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Old 08-08-2018, 04:50 PM   #1
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Toilet leaks around bottom

Iíve noticed the last few weeks that our toilet leaks around the bottom. Itís not a constant leak but seems to be getting more frequent. Has anyone else had this happen and what do you do to stop it Thanks in advance.


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Old 08-08-2018, 05:24 PM   #2
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May help to know the model of commode. The Dometic units have a valve on the lower right side that may be leaking (where the water feed hose enters the toilet). Place a short tumbler (glass) under the valve and see if it collects water over time. If it collects water you likely need to replace the valve which is $30 to $40 and an easy fix. If a Thetford I have no idea!
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I had it happen in my 2018. Dealer was unable to duplicate it of course. But the campground had 65 PSI water pressure so I lowered it to 50 and problem solved until I get a better one.


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May help to know the model of commode. The Dometic units have a valve on the lower right side that may be leaking (where the water feed hose enters the toilet). Place a short tumbler (glass) under the valve and see if it collects water over time. If it collects water you likely need to replace the valve which is $30 to $40 and an easy fix. If a Thetford I have no idea!


We have a Thetford. And they are saying water pressure is high here. Will get a water regulator see if that helps


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First thing, get a "regulator" shown below
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not this "restrictor".
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Secondly, if you have the Thetford toilet you'll have to remove it to repair/replace a leaking valve, while it's removed toss it in the garbage or use for target practice & replace it with a Dometic 310 or 320, you'll be glad you did.
The parts for the Thetford are expensive, peddle was $70-80, & has to be removed to repair most any parts. As mentioned you can completely rebuild the Dometic for $30-40 in place.
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I agree with Danny on the Dometic. I have been using mine FT for 4 years and only had to replace the valve once!
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for the guys the 320 is nice , it has a elongated bowl. I would agree with Danny 65+ psi is going to possible cause issue like the valve or other places dripping
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Are you positive it's leaking, we get moisture around ours sometime, but it's just condensation due to high humidity.
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First thing, get a "regulator" shown below

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not this "restrictor".

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Secondly, if you have the Thetford toilet you'll have to remove it to repair/replace a leaking valve, while it's removed toss it in the garbage or use for target practice & replace it with a Dometic 310 or 320, you'll be glad you did.

The parts for the Thetford are expensive, peddle was $70-80, & has to be removed to repair most any parts. As mentioned you can completely rebuild the Dometic for $30-40 in place.


Hubby tightened the plastic connecter from water pipe to toilet. So far no more leaks.


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My Thetford actually worked better at the higher pressure.
My regulator is set at 55psi & that's a good pressure provided there's that or more at the spigot, usually the places we go it's around 35-40psi which is NOT enough.
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