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Pump on Thetford Cassette Toilet. - Help.


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Old October 14th 03, 09:16 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Malcolm Kane
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Default Pump on Thetford Cassette Toilet. - Help.

I know this has been done before as I have Googled for the thread. I
found how to get to the pump (which I had remembered anyway) what I
can't find out is how to get to the end of the wire. The pump end seems
sealed to the pump. Sensible it needs to be waterproof. The cable
disappears round behind the bowl inside the tank. I assume that when I
get a replacement it will have the cable attached and I need to unfasten
it at that end but how?

Ant help would be appreciated either here or by e-mail. I would like it
ASAP if possible as we plan to go away at the weekend.

Thanks in advance.
--
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Old October 14th 03, 09:44 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Bill
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Default Pump on Thetford Cassette Toilet. - Help.


Malcolm Kane wrote in message
...
I know this has been done before as I have Googled for the thread. I
found how to get to the pump (which I had remembered anyway) what I
can't find out is how to get to the end of the wire. The pump end seems
sealed to the pump. Sensible it needs to be waterproof. The cable
disappears round behind the bowl inside the tank. I assume that when I
get a replacement it will have the cable attached and I need to unfasten
it at that end but how?

Ant help would be appreciated either here or by e-mail. I would like it
ASAP if possible as we plan to go away at the weekend.

http://www.thetford-europe.com/the/thomecon.nsf/web/repairs_sanitation_a/$Fi
le/leaflet_21036_(pump_cassette)_en.pdf

I couldn't get the link in in one go so you may need to copy/paste.

the link has instructions to change the pump, with photographs. Essentially
you cut the wires at the pump end and connect them to the new pump.

Are you sure the pump is duff. Mine sometimes wont start after a layup
until I give it a tap with a screwdriver handle, then it works perfectly
until I haven't used it for a couple of months. The pump not starting is
covered at the Thetford site. Seems to be a not unusual problem.

HTH
Bill


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Old October 14th 03, 10:04 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Malcolm Kane
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Default Pump on Thetford Cassette Toilet. - Help.

In message , Bill
writes

Malcolm Kane wrote in message
...
I know this has been done before as I have Googled for the thread. I
found how to get to the pump (which I had remembered anyway) what I
can't find out is how to get to the end of the wire. The pump end seems
sealed to the pump. Sensible it needs to be waterproof. The cable
disappears round behind the bowl inside the tank. I assume that when I
get a replacement it will have the cable attached and I need to unfasten
it at that end but how?

Ant help would be appreciated either here or by e-mail. I would like it
ASAP if possible as we plan to go away at the weekend.

http://www.thetford-europe.com/the/thomecon.nsf/web/repairs_sanitation_a/$Fi
le/leaflet_21036_(pump_cassette)_en.pdf

I couldn't get the link in in one go so you may need to copy/paste.

the link has instructions to change the pump, with photographs. Essentially
you cut the wires at the pump end and connect them to the new pump.

Are you sure the pump is duff. Mine sometimes wont start after a layup
until I give it a tap with a screwdriver handle, then it works perfectly
until I haven't used it for a couple of months. The pump not starting is
covered at the Thetford site. Seems to be a not unusual problem.

HTH
Bill


Thanks Bill.

It appears to be just what I needed.

I am afraid the pump does seem dead. I haven't actually assaulted it -
yet but having had the pump in my hand and poked and fiddled I think it
is dead.

How ever I will go and give it a "good slap" before I try anything else.

Once again thanks for such prompt help.
--
Malcolm Kane
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Old October 14th 03, 10:04 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tony Maris
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Default Pump on Thetford Cassette Toilet. - Help.

Hi Malcolm,

If you buy the genuine spare it should come with heat shrink material to
make your connections waterproof. Otherwise, use heat shrink butt
connectors and self amalgamating tape.

To answer your query, your joints are made at the pump end, in the water!!

Regards

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"Malcolm Kane" wrote in message
...
I know this has been done before as I have Googled for the thread. I
found how to get to the pump (which I had remembered anyway) what I
can't find out is how to get to the end of the wire. The pump end seems
sealed to the pump. Sensible it needs to be waterproof. The cable
disappears round behind the bowl inside the tank. I assume that when I
get a replacement it will have the cable attached and I need to unfasten
it at that end but how?

Ant help would be appreciated either here or by e-mail. I would like it
ASAP if possible as we plan to go away at the weekend.

Thanks in advance.
--
Malcolm Kane



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Old October 14th 03, 10:29 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Malcolm Kane
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Default Pump on Thetford Cassette Toilet. - Help.

In message , Bill
writes

Malcolm Kane wrote in message
...
I know this has been done before as I have Googled for the thread. I
found how to get to the pump (which I had remembered anyway) what I
can't find out is how to get to the end of the wire. The pump end seems
sealed to the pump. Sensible it needs to be waterproof. The cable
disappears round behind the bowl inside the tank. I assume that when I
get a replacement it will have the cable attached and I need to unfasten
it at that end but how?

Ant help would be appreciated either here or by e-mail. I would like it
ASAP if possible as we plan to go away at the weekend.

http://www.thetford-europe.com/the/thomecon.nsf/web/repairs_sanitation_a/$Fi
le/leaflet_21036_(pump_cassette)_en.pdf

I couldn't get the link in in one go so you may need to copy/paste.

the link has instructions to change the pump, with photographs. Essentially
you cut the wires at the pump end and connect them to the new pump.

