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Old 06-03-2010
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I have found teh best thing for the rod is Pool grease. It works well and lasts quite a while. If you have a Wilcox, you can try to loosen the black plastic nut on top, but will probably cause it to leak a little. It is also very likely that the rubber ring on the piston is getting hard/swollen. This is very common as they age - especially on the cheaper toilets. You can prolong its life by adding oil... we use mineral oil. I guess we use about an 1/8 cup initial, then a light coating every week or so and certainly with every pumpout.

If that does not work, you may be due a replace or rebuild. Be aware that on the cheaper toilets the costs to replace the whole assembly usually runs only a few dollars more (relatively) than the rebuild kit and is a WHOLE LOT EASIER and with less mess.

Just some thoughts. Good luck with it.

Brian
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