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Old 12-16-2010, 11:12 AM   #1
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Macerator Pump

I have an electric toilet that one day quit working.
*I thought for sure the motor was burned out. Checked the fuses, all the connections.
I got to fooling around with the removal and noticed a small screw at the back of the macerator.*
Stuck as screwdriver in gave it a turn*and walla the pump works fine. I guess it was just jammed with what ever.* Ahem ahem. I had had guests on board.

Another reason to give bathroom instructions to your land side guests

I had never heard of this and felt quit proud of myself for discovering it.

*Bottom line If your macerator quits working try this.

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Old 12-16-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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That has also happened to me once,*fortunately *I had known about the screw and that was the first thing I did.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:17 PM   #3
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Next time I hear somebody say "just screw it!"* I will take them seriously.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:50 PM   #4
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RE: Macerator pump

I had the same experience, that screw is actually a slot in the end of the shaft that the mascerator blade is mounted on so you can sometimes loosen up a jam by wiggling it back and forth till it clears up or gets loose enough for the toilet run.
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:22 PM   #5
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skipperdude wrote:I have an electric toilet that one day quit working.

Stuck as screwdriver in gave it a turn*and walla the pump works fine.
I had never heard of this and felt quit proud of myself for discovering it.
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<sigh>.... What is it with men?* Not only would you rather drive off a cliff than ask for directions, you take pride in reinventing the wheel a dozen times a day* instead of reading directions when you have 'em!*

Page 4 of the Jabsco macerator pump instructions at http://www.ittflowcontrol.com//files..._macerator.pdf

Page 2 of the Jabsco 370xx series electric toilets at http://www.ittflowcontrol.com/files/itemdoc1431.pdf





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Old 12-16-2010, 03:57 PM   #6
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RE: Macerator pump

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<sigh>.... What is it with men?* Not only would you rather drive off a cliff than ask for directions, you take pride in reinventing the wheel a dozen times a day* instead of reading directions when you have 'em!*

Page 4 of the Jabsco macerator pump instructions at http://www.ittflowcontrol.com//files..._macerator.pdf

Page 2 of the Jabsco 370xx series electric toilets at http://www.ittflowcontrol.com/files/itemdoc1431.pdf


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What was that word?* I N S T R U C T I O N S.
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*I had to google it. I wasn't sure of the meaning

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Old 12-16-2010, 04:20 PM   #7
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RE: Macerator pump

Hiya,
** Well, if men weren't like we are, women wouldn't have anything to do.*
** MR. SD....Instructions=put in a safe place never to be found again (NOT thrown out mind you).
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:46 PM   #8
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RE: Macerator pump

Ain't that the truth I have a series of binders that one day I will go thru and organize. If money is spent on the boat. All paperwork pertaining to that purchase goes into the binder. Problem is.

It has become a monster it's to big. Like you said never to be thrown away. But safe Lost *but safe.

Every time I start to organize I get lost reading about something I was looking for last year, month, week.* I usually forget what I was looking for in the first place.

O.K. I will read the directions they are around here some place.

Safe secure,

What were we talking about?

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Old 12-16-2010, 09:42 PM   #9
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skipperdude wrote:II had never heard of this and felt quit proud of myself for discovering it.
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<sigh>.... What is it with men?* Not only would you rather drive off a cliff than ask for directions, you take pride in reinventing the wheel a dozen times a day* instead of reading directions when you have 'em!*





Awe come on, Headmistress.* Let us guys have a little pride.* Even if it is false.

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Old 12-16-2010, 09:48 PM   #10
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skipperdude wrote:II had never heard of this and felt quit proud of myself for discovering it.
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<sigh>.... What is it with men?* Not only would you rather drive off a cliff than ask for directions, you take pride in reinventing the wheel a dozen times a day* instead of reading directions when you have 'em!*
Awe come on, Headmistress.* Let us guys have a little pride.* Even if it is false.Could someone please give me directions to that cliff??? Oh, never mind, I guess I didn't get the point.*

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RE: Macerator pump

Actually, sorry headmistress, but to introduce an element of reality here, in my experience, backed up by much anecdotal evidence, it is the women who seldom read the instruction manual on anything, and the men who do - in the main. Obviously there are some exceptions....you may be one of them. Just ask the kids in any family who knows how to set up the video or DVD player/recorder, or program the Foxtel, drive the video camera, burn CDs, or top up the various fluids in the car - I could go on.....but I won't...instead I'm outa here....this headmistress might be vindictive......
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And the kids will tell you it's their MOTHER who sorts it all out after Dad has given up!

I don't know where you got the idea that women don't read directions...you'd starve if we didn't...for what else is a recipe?*

However, I'll grant you the auto maintenance...but we do have to let our men feel that we need you for something!

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Old 12-17-2010, 03:43 PM   #13
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The first (or second) thing I do when I have a problem with a piece of equipment is to find the documentation and read it. This proceedure served me well for the many years I earned a living installing and repairing things. I often amazed my co-workers by repairing something in a few minutes that they had been trying to repair for hours or even days.

Female - "the toilet won't flush".

Male - OK, I'll fix it".

Yes, I know there are some exceptions.
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:13 PM   #14
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And YOU are the exception!

More typical:

Female: Honey, the toilet won't flush

Male: Ok m'dear, , I'll fix it,

Female: I emailed Peggie Hall..she told me to (do this)...I did, and it works ok again.


Seriously...At least 65% of the calls for help I get aren't from Captains Courageous, but are from the Admiralty. I can't vouch for who actually does the work, though....only for who finds out what work is needed.
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RE: Macerator pump

This happened to me, and I did turn the shaft with a screwdriver to free it up. this only lasted for a few days and it locked up again. I wound up taking the pump apart and found a lot of hair wrapped around the shaft pushing the wear plate into the impeller and removing all running clearance for the pump. removed the hair, changed the seal and the pump works great.
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And YOU are the exception!

More typical:

Female: Honey, the toilet won't flush

Male: Ok m'dear, , I'll fix it,

Female: I emailed Peggie Hall..she told me to (do this)...I did, and it works ok again.


Seriously...At least 65% of the calls for help I get aren't from Captains Courageous, but are from the Admiralty. I can't vouch for who actually does the work, though....only for who finds out what work is needed.

It's a shame, but society has assigned jobs by gender.* A male is embarassed to ask a female how to fix an engine or a pump, while a female would be embarassed to ask a male how to cook or sew.

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Your generation gap is showing, Ron. That was true of my dad's generation (he was 95 when he passed away in January of this year), and in my own early years. But the days when Ozzie and Harriet were a typical couple ended a LONG time ago! Today many men are better cooks than their wives and while there aren't many women who work on engines, there isn't much else women won't tackle, and most do a very good job of it too!
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Just a moment. *My Admiral says she knows the answer to this one, but I'm awaiting further instructions.
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Well, OK, I haven't read the Instructions yet, but I did read the part that said "READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE INSTALLATION", *and shortly thereafter, I was distracted by a beer.
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BINDERS

On CCRIDER I had 13 yes 13 looseleaf binders. .....................

I have managed to make do with three plus the owner's manual which in my case is far better than the average boat owner's manual.* A couple are getting a little thick so I might have to go with four.
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