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 > Toilet lasted 22 months, replaced it

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MrWizard

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Posted: 03/31/21 03:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MAY 2019 installed new Aqua Magic RV residence low profile toilet
Monday the flush broke, the internal shaft broke where the screw fasten to the external shaft
Broken part is the Off Color tip with the screw still in it, holding it to external shaft that is operated by the pedal
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Went to the closest Camping World, about 17 miles, and bought a new toilet, they did not have the parts kit to do a repair on the 42170 residence low profile


New toilet with hand flush
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Hopefully this one will last longer


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Posted: 03/31/21 08:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A high quality plastic part broke? No replacement available? Say it ain’t so, Joe.


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So,

The old pot that lasted less than 2 years was a Thetford product. Did you know that if you try to order parts directly form Thetford in Ann Arbor Michigan, they wait three days before they ship anything?

I don't recognize the new one, can you tell us what you just installed?

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Posted: 03/31/21 10:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thetford 42048 Waste Ball Drive Arm
$15 Amazon....$17 E-bay


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Posted: 03/31/21 01:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Ordering parts online and doing without a flushable toilet until they arrive, was not the option I wanted

I deemed replacement with a different model a better choice, although more costly

Matt
It's an Aqua-Magic V, Low profile version, water saver, hand flush with optional hand sprayer for cleaning rinse
Plastic and very light weight

I prefer the Sealand line from dometic, I like the 310 models with bowls made of China, they are heavier, cost more, but I think they are better quality
And that's what I wanted, but they sold the only one yesterday morning before I got there after lunch

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Thetford 42048 Waste Ball Drive Arm
$15 Amazon....$17 E-bay


Outside the bowl drive arm is Not Broken

I think the piece that broke off and was still attached to waste gate drive arm, is from the ball valve,
The waste gate drive arm, fastens to ball valve waste gate, with a screw,
The correct part to replace would have been the waste gate ball valve
And Im not in a location to have taken the thing outside cleanse it with soap bleach and water hose, to install a new ball valve waste gate, don't think the local car wash would have appreciated me doing it there, either, considering that it wasn't mud

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That toilet and broken pieces are long gone in the trash dumpster last night

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I had a leak problem when it water would not shut off after a flush. It dribbled all night and I got up to a wet floor. I bought parts and pulled it to put parts in. There is a spring on the flush pedal, it comes off your done.

I bought a Dometic 310 to replace the now defunct Aqua Magic. Whole new game, flushes around the entire rim not just a spray from a nozzle at the back, and it has a slow close lid. I'll never go back to the Aqua magic.


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They must not make em like they used to, just like everything else. Our Aqua Magic is 21 years old. Hubby fixed the spring for the foot petal and it rinses all the way around the rim. I'd be upset if I was changing one after 22 months !

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