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Old 06-24-2015, 10:26 AM   #1
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Porcelain toilet leak

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My toilet seems to need to be tightened. When I shifted my weight, quite a bit of interesting water leaked out. . I'm only 170 lbs. after cleaning it up, I found the main top part of the bowl slides around with little effort. I dont see anywhere to tighten it. The toilet also has an odor in the bathroom, which I'm assuming is because of a bad seal or needing to be tightened. (And yes I do use toilet chem).

Any ideas how I can address this?
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:57 AM   #2
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You gots big problem if this is a residential style toilet.


The toilet should be FIRMLY bolted to the toilet flange and therefore to the floor.


The wax seal between the toilet and the flange has been compromised and has to be replaced.


If the floor is still intact, you are looking at $50-$100 in parts and two hours labor by someone competent (5+ hours if they don't know what they are doing).


If the floor has failed, then think in terms of new RV.


If it is an RV style toilet, then I can't help. I haven't taken one of those apart yet.
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:37 AM   #3
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It's the residential style I guess. It's the porcelain foot flush upgrade that comes w the Elite package. Brand new 2015 camper, used about 8 days so far.

What leaked is not the floor flange, it's where the pedestal meets the bowl that leaked. The bowl part moves on the pedestal if you wiggle it. Tried to attach a pic but it's not working.
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Brand-new camper. Take it back as a warrantee issue!


It could be a crack in the toilet, water valve, faulty seal or even poor installation.


Be prepared to show the service writer how the problem happens.


Then after it has been 'fixed' do the process to confirm the repair has been done properly.


I apologize for ass-u-me-ing that you had a household toilet installation in an older RV.
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Is it a Dometic toilet?
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I believe the bottom portion of the toilet is actually a skirt that's removable. Removing it will allow you to check the actual pedestal and seals. Worth a shot..
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If its the type 11 (as it looks to be) two valves are located. Both have screws that tighten the valves to toilet. If the water is leaking around floor, remove plastic caps each side at bottom, and tighten down nuts. If its coming from where the arm connects, the arm would need to be removed, and the Phillips screws that hold both valves in are to be tightened. To remove arm, one must pull it to the right and upwards at same time. If you do not have room to do this, one must remove the toilet. When reconnection the arm, be sure all notches line up, and rap the arm hard inward. Not a hard tasks, but it does take time. Perhaps a trip to dealer would work best!
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I have heard of that same problem. That is a warranty claim. Take it in for replacement.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:24 PM   #10
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I was going to attempt to repair it myself because my dealer is backed up. However they pulled some strings and got it in today and will address that and a couple other small issues. I'll update what they found when I know. Thanks!
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