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Old 02-09-2012, 11:25   #1
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Jabsco Toilet Issues?

I have a manual Jabsco toilet and have issues with it. No issues pumping out but when i open the flush control lever to pump clean water in, nothing happens at all. I'm able to pump the handle with no issues but the water doesn't come into the bowl. I took the top of the pump off and everything appeared fine. Does anyone know what could potentially be the issue? Thanks for all your help.
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Re: Jabsco Toilet Issues?

The ball may be stuck...time for a rebuild kit (easy to do)
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Get a repair kit and open the unit. You will see what is broken.

Close the seacocks first though ;-)

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Old 02-09-2012, 14:26   #4
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Jabsco toilets are the worst form of trash ever conceived for a boat and remind me of a toy some use to perform a needed function. The rebuild kit costs almost much as a new one and you are still left with a toy toilet. You would be far better served to remove the thing and replace it with a quality toilet.
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Re: Jabsco Toilet Issues?

rofl--my jabsco had that problem for a minuet---took off the inflow hose to find eel grass--lol-works ust fine and dandy without that--was an easy fix. jabsco manual heads are awesome--never seen a marine toilet work so long for so cheap. mine is 10 yrs sans rebuild. will flush anything down. will last almost as long a s a baby blake.
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Re: Jabsco Toilet Issues?

Thanks guys for the suggestions!

I opened it up and everything looks fine. I even opened up the other jabsco toilet that was working fine to make sure I didn't miss anything and it looked the same as the broken one. Could it be something on the bottom of the pump?
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Re: Jabsco Toilet Issues?

there is a hose on top of pump--didja take it off also--is where my mass of eel grass was. after removal was gooood...
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Thanks guys for the suggestions!

I opened it up and everything looks fine. I even opened up the other jabsco toilet that was working fine to make sure I didn't miss anything and it looked the same as the broken one. Could it be something on the bottom of the pump?
Check out post number 10 in this thread. You need to make sure item 16 and 33 are in good shape as well.

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The rebuild kit is expensive but has everything you need in it. 3 years is about all you can expect from a rebuild of this toilet.
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Re: Jabsco Toilet Issues?

And make sure the inlet hose and the exhaust hose are not blocked!

Sometimes it is easy to think the toilet's pump is busted while actually one of the hoses is clogged.

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Re: Jabsco Toilet Issues?

As much as I'd love to sell you a new pump: Jabsco Toilet Pump - 29040-3000

It sounds like a blockage in the intake side between the thru-hull and the pump or between the pump and the bowl.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:31   #11
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Re: Jabsco Toilet Issues?

No clogs in any of the hoses. I guess I'll take the bottom off and check part 16 and 33 this weekend.

I'm thinking I'll just buy a new toilet pump since on amazon.com it only seems to be about $10 more expensive.

Thanks for all your help!
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Re: Jabsco Toilet Issues?

I had a similar problem. The valve seat was worn. The repair kit did cost almost as much as a new head.
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"toy toilet" ROFLMAO, made my day that. Wonder if Fisher Price do a version?
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Re: Jabsco Toilet Issues?

If you find that the pump is bad, don't bother with the repair kit - just buy a whole new pump. They cost the same (sometimes less) as the repair kit, but the installation is so much easier and less messy.

We live full time on our boat and our two cheap Jabsco heads work perfectly and have never failed, with the exception that they need lubricating every 2-3 months and complete rebuilds (new pumps) every three years. We get these pumps for ~$60, so it seems pretty cost effective. The lubrication of the piston and chamber takes 2 minutes and a dab of grease.

The best part of this strategy is that every time Jabsco redesigns or upgrades their heads, we get the new model!

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If you find that the pump is bad, don't bother with the repair kit - just buy a whole new pump. They cost the same (sometimes less) as the repair kit, but the installation is so much easier and less messy.

We live full time on our boat and our two cheap Jabsco heads work perfectly and have never failed, with the exception that they need lubricating every 2-3 months and complete rebuilds (new pumps) every three years. We get these pumps for ~$60, so it seems pretty cost effective. The lubrication of the piston and chamber takes 2 minutes and a dab of grease.

The best part of this strategy is that every time Jabsco redesigns or upgrades their heads, we get the new model!

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