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Post by dbroada on Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:07 pm

Soon after we picked up our Nuevo we went out for a few days to make sure everything worked. One thing that worked too well was the toilet flush which wouldn't stop. Marquis fixed that and it had been behaving itself, until today.

Overnight the flush tank was emptied. Today I added some water to the tank but pressing the button only produces a pump noise, no liquid. Do I keep pressing the button until something happens or have I missed a step?

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Post by alt on Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:36 am

I had the same thing once after the tank had emptied.
I had to fill the tank to the brim and then it started pumping.
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Post by dbroada on Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:22 am

Thanks,
I've laid awake all night wondering if that was the case. Once the sun comes up I will give it a try.

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Post by dbroada on Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:14 am

Yay! Thank you, that worked.

I should have sorted it myself but so many little things have gone wrong this trip I automatically go in to "here we go again" mode.

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Post by chudders on Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:54 am

I have the same problem after draining the toilet tank in the winter. I find I have to fill the tank to get the pump to work again, not sure why this should be but thats what happend each year.
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Post by Paulmold on Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:26 pm

Never had to do that. Seems very strange as obviously the pump will be at the bottom.

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Post by dbroada on Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:43 pm

This is not the first time I have emptied that tank but it is the first time I have had to bump start it. At least I am not alone this time.

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Post by alt on Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:41 pm

Glad it worked - I think it probably just needs that extra little head of pressure to overcome an airlock and effectively prime the pump.
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Post by Jockfife on Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:37 pm

my van nuevo was out of action for 4 to 5 wks due to the computer being sent away to get fixed we set of up to durness when we got there the toilet flush would not work checked fuse which had blown renewed fuse but still no noise from pump so no flush water any advice would be grateful cheers
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:46 pm

Jockfife wrote:my van nuevo was out of action for 4 to 5 wks due to the computer being sent away to get fixed we set of up to durness when we got there the toilet flush would not work checked fuse which had blown renewed fuse but still no noise from pump so no flush water any advice would be grateful cheers
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Happy New Year, welcome to the forum from Bridlington , we used to live in Dunfermline back in the late 70's and 80's worked at Marconi's Hillend 
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Post by Paulmold on Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:04 pm

If you have the blue button flush on top of tank, then remove it, try cleaning contacts but you probably need new switch which needs soldering to existing wiring after snipping off.

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Post by Jockfife on Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:27 am

Happy New year Boaby the wifes mum used to work in marconies and my aunty cathy worked in there aswell small world
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Post by Jockfife on Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:29 am

Paulmold wrote:If you have the blue button flush on top of tank, then remove it, try cleaning contacts but you probably need new switch which needs soldering to existing wiring after snipping off.
when im pressing the button it is getting contact but pump does not pump water can i get to the pump without taking toilet to bits
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Post by Paulmold on Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:35 am

Jockfife wrote:
Paulmold wrote:If you have the blue button flush on top of tank, then remove it, try cleaning contacts but you probably need new switch which needs soldering to existing wiring after snipping off.
when im pressing the button it is getting contact but pump does not pump water can i get to the pump without taking toilet to bits
Sorry don't know , never had to do it. Not something I would want to do whilst away from home. Make do with chucking a tumbler of water down instead of flushing, We had to when switch went on ours last year.

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Post by dbroada on Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:12 am

Paulmold wrote:Make do with chucking a tumbler of water down instead of flushing, We had to when switch went on ours last year.
When we suddenly went camping after draining everything for winter that is what we did. I didn't fancy having to totally fill the flush tank just to get the pump started and then risk that tank freezing. I was almost out of flush tank additive (I have read the threads on here about not using them but I already had it) and just diluted that and "flushed" using that.

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Post by Jockfife on Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:57 am

dbroada wrote:
Paulmold wrote:Make do with chucking a tumbler of water down instead of flushing, We had to when switch went on ours last year.
When we suddenly went camping after draining everything for winter that is what we did. I didn't fancy having to totally fill the flush tank just to get the pump started and then risk that tank freezing. I was almost out of flush tank additive (I have read the threads on here about not using them but I already had it) and just diluted that and "flushed" using that.
im going to tackle it now that im home lol we were up at durness when it did not work but the shower was handy to use as a flush  hugegrins plus the habi battery was losing power so going to check that aswell even thou we were hooked up to eleci was not putting a descent charge back in but started van up and boom bright lights  scratch head  so going to check that out aswell
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Post by Paramedic on Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:48 pm

We now have an issue with the toilet flush whereby it shoots out so fast that it spills over the rim of the bowl onto the carpet. Over spill can be mostly avoided with a lighter touch of the button. Just another problem to be rectified at some point in time, well at least we have a flushing loo albeit somewhat over enthusiastic. shrugg

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Post by willy eckerslike on Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:58 pm

Jockfife wrote:
Paulmold wrote:If you have the blue button flush on top of tank, then remove it, try cleaning contacts but you probably need new switch which needs soldering to existing wiring after snipping off.
when im pressing the button it is getting contact but pump does not pump water can i get to the pump without taking toilet to bits

These Thetford pumps often blow the fuse when they sieze, especially if pink flush fluid has been used. Take the panel with the flush button off of the top of the cistern, it is held on with a mastic adhesive and pulls free. Once it is off there are four phillips head screws which hold a frame in place, remove that and you can take the pump ot of the cistern. Turn the spindle with a pair of pliers and squirt wd40 into the impeller cavity, hopefully the pump will then spin when you press the button. 
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Post by oldfred on Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:24 pm

If none of the above works then you can always do what I had to on a previous motorhome (not A-S), use the shower head to flush the toilet. smile!
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Post by Jockfife on Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:11 pm

:up!:cheers willy done what you said and all is working perfect now so only water going in flush from now on  allthumbz
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Paulmold wrote:If you have the blue button flush on top of tank, then remove it, try cleaning contacts but you probably need new switch which needs soldering to existing wiring after snipping off.
when im pressing the button it is getting contact but pump does not pump water can i get to the pump without taking toilet to bits

These Thetford pumps often blow the fuse when they sieze, especially if pink flush fluid has been used. Take the panel with the flush button off of the top of the cistern, it is held on with a mastic adhesive and pulls free. Once it is off there are four phillips head screws which hold a frame in place, remove that and you can take the pump ot of the cistern. Turn the spindle with a pair of pliers and squirt wd40 into the impeller cavity, hopefully the pump will then spin when you press the button. 
Good luck.
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Post by big'nuf on Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:18 pm

Hi, hello....
How do you empty the toilet flush tank then?....Ive emptied all the other tanks to avoid freezing, but forgot about this one?...
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Post by Jockfife on Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:24 pm

big'nuf wrote:Hi, hello....
How do you empty the toilet flush tank then?....Ive emptied all the other tanks to avoid freezing, but forgot about this one?...
HI where ur cassette is there should be a rubber grommet on left hand side where fuse line is just pull that out untill empty then press button inside to empty the rest and pump flush with clean water make sure all pink or blue stuff is out  up!
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Post by Paulmold on Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:30 pm

Depends on which toilet model you have. Some have a drain tube inside the cassette door others do not and can only be emptied by constant flushing.

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