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Old 08-07-2013, 19:58   #1
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What to do about the head

Have a Jabsco 37010-1090 electric head. Now make lod screeching noises when button is pushed, water does flow into and out of the bowl. So my question is this; should I invest in repairing this head and then I will have a very noisy unit - or should I invest in a better electric head - either a Raritan or (?your recommendations) and get a quieter more efficient unit??
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Old 08-07-2013, 20:10   #2
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Re: What to do about the head

Get a Raritqn Sea Era.
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Old 08-07-2013, 20:27   #3
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Re: What to do about the head

J Clark is right on it. Don't even think about trying to rehab the Jabsco. Raritan sells a unit that uses the same bowl and the bolt patterns even match. Not all that much money (you'll spend more than that rebuilding the Jabsco over and over again) and far, far better quality.

By the way, that loud screeching noise you hear is very likely the motor having rusted because the Jabsco design and seals can't keep the water out. It is close to death and using far more electrons due to the resistance.

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Re: What to do about the head

throw some oil into it--cooking oil , mineral oil , any lite non motor oil for the rubber stuff squeeking
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Re: What to do about the head

AJT: We have a Jabsco Quiet Flush on freshwater, a different model from yours but perhaps similar in some respects. I tried to replace the shaft seal last Spring, but that didn't stop the slight leak that had developed. The unit had also been getting noisier over the last of the previous season, and while occasional dollops of cooking oil did help that symptom until the leak appeared, replacing the shaft seal didn't solve the noise.

After that, the nice Jabsco folks allowed as how I'd probably gotten my money's worth from the original macerator... so I then replaced the whole motor/pump assembly, and that fixed it. Relatively inexpensive fix, relatively easy to perform.

Having tried it once. I wouldn't bother to try replacing a shaft seal again; I'd go straight to the whole motor/pump assembly. (Assuming intent to repair the existing unit.)

You can get the manual and parts illustration at: http://www.xylemflowcontrol.com/marine-and-rv/

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Re: What to do about the head

Like Ranger said the easiest fix is to replace the motor / pump unit at about $190.00.
Jabsco 37041-0010 Toilet Motor / Pump Assembly 12 v.

The Raritan Sea Era conversion would be an up grade at about $375.00.
It is much quieter than the Jabsco because it uses a diaphragm pump instead of a rubber impeller pump to bring in the flush water.
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Re: What to do about the head

Thanks everyone, seems the consensus is to upgrade to the Raritan via the conversion kit. Can anyone comment on the ability of either the Jabsco or Raritan bowl in handling sticky stuff?? Needs lots of water in the bowl or a lot of presoak? This is not a nice subject!
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We have a raritan sea era in the aft head, jabsco in the forward head. Raritan is better quality and performance, no question, and the price differential is so close it's really no contest. Not sure I want to ask about sticky stuff though. I'll be replacing the jabsco with another sea era from hopcar as soon as the jabsco starts to fail. $375 is about the best price you'll find. I couldn't find a price that good even at the Dania marine flea market last March.
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The Raritan conversion looks interesting. Does it change the seat height? Can you reuse the existing wires and switches from the Jabsco unit?
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Big fan of the sea era. Sometimes I have to hold the button down for a bit before it flushes, but that's probably something particular to my setup.
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