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I hAVE A TECMA RV TOILET THAT IS NOT FLUSHING. WHEN YOU PRESS THE PAD FOR WATER SAVER FLUSH, THE WATER DOES NOT GO OUT AND MORE WATER ENTERS THE TOILET. IT HAS OVERFLOWED SEVERAL TIMES. WHEN YOU DEPRESS BOTH BUTTONS TO LOWER THE WATER IN THE BOWL ONLY SMALL PORTIONS ARE RELEASED. IT TAKES SEVERAL HOURS REPEATEDLY DEPRESSING BOTH BUTTONS TO GET THE WATER BACK DOWN TO NORMAL. HOW DO YOU GET TO THE MAINTENANCE MODE TO MAKE THE TOILET CYCLE THROUGH, RELEASING ALL WATER AND FLUSHING. I'M ON VACATION IN BRANSON MISSOURI WITH 4 PEOPLE IN THE RV. ANY HELP OUT THERE AT THIS LATE HOUR.

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I hAVE A TECMA RV TOILET THAT IS NOT FLUSHING. WHEN YOU PRESS THE PAD FOR WATER SAVER FLUSH, THE WATER DOES NOT GO OUT AND MORE WATER ENTERS THE TOILET. IT HAS OVERFLOWED SEVERAL TIMES. WHEN YOU DEPRESS BOTH BUTTONS TO LOWER THE WATER IN THE BOWL ONLY SMALL PORTIONS ARE RELEASED. IT TAKES SEVERAL HOURS REPEATEDLY DEPRESSING BOTH BUTTONS TO GET THE WATER BACK DOWN TO NORMAL. HOW DO YOU GET TO THE MAINTENANCE MODE TO MAKE THE TOILET CYCLE THROUGH, RELEASING ALL WATER AND FLUSHING. I'M ON VACATION IN BRANSON MISSOURI WITH 4 PEOPLE IN THE RV. ANY HELP OUT THERE AT THIS LATE HOUR.


Hello,Your macerator has likely failed, unfortunately. There is a fellow Mobile RV tech (RV Medic) in Springfield, I am pretty sure he services Branson as well. Perhaps they will be able to get you fixed up.
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We have a tecma RV (Holiday Rambler) toilet that makes a grinding noise and won't flush. The water keeps filling when you depress the button but won't flush til we turn the water supply off and then depress the buttons over and over and over. It will gradually go out and when it is almost empty it sucks it out.


Hi,There is likely a problem with the toilet inlet water valve. The most common is called a "ball valve." Either the valve is leaking or it is not closing completely, possibly as a result of the flush mechanism binding. Activate the flush mechanism several times and make sure it is not binding or sticking. Be sure it has freedom of movement and returns to its fully closed position. If you can, reach behind the toilet to where the flush linkage connects to the water valve and manipulate the mechanism directly attached to the valve. If you are able to feel extra movement then the valve is probably not fully closing. It could be partially blocked by mineral contaminants in the fresh water. It's actually better to remove the toilet from the coach in order to gain full access to the mechanism and water inlet valve. If the flush mechanism is not binding and the water valve appears to be fully closing, then it is likely leaking internally and you can simply replace the entire water valve. Replacement parts are conveniently available for most all RV toilets at any RV parts store.Good Luck!!Thanks!!
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I have a Thetford electra magic toilet it will not operate when to flush button is pushed. I have it hooked up to a 12 volt battery as instructed. The person I bought it from said it worked for brief


Instead of calling thetford, get ahold of the tech guys at the www.thetfordguy.com ,email: [email protected] eThetford RV Toilet Parts and Products for Sale The guy new what he was talking about, had even fixed them himself.
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We have a thetford C200cs on the motorhome we have just bought (2003). No water seems to pump, & the blue flush button doesn't seem to work. Are there any instructions availabe? The fuse has been checked & is OK. Does the led come on all the time, or only when flushed? (which it won't do) VC


Red light is just a reed switch that turns on the LED when a floating magnet inside the cassette floats up (when the cassette is full) and switches on the reed switch thereby switching on the LED. It just tells you the cassette is full and you need to empty it. I'd say either your button or electric valve is broken. All the button does is allow the electric valve to break the seal that allows water to flow from your onboard water system. I'll assume that the water in the rest of your motorhome is working? So check the switch first. You can lever off the switch/LED panel and remove the square connector from the back of the button. Get a multimeter and set it to either Continuity or Resistance (Ohms). Place the connectors on 2 of the switch pins and press the switch (the switch is actually 2 switches with 4 pins, but each pair of pins is connected together) - if you get a beep (if multimeter on continuity) or low resistance reading (if on resistance) then the switch is working - if this is the case then it's probably the electric valve. If the switch is not working, then that's your culprit. When you replace the connecter you can replace it either way round.
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When I flush, no water comes out?


Open door, remove toilet cassette unit, look in under flush water tank, observe a short metal blade that actuates a safety switch. This is between two plastic guides. Now look just outside the right hand guide. There you will find the fuse which is a standard blade type. Just pull it down to remove from holder. You will probably find it rated at 3 amp. If it is blown you will probably have to replace pump. Looks difficult but is actually dead easy. Instructions come with replacement Thetford pump. Only problem you may have is a perished sealing ring on the paper holder cup which is no longer available as a spare. Just use a good quality outdoor type sealant as a replacement. Be sure to recover any bits of broken ring from the flush water tank as these can be drawn into your replacement pump and cause it to sieze. At minimum this will cause you to say bother!Happy repairing.
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Concetina flusher perished - rubber pusher to flush toilet perished - water squirts everywhere


Hello,I will advice you replace the rubber pusher to fix the problem, you can get the rubber pusher at stores or you check ebay.com for itTake care.
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