I now have two of them. After buying
Sea Eras off Hopcar and discovering that I can't fit them, as I have no access from under the floor without ripping the boat
apart, I had to buy a second Jabsco
conversion -- the one which makes a noise
like a squadron of F16's on full afterburner.
One of them continues to refuse to prime. That is, the discharge pump
. If you switch to the "empty bowl" position, there is no prime. On the regular "flush" position (activates both intake and discharge pumps), water
goes into the bowl, but not out, although if you let it stand for a while, sometimes it will start working.
A young crewman discovered that if you pull off the little white plastic pipe between the discharge pump
(below the motor) and the control unit at the top, the pump will prime and work
. When you release the knob to switch off the motor
, there is a sharp "hiss" and a little spray of water
Something ain't right. It's not the control valve (as suggested by our dearly departed Toilet Lady, much missed already) -- because I swapped that plus the top plate from the other toilet, and it made no difference.
What the h8ll could it be?? A new one is more than 400 pounds or around $650. I would prefer to get this one working, if anyone has a clue.