nothing to remove deposits along the mating surfaces. There is a plastic [tounge-depressor] tool with a delicate rough pad made to gently scrub-clean the rubber gasket and plastic globe. These are available at CW & other stores and come with a packet of cleaner / lubricant.

As mentioned, petroleum-based lubes will harm the rubber. Use silicon-based "plumber's faucet lube" instead if you do not have Sealand's cleaner kit on hand.
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Letting the foot pedal "slam shut" will eventually break the mechanism!.
You did not mention that Sealand "Recommends" letting valve snap closed for many models. "Read instruction for your product."
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