Are you sure the pump is duff. Mine sometimes wont start after a layup
until I give it a tap with a screwdriver handle, then it works perfectly
until I haven't used it for a couple of months. The pump not starting is
covered at the Thetford site. Seems to be a not unusual problem.

HTH
Bill


Bill I just couldn't resist going out to try the "hit it cure" before I
went to bed.

You are a genius - thanks again for such prompt help.
--
Malcolm Kane
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Old October 15th 03, 12:21 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Peter Milnes
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Default Pump on Thetford Cassette Toilet. - Help.

If you have to replace the pump it comes with a new clamp to suit the pump, with
a short length of wire on the pump, two inline crimps and a piece of heatshrink
wrapping. You cut the wire about the same length above the original pump as the
new length of wire on the replacement pump. You then slip the heatshrink wrap
over one of the two ends and join the two wires with the inline crimps, slide
the heatshrink over the join (having left the white outer cover of the wires
short enough for the heatshrink wrap to completely envelope the joins). Apply
heat to the heat shrink wrap using a heatgun or your wife's most powerful hair
dryer until the wrap is a good tight fit and the two ends of the outer covers
show a ring around their entry to the heatshrink. When replacing the pump make
sure that the cable stows up under the right hand rim (between rim and bogroll
holder). Clamp down the pump replace the bogroll holder and the job is done. The
instructions that come with the replacement pump are quite clear.

Cheers, Peter.

"Malcolm Kane" wrote in message
...
: I know this has been done before as I have Googled for the thread. I
: found how to get to the pump (which I had remembered anyway) what I
: can't find out is how to get to the end of the wire. The pump end seems
: sealed to the pump. Sensible it needs to be waterproof. The cable
: disappears round behind the bowl inside the tank. I assume that when I
: get a replacement it will have the cable attached and I need to unfasten
: it at that end but how?
:
: Ant help would be appreciated either here or by e-mail. I would like it
: ASAP if possible as we plan to go away at the weekend.
:
: Thanks in advance.
: --
: Malcolm Kane

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Old October 15th 03, 07:50 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Dave Fawthrop
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Default Pump on Thetford Cassette Toilet. - Help.

On Tue, 14 Oct 2003 21:44:25 +0100, "Bill" wrote:

| http://www.thetford-europe.com/the/thomecon.nsf/web/repairs_sanitation_a/$Fi
| le/leaflet_21036_(pump_cassette)_en.pdf
|
| I couldn't get the link in in one go so you may need to copy/paste.

Try
http://tinyurl.com/qzds

Dave F
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Old October 15th 03, 08:02 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Malcolm Kane
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Default Pump on Thetford Cassette Toilet. - Help.

In message , Peter Milnes
writes
If you have to replace the pump it comes with a new clamp to suit the
pump, with
a short length of wire on the pump, two inline crimps and a piece of heatshrink
wrapping. You cut the wire about the same length above the original pump as the
new length of wire on the replacement pump. You then slip the heatshrink wrap
over one of the two ends and join the two wires with the inline crimps, slide
the heatshrink over the join (having left the white outer cover of the wires
short enough for the heatshrink wrap to completely envelope the joins). Apply
heat to the heat shrink wrap using a heatgun or your wife's most powerful hair
dryer until the wrap is a good tight fit and the two ends of the outer covers
show a ring around their entry to the heatshrink. When replacing the pump make
sure that the cable stows up under the right hand rim (between rim and bogroll
holder). Clamp down the pump replace the bogroll holder and the job is
done. The
instructions that come with the replacement pump are quite clear.

Cheers, Peter.

"Malcolm Kane" wrote in message
...
: I know this has been done before as I have Googled for the thread. I
: found how to get to the pump (which I had remembered anyway) what I
: can't find out is how to get to the end of the wire. The pump end seems
: sealed to the pump. Sensible it needs to be waterproof. The cable
: disappears round behind the bowl inside the tank. I assume that when I
: get a replacement it will have the cable attached and I need to unfasten
: it at that end but how?
:
: Ant help would be appreciated either here or by e-mail. I would like it
: ASAP if possible as we plan to go away at the weekend.
:
: Thanks in advance.
: --
: Malcolm Kane

Thanks for that Peter. For the moment it has responded to a sharp knock
but I suspect that the day when if finally fails is not that far away.
--
Malcolm Kane
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Old October 15th 03, 08:15 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
TMC
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Default Pump on Thetford Cassette Toilet. - Help.

Just a thought there is a fuse tucked away at the side if the waste tank.
This was the cause of my pump not running

Tony
"Malcolm Kane" wrote in message
...
I know this has been done before as I have Googled for the thread. I
found how to get to the pump (which I had remembered anyway) what I
can't find out is how to get to the end of the wire. The pump end seems
sealed to the pump. Sensible it needs to be waterproof. The cable
disappears round behind the bowl inside the tank. I assume that when I
get a replacement it will have the cable attached and I need to unfasten
it at that end but how?

Ant help would be appreciated either here or by e-mail. I would like it
ASAP if possible as we plan to go away at the weekend.

Thanks in advance.
--
Malcolm Kane



 


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