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

Posted on Feb 07, 2013

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Leaking macerator unit


Shut off water supply and check where the leak is. Loosen the joint , reconnect it securely and reclamp. Before reclamping spray Stop Leak around the joint. Slowly open water supply. Goodluck.

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Saniflow runs, but not straight after flushing


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

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Pump randomly runs


This problem maybe caused by a slight weep of water from the cistern the saniflow has a sensitive float system , once level is reached the unit will turn on until required level is acheaved again . So check toilet bowl to see if the is a trickle of water if so you need to take a look at the flush system in your cistern.

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

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Saniflow macerator


Depending on the pump model it can be that the float switch (membrane) might be warped or solids could be build up at the bottom which dont allow it to shut off. You wil have to open up the unit, remove the motor with pressure chamber and inspect it.;

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My saniflow dosnt allways come on when you flush


That can be a problem with the pressure chamber, the membrane might be warped or the micro switch may be defective. Open the lid and remove the motor and presure chamber. Inspect the unit for damages or any broken pieces. Check that the membrane is not warped. This can be tested manually by placing the motor on a work bench and putting pressure on the membrane to manually start the pump on and off. If parts are needed you can buy them through Saniflo directly. Their website is www.saniflo.com

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Saniflow motor is not swiching off after water is pumped out


The "Sensor" has failed, it needs to be repaired or replaced.

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Saniflow plus works allright for w.c but will not work for shower


Thanks for the clarification - This rules out power supply to the unit, motors/pump and points more towards why the water would be pumped from the WC flush and not the basins ...

1. The Saniflo range of macerators have a pressure switch that engages when the water pressure inside the unit activates a microswitch that is encased in a waterproof container. It is possible that the water pressure from the shower and basins is not great enough to activate the internal switch.

So, I would propose two checks

a) If the unit previously worked for the shower and basins something has changed and it is most likely to be gunk inside the unit causing the switch to be less sensitive and only activate on the high pressure that the WC would provide. The fix would be to open up the unit and clean it - please let me know if you need info on how to do this

b) If this is a new install and the shower and basins never worked, you should check the fall in the pipework into the Saniflo is sufficient (should be 1 in 70 from memory - full install instructions are available from the Saniflo website)

c) It could be that if the unit has been in for a long time with a large number of operations that the microswitch is starting to fail and is not as sensitive as it once was (quite unlikely) - but always a possibility!

Replacement microswitches are freely available online and you should also be able to get the exact match spares from Saniflo

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

Good Luck :)

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How can you tell if the waste pipe is blocked on a saniflow toile


Yes the bowl will be slow to empty. Try squeezing the white discharge hose as the unit operates, if there is a blockage then this hose will be hard to squeeze. If hose is soft then blockage could be in the toilet pan U-bend in which case fill bowl with very hot water and leave to soften the toilet paper.

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The saniflow unit is only 4 months old at first it was ok now it has started making a loud grinding noise when anything is done,toilet,sink or shower


There is no nice way to say it. You are going to heve to open it up and look in it to find what's stuck in the macerator mechanism.

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Why does my saniflow continuously come on even


could be a part blockage alowing water to filter back never put paper or towles in it

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