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Our Saniflo - Saniplus works fine and efficiently when we flush the toilet, if we use the shower or bath,when emptying the water the flow is not as strong/as much pressure like a toilet flush & the Saniplus becomes really noisy, it makes a loud grinding noise likes its struggling. Is it to do with the amount of water going through the pump? And is there anything we can 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

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