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Default Dometic Toilet Issue

Several years ago I installed a gravity feed Dometic toilet. It has worked great but the other day when pushing down the foot flush valve, I heard a "pop" and the lever would not come back up. Of course, you can raise the lever with your hand (or foot) but it does not seal completely, and leaks.

The RV place I talked to said it was probably the water valve and that I should replace that. Is it probably that or is there some kind of spring setup that could cause that? I have not laid down on the floor yet to see what I can see (it's sort of back in a hole) That water valve is about 1/3 the cost of the toilet originally so being the "frugal" guy that I am. I was hoping for a cheaper solution.
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You can always go to bath house and eliminate the whole problem or find a tree
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I don't think Lee's having a real good day. Between the insurance and the toilet?
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Aw, shucks, Lee, just get rid of the problem by installing a high quality porcelain Italian Tecma Silence Plus macerator toilet. Only set you back about 1200 bucks. Beats digging a hole....
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Should be a simple Spring Cartridge Kit.

Dometic (385310683) Toilet Spring Cartridge Kit

Make sure you have the correct model of your unit when ordering the spring cartridge. Easy change out.
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Perfect time to install a new composting toilet .
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Looks like it was a spring cartridge but I went ahead and bought the kit which also included a brass shaft upgrade to replace the plastic shaft and a new flapper ball. Added about $20 to the cost (which you guys know I hated to spend) but maybe it will prolong the time before I have to dive into a toilet issue again
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"Dive into a toilet" Too funny Lee.......Don't do it!
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Looks like it was a spring cartridge but I went ahead and bought the kit which also included a brass shaft upgrade to replace the plastic shaft and a new flapper ball. Added about $20 to the cost (which you guys know I hated to spend) but maybe it will prolong the time before I have to dive into a toilet issue again

Lee, can you clear the cobwebs out of your brain that have formed over the last year and a half and enlighten me? I am trying to replace just the spring valve in my Dometic/Sealand toilet. I removed the two screws holding the water valve on and that's out of the way. The spring cartridge seems to be stuck tight. I have tried wiggling the pedal, prying with a screwdriver, etc. and cannot get it to come out. Did yours just slide right out, or did you have to use some kind of magic? I am concerned about what penetrating oil might do to that plastic, so I haven't tried that yet.
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On my 510+ I replaced #9, #11 & #12 (see diagram on manual pages 7 & 11 of PDF below). Once the two screws were out, I don’t recall having difficulty removing the old cartridge. May have used something from the inside to pop it out. But it wasn’t a big deal. After thorough cleaning I used liberal amount of HF Silicone Super Lube on the ball and seals during reassembly. Silicone is ok but don’t use petroleum based lube on the plastic. Because I have a thicker wood floor, the stock flange seal (#7) didn’t work so well. Ended up using thicker house style wax seal. So far no leaks .
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