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My Saniflo toilet has just started to pump/grind every half an hour of its own accord, I have had to switch it off as I am worried it will cause more damage.

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Sounds like the backflo preventer is bad letting water back down from system the backflo is the fitting is in the elbow fitting on top get a bucket when you loosen connection water from pipe will flow out then take elbow out of tank the backflow is the valve in bottom of the elbow it has a twist lock take out and clean if its cracked or any reason will not stay closed replace it

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