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I have a thetford problem sometimes when i step on the pedal to flush if i step too hard the valve will stay open if i reach in (with gloves on) and move the slide it will close. do i need to rebuild the valve or replace or adjust the cable Help my grandsons are coming and they are not old enough to understand step lightly

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I have done two things to improve the blade movement.  On my toilet I can remove a surrounding panel to access where some of the moving parts are located. A light touch of plumbers silicone helps.  Instead of leaving the winterizing fluid or even water for long periods in the bowl I use olive oil to lubricate and keep the seal soft.  And inch or two left between trips works. Mine was acting up so badly 6 years ago I bought a repair kit.  Still in the original wrap.

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manholt   

Rocky.

That's a great tip! :) Any food grade oil will do, my GF uses Canola in hers and it also helps the knife switch lubed.  I have a macerator toilet, different, would not want one again! :(

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The last time I had a problem it wasen't the blade sticking but the end of the water valve. You probabley have to take a small cover off on the side of the toilet to get to it. I used a silacone spray on the shaft of the valve and where it /the end rides in the cam that actavates it when you step on or pull up the pedel.

Didn't have any of Linda's salid dressing.

Bill

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jleamont   

Might have to try the Canola oil trick. Ours is an electric blade type toilet, it just started to squeak while opening and closing.

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