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Hi I have a saniflo compact which won't flush on the first press of the button - it takes several goes. Can anybody advice.?

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Replace the the button switch it has or is going bad. You can try taking it out and cleaning the contacts but this hardy ever works.

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Can the flush mechanism be moved to an external site

Well now, that depends on your ingenuity.
If you can exactly duplicate the action of the flush handle, of course you can move it anywhere you please.
I am at a railroad museum, and railroads could move track switch lever mechanisms several hundred feet away from the switch, it just takes imagination and precision.
Saniflo will not be able to help you, but an inventor might be delighted to do so.
God bless your efforts.

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We have a saniflo compact the toilet will flush 3 out of 5 times and the motor sounds fine but the other times when flushed it will sound like it is trying to flush and then just turns off at the end of...

This could be a problem with the capacitor that has gone bad or something stuck on the blade or impeller and is not allowing the waste to be pumped out. Typically when the capacitor has seized up or there is a clog on the drain pipe, blade or impeller; the unit will just hum and not pump the waste out and eventually back up on the toilet and overflow.

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Our saniflo system works ok, its just when left idle, the pump seams to start up every 40 secs. I've flushed it and held up the ball **** and it stills does it. Any ideas?

One thing to check is the check valve may be leaking back, float may be faulty, toilet maye be leaking and filling tank causing pump to come on.

Check out this link with a trouble shooting guide for this unit.

This first kink has information on different types of Santiflo systems.

This next link has a trouble shooting guide that covers these issues.

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I would suggest not using standard drain cleaner as it could cause damage to the seals inside the unit. Saniflo suggest the following

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This could be a problem with the capacitor which drives the blade and impeller. If it goes bad it will pump water only but when solids are flushed, it will jam the blade and cause it not to spin. You may have to replace the capacitor/condenser.

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I have a saniflo system and need to know how to unblock it

check the fuse has not gone or the trip for the electrics before proceeding as no power = no saniflo, assuming this is ok -
1. get old rags/papers and some rubber gloves (marigold type), plastic beaker and a bucket.
2. get a pozi and a flat screwdriver
3. isolate electric supply to saniflo
4. ensure loo cannot be flushed (tape handle)
5. place cloths and papers around pan
6. bail water from pan into bucket (as low as poss) with beaker
7. slacken screw to pipe on top of saniflo (outlet)
8. get bucket (now emptied) disconnect pipe and prepare to catch liquid from pipe, especially if pipe goes up the wall.
9. slip connector off pan, depending on model there may also be a connection from a sink / shower / bath to disconnect.
10 attempt to withdraw saniflo from behind pan - if this is not possible you will have to remove the pan.
11. remove top from saniflo (screws around lid)
12 when the top has been removed you will see a basket inside, if the blockage is from a female article (of the cotton wool nature) this will be jamming the motor and pump, remove any problems (sometimes a loo fresh thingy) take care as there are masserator blades at the bottom of the basket.
13 if the basket is clear and you can see the blades it is a unit failure - it is often cheaper to buy a new one than pay for a service engineer, check first.
14 if you can remove the blockage then do so - re-instatement is the reverse of removal.
If in any doubt seek professional advice, if you get stuck seek professional advice, do not reconect electrics unless you are sure everything went ok, do not reconnect electrics sitting on damp floor, best leave everything to dry out before reconnecting and trying it out

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