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Hull #297.  Love this camper.  This week on our last trip of the year to Great Sand Dunes Nat'l Park the flush ball valve started to give out and eventually did.  Water comes on when pedal is pushed but the ball valve stopped working.  After some research today I was looking at the actual pedal to flush ball connection as a likely culprit.  But after disassembly, it looks solid.  Then I pulled the lever shaft that actually actuates the valve and the end that fits into the valve is worn out (see pic 1).  The last pic shows what it is supposed to fit into.

I've put in a service ticket.  But, I understand that Dometic does not sell individual parts - in fact the manual and schematic don't even list the pedal assembly, much less lever shaft as separate parts.  I believe I'll be looking at buying a new toilet (about $220) for want of a small plastic replacement part that Dometic likely has on hand.  😞

One of the YouTube videos I found helpful showed a guy printing a part with a 3D printer.  Not to be critical, but the video is way too long, but the 3D part creation might be interesting to some.  It's not the part I need but it got me thinking.

This YouTube shows disassembly/reassembly of the pedal assembly and I hope the part of spring replacement will be helpful if any of you need to do this job.   

So, my questions:  

1) Anyone have this little piece that connects the pedal lever to the ball flush valve? (see pics below)  First pic shows the actual part (minus whatever has broken or worn away).  Second pic shows the hole thru which the part attaches.  I tried to mark it up to show the five sides.  The third pic shows it installed in it's lever.  The fourth pic shows where it 'plugs' into the flush ball valve.

2) If you don't have one (and why the heck would you?), would anyone be willing to take theirs apart and take a photo and maybe even some measurements?  (I'm considering the 3D printer aspect.)

3) Other ideas or suggestions?

Thanks in advance.  Chuck

 

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Love your post, love your humor and love the fact that you want to repair this versus just throw it away.  Unfortunately, I don't have your part nor is my Ollie handy so I can take pics for you.😢

Good luck!

Bill

p.s.  perhaps a tear filled call to Dometic might induce someone to actually help you?  Doubtful but ya never know.

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On 10/20/2022 at 5:25 PM, chuckstovall said:

So, my questions:  

1) Anyone have this little piece that connects the pedal lever to the ball flush valve?

The exact failure occurred to us in Idaho this summer.  It is insane that we have to replace a whole toilet for a 50 cent part failure.  

I would rather replace the whole unit and never buy another Dometic unit again even if it costs me double!

Where is the corporate integrity at Domenica?  

GJ

 

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A friend of mine and former Oliver owner broke a tab on the snap-out return air grill on his Dometic air distribution box (ADB) cover. He had to order the whole ADB cover assembly just to get the return air grill. I broke one of the doors on the side of our ADB and he sent me the rest of the ADB cover that he didn’t need so that I could get the part I needed. I sent him half of what he paid and we both ended up getting the parts we needed for less than the cost of the whole ADB cover. My point is that if someone has to order an assembly from Dometic to get the part they need they might can cut their losses by offering up the rest of the assembly for sale in the Classified section of the forum. 

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@chuckstovall Chuck, while you are in there, you might think about replacing the valve too.  I had several Dometic valves go bad and start leaking then someone showed me this aftermarket replacement valve.  This thing is great. The spring is tighter and it flushes so much better.  Find it HERE , worth preventing a future headache.  Once you get both valves in your hands it will be clear which one is superior.  If this company is making aftermarket parts for the Dometic 300 series, maybe they make a pedal too?

Regards,

Brian

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I just noticed on Amazon that I can get the all plastic version for less $.  Since the ceramic bowl on mine is good and the base (including the pedal assembly) appear to be the same on both, I may order it and scavenge what I need.

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7 hours ago, Townesw said:

TL;DR: Buy the Dometic assembly, get the part you need, sell the rest of the parts. 

My experience was that Dometic does not sell the part that broke on Chuck's and our toilet.    (Chuck's picture below)

For this 50 cent (to make) part not being available, one has to purchase a whole toilet. This was verified by both Dometic and E-trailer.  

If anyone has info contrary to this please share it with the team.

Thanks,

GJ

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I know Dometic has a long history of supporting our OTT Team and Owners. I suspect that they are aware of this issue and my positive side hopes that down the road they can work up a solution for the 310's.  Likely though a smart printer team will just start making a proper rebuild kit as other Dometic toilets now offer.  Either way, There is so much "head room" between the cost to produce such a kit and th cost of a new toilet.  As such, it is likely one of the two good solutions will happen.  My hopes anyway,.

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CS,

i have ben looking at some replacement parts for other OTT components.  i came across this site https://youngfartsrvparts.com/pages/contact

i have not talked to them yet, but i saw someone else recommended them for a broken/missing part for an awning.

They are located in Alberta, but they ship to the US.

Regards, Bryan

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5 hours ago, SNY SD UP said:

CS,

i have ben looking at some replacement parts for other OTT components.  i came across this site https://youngfartsrvparts.com/pages/contact

i have not talked to them yet, but i saw someone else recommended them for a broken/missing part for an awning.

They are located in Alberta, but they ship to the US.

Regards, Bryan

Thanks Bryan.  

I'll call them in the morning.  Chuck

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Update:

The Dometic 310 Gravity Toilet, White, Standard Height but upgraded to wood, slow close seat was initially priced at $220 on Amazon.  Then went up to $295.  Late last week it dropped to $150 so I just bit the bulllit and ordered it.  If for some reason it's not correct, it's free returns.   I'll add the Beech Lane upgraded valve (see Brian's recommendation above) just because it'll be easier prior to installing the toilet.

When I'm done, I should have some toilet parts to sell here!

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1 hour ago, chuckstovall said:

Update:

The Dometic 310 Gravity Toilet, White, Standard Height but upgraded to wood, slow close seat was initially priced at $220 on Amazon.  Then went up to $295.  Late last week it dropped to $150 so I just bit the bulllit and ordered it.  If for some reason it's not correct, it's free returns.   I'll add the Beech Lane upgraded valve (see Brian's recommendation above) just because it'll be easier prior to installing the toilet.

When I'm done, I should have some toilet parts to sell here!

You'll need low profile model 311 or 321 for the LEII. This standard height one will be pretty uncomfortable to use.

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