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Old 15-04-2012, 18:46   #1
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Head Rebuild

I,have a Wilcox Cridden Sands Winner Toilet,It work fine except the pump rod seal is worn out,spews water,when using,I,removed the Head and dissambled the pump,lots of latteral play in the rod.I,see arebuild kit on Defender,Being a Bronze head should I,give it a try or does the play in the pump rod too much to deal with .Any and all advice appreciated.
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Old 15-04-2012, 19:44   #2
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Re: Head Rebuild

It's been a long time since I've seen a Wilcox Winner toilet but I think they use packing similar to prop shaft packing around the piston rod. If the only problem is the leak around the piston rod, try getting some valve packing from a hardware store. It looks like graphite coated heavy string. Wrap the valve packing around the piston shaft, then tighten the packing nut and give it a try.That's the $1.50 fix.
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Re: Head Rebuild

The Wilcox-Crittenden Winner dates from the 1940s...maybe even the '30s. Not only do the degradable rubber, leather, cork etc parts in kits wear out over time, but so do the machined bronze parts. So while I'm certain that the toilet can definitely profit from a rebuild kit, I'm not sure that a rebuild kit will solve your specific problem.

However, there is one person who WILL know what you need and whether you can still get it: Jock Allpress. Thetford bought Wilcox Crittenden several years ago (and promptly discontinued the whole W-C product line)...they got "JockO" who'd been with W-C for at least a couple of decades in the bargain. Email him at
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