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My saniflo unit has started making a strange noise. It's a loud noise whenever you flush the toilet that sounds like something is rubbing inside the box. It is functioning fine, although the pump seems to stay on a bit longer now.. Any ideas? I'm afraid to use it I don't want to break it any more so than it already is

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This will definately help.
Here is a nice link for your saniflow maintenance.
http://www.plumbteamltd.co.uk/sanifloguide.html

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I believe you have a problem with a leak. The pump is filling back up. See is the water is leaking out somewhere. Hopefully, you don't have a leak under the house. The water coming into the pump is going somewhere when it comes on.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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take the pump out and haul it outside and spray it off and check in the bottom of the pump to make sure there isn't anything stuck in there. then shop vac the bottom of the tank out to make sure there isn't anything funky in there that would get clogged in the pump. sometimes the out let line gets clogged as well you can buy a drain king ( it's a rubber deal that hooks on the end of a hose and when you turn water on it swells up and sprays water out) then stick it in the outlet pipe and let her rip and see if it lets the water through.

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I have the same problem and can not find a solution. The toilet flushes fine but then a delay in filling up the tank occurs. Is there a part I can replace? Does something need to be cleaned or cleared?

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I think a small plastic item has dropped into my saniflo toilet it keeps maing a loud noise evey few minutes. hat should I do

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Sounds like a restriction in the outlet pipe, the 2 galls from a flush are OK but the bath or shower is more, especiallly if you have flushed before you shower, try drain unblocking chemicals or flushing the outlet pipe with mains water from a hose

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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