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I have a sanicompact 43 and it seems to be blocked not in the wc outlet,but in the unit behind as the water level keeps rising in the wc pan when the waste water from the basin is running.Are there any suggestions on how i can unblock

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The Sanibest has a pressure sensitive switch that activates when the water pressure inside the unit gets to a particular level. It is basically a microswitch sealed in a watertight container.

If the Sanibest has got gunked up inside it is possible that the unit is not kicking in soon enough and the water is backing up into your shower.

Another possible issue is that something has got into the Sanibest that should not be there that is impeding the flow out of the unit.

For both cases I would suggest that you empty the cistern and WC bowl after running clean water through th unit for a few miunutes (makes the job a bit less horrible!).

You could also try and use SaniFlo cleaning product and hope that it clears the potential blockage


1. Turn off the electricity to the unit (should be on a fused spur)
2. Disconnect the pipes (inlet and discharge) - you may get a bit of surplus water coming out so have some sponges and a bucket ready.
3. Disconnect the wiring and take the unit out
4. I clean my Saniflo's outside with warm bleach water ..
- Wear rubber gloves to keep germs out of any cuts you may have / get on your hands
- Put the elextrical cable in a taped up plastic food bag or similar to keep dry
- undo the 'star screws'
- Flip up the plastic retaining tabs with a flat blade screwdriver and gently ease the lid up.
- I put bleach and warm water in, leave it for a while (30 mins) and then swish it around and empty out into an outside drain etc
- If you want to use an old toothbrush to get into the areas by the float switch and under the motor it does help. I also used a hosepipe in the past which did the trick.
- Also pay attention to the inlet port and the actual pipes under your sink for gunk

put it back together, aligning the seal and plastic clips should just pop on (may need a firm push). Do up star screws and you are ready to reconnect the pipes and electrics.

I use some tissue paper to check for any leaks around the pipes just to be sure!

Another point to note is that you can insert a simple non-return valve into the pipe near the shower to stop the water coming back up; however this is not addressing the root cause.

Hope this helps - if so, please leave feedback. If not let me know and I'll try and help some more!

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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SOURCE: Hi, I have a sanicompact 43.

Use 5 minute epoxy or puddy epoxy to seal the leak after drying it if there is a crack.

If the leak is at a gasket or seal, then try to tighten or remove and replace the defective part.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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There could be a blockage somewhere in the drain pipe or inside the pump casing not allowing the waste to be pumped out. Refer to the installation manual/technical data manual and take a look at the schematic diagram for the Saniplus, It will show every component inside the pump casing, the short discharge pipe (# 7c) and long elbow (# 8) may be split open or not attached properly and waste water is just cycling inside the pump casing and not pumping out.

Posted on Jan 11, 2011

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Well the rough-in of the wc is the measurement from the wall to the center of the drain opening take that measurement and go to your local plumbing warehouse and ask them to look up any and all wc with that rough-in and pick one you like. If there are non you like or there is non with that rough-in then I see no other way then to move the drain to fit the one you like.
There are some offset closet collars out there but if you are working a cement for it would be just as easy to move the drain.

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