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Saniflo cubic1 not pumping

Makes noise but does not pump out waste

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Well it sound likes you have 2 problems. 1st is the float switch is set to high,and pump wont come on till it raises higher then tray. 2nd. sounds like empeller came lose from shaft. I hope this help. :)

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Probably the waste pipe blocked, it should have a rubber join that has worm screw clips securing it, I connect a hose to the"up" pipe and flush the blockage out.

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The internal motor capacitor has failed - most common problem with these units

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My saniflo macerator plus has stopped working-it had been making a humming noise not draining-now it's not making a noise at all-what might be wrong please?

It could be a blockage in the blade, impeller or the discharge line. Also could be a defective starting capacitor, since the capacitor spins the blade and impeller, if the capacitor goes bad it will make the unit hum and not pump out the waste until eventually it shuts off completely and would not kick on and off at all. At this point, the capacitor may have to be replaced. You should contact Saniflo to order parts.

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My saniflo pump turns on about every six hours or so on its own.what could be the ploblem?

Water pressure makes the unit kick on and off. Most likely somehow water is draining back into the pump. Check the flapper in the flush valve, inside the toilet tank and see if its leaking water into the bowl and from the bowl into the pump. Also, in the 90 degree discharge elbow there is a check valve with a rubber flapper that opens up to allow waste to pump out and it closes to prevent waste water from draining back into the pump. The check valve may be defective or it may be stuck open allowing waste water to drain back into the pump and is making the unit kick on and off by itself.

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Sanipro continuously runs,however, not pumping waste away and waste water has filled toilet bowl. Any suggestions

There can be a blockage somewhere in the discharge pipe, the blade or impeller. Also the short discharge pipe or long elbow inside the pump casing may be split open or not attached properly and waste water is just cycling inside the pump casing. Worst case scenario could be a bad capacitor, the capacitor spins the blade and impeller, it that goes bad the unit will just hum and not pump any waste out until is replaced. You can also order parts through Saniflo if needed.

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Saniflo permanently on,

If the blade and impeller spin freely by hand after removing the obstruction but does not pump out the waste after assembling the unit back together, then could be a bad capacitor, since the capacitor spins the blade and impeller. If the capacitor goes bad then it will just make a humming noise and not pump the waste out.

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The float switch will be the problem.
We do not replace the switch, just change the unit as labour to strip and replace switch makes it un economical.

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Our saniflo is suddenly making a continuous grumbling noise and no water is clearing. We are pretty sure nothing has been put down it as we are all v careful. It is very cold here and has been for weeks. A...

It keeps making noise becasue the pump is still trying to get rid of the water inside.

it can't get rid of the water most likely because their is a blockage in the waste water pipe.

if possible follow where the waste pipe runs to. if it goes in to a loft or somewhere else VERY COLD there is a good chance that it has frozen somewhere along the pipe.

If you are tying to pump the toilet waste vertically (upwards) then as soon as you turn the power off to the saniflo, the waste will fall back down and in to the toilet - or over the top in your case, sorry!

You might want to accept the inevitable and get a bucket and start removing the waste water from the bowl. Make sure that you have rubber gloves and I suggest goggles and something protecting your mouth - in case you get splashed.

Easiest solution, is to remove the excess waste water, turn off the saniflo, pour some bleach in to the toilet bowl, then cover the bown securley with cling film to keep the rank smell at bay.

Other wise, start tring to follopw the waste water pipe and warm it up, either by directly or indirectly (warm air gun) or by warming the area around it.

Personall;y i am using the easy option. the cold werather won't last forever, but can you use a toilet elsewhere in the meantime.

In the meantime, Saniflo claim about 15 years as the lifespan, but i have never know a saniflo to make it past 3! they are not ideal, but may be your only option.

consider whether you could get a proper toilet waste pipe put in, as it WILL save money in the long run...

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Probably the waste pipe blocked, it should have a rubber join that has worm screw clips securing it, I connect a hose to the"up" pipe and flush the blockage out.

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Pump makes humming noise, but does not flush.

hi sounds to me that it is blocked these pumps are for waste only not paper etc

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