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When i flush my macerator the charcoal filter moves up and i get this smell. why is my filter moving up

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Where the filter is, should be an opening of at least 1/2" which must be kept plugged or seal capped. The 1/2" breather hole is only intended for European installations. In the US you must keep it plugged otherwise odor will emmit from that 1/2" breather opening.

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It means the spray arm is not moving correctly. Or there is something blocking it. Make sure you don't load tall glass, large plate or cutting boards. There is no waste basket in a dishwasher, only mesh filters. Unfortuantely, all debris ends up in the motor/pump assy. They do have something called a macerator, which breaks-up large food particles. If this macerator is clogged, you will have to replace it.

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Well Water with a Sulphur Smell can be Fixed

You anxiously check on your new well only to get that smell of rotten eggs coming from the water. Your heart sinks thinking that you may have to redrill another well. Actually the problem most times is not that hard to solve.

Maybe it is when you first drill the well when you notice the smell. Maybe weather conditions such as very dry or very wet years affect the under ground water supply to your well. At any rate the great water that you thought that you would get or the great water that you had contains the ugly smell of sulphur. The first thing that you need to do is find yourself a good plumbing contractor that is familiar with treating such problems.

The fix to your problem is in a water filter that looks much like many water softeners.
The difference is in the media inside the tank. For the removal of the smell associated with sulpher you need to have activated charcoal inside that tank. The charcoal will soak up the stuff in the water that causes the bad smell.

Because the charcoal is slowly being used up you will need to replace the charcoal periodically. It is often impossible to predict how long the charcoal will last. There are too many factors that can affect the rate at which the charcoal is used up. The amount of sulpher in the water may change daily or weekly. Some charcoal seems to be better quality at one time than it is another. The amount of water used can change from season to season. Too many things can change to predict the life span of the charcoal in the filter.

The main thing to remember is to not despair when you find sulpher water. I have installed many charcoal filters with good results many times. Also do not let yourself be talked into expensive add-ons when buying a filter. Many times the filter is all you need to correct the problem. Water softeners and other miscellaneous add-ons are often not needed. They are just thrown in to boost the profit. Make sure that you are just buying what is needed to treat your water problem only.

Charcoal filters are a great way to give you great tasting water. Not only will they clean that nasty smell out of your water but they will absorb many other bad things also. If you are having problems with the taste or smell of your well water, then give a new charcoal filter a shot at fixing the problem for you. You will be very glad that you did.

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question aint clear.what do you want? this is in relation to plumbing and drainage however try to use ordinary instruments like gauze wire to filter the water so as to stop the blacking and you can use a rubber to hold the outlet pipe that pushes into the top of the macerator box.try it

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Hi every now and again we are getting a sewer smell from our bathroom we have only recently moved in the house so not sure what to do, but it doesn't seem to happen all the time and everything flushes okay...

The smell may be coming from the sink trap if there is a problem with the vent pipe (that's in the wall from the sewer line to the roof). Do you ever hear gurgling in the sink drain when you flush? When you have the smell again, stick your head in the sink and see if that's where it's coming from. If you have a floor drain, the smell may be coming from there. In either case, a bit of water added to the drain will fill the trap and stop the smell. Please vote if you found this helpful. Good luck, Al K

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Bad smell fro macerator when toilet flushed after being left overnight

Typically on macerating or grinder pumps there is a small 1/2" breather hole on top of the lid, about the size of a dime or nickel. That breather hole must be kept plugged or seal cap. If left open, odor will escape through there. Make sure the pump is vented using an 1 1/2" vent pipe which must be vented to the open air so air can flow in and out of the vent pipe at all times. Also you might want to check for loose connection or waste water leaking from the pump, toilet or any of the connections.

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your p-trap is dry . the guy who did it probably didn't vent it properly, and it's being syphined. call him back to fix it.

Sep 15, 2009 | Saniflo & Saniplus& Macerator Pump

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I overfilled my Jeep Grand Cherokee on my first fill up and now I smell gas every time I fill up. I now stop at the click. I am told it is probably my charcoal filter because I keep smelling gas and the...

The charcoal filter is used to filter fumes from the fuel tank. There is a vent line, that comes from your fuel tank to this filter. (Charcoal canister)

Now since the charcoal filter has been completely soaked with gasoline, it will no longer function as it should. Even with vapors from the fuel tank vent line, the canister only has a working 'life' of so far.
You will smell gasoline in strong amounts until it is replaced.

Can't comment whether it is safe or not. (In my thinking, you are driving around with a charcoal canister, that has a charcoal filter soaked with gasoline. I wouldn't use it this way, but that is just my thoughts)

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My macerator turns off and stops working for 10 - 15 minutes

the macerator is over heating.check the maintenance opening and clean it ,but you may need a more powerful macerator,some are made only for flushing systems (as in toilets) a pro-longed use may be making it overheat.. good luck

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We get a smell from the water

try flushing out the hot water heater, they usually get build up in them which can cause smell. if not look for what they call a charcoal filter and install it after the water heater or any filter that will filter oder and taste. 3m makes a nice one and so does CUNO

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