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2008 Hunter 27.. Toilet Head Backing Up

I have a 2008 Hunter 27..

Has anyone had a problem with the toilet backing up? Everytime we flush it ,, minutes later it comes back up? Someone said I need to clear my check valve no idea how to do this??
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The check valve you speak of is actually called a joker/choker valve. It is in the drain line, just after the flush bowl. It is a diaphram style rubber tube, cone'ish in shape for lack of better description, that will allow fluids etc to go one way, but is supposed to NOT let things back into the bowl. Assuming you have a better brand head, you should be able to replace this rubber cone, and not have any issues as you describe, until the rubber hardens up etc again, then you replace it again!

If you head is not able to have said valve replaced, then make sure you get a head that is and has parts readally availible, such as Raritans PHII.

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Looks like this, located (like Marty said) in the discharge line right after the bowl.
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Before you go tearing in to head check the simple stuff first. Is the holding tank empty? Check the Y-valve for blockage.

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Good point Bubb,

Somehow a plastic popup cap out of a juice drink got down thru the head, hit the Y-valve only to cause a backup here. Talk about a PITA! At least it was only fluids that were stuck in the spot!LOL
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Sounds pretty new. I would pump the holding tank and flush lots of water through the head as your pumping it out. Maybe it will clear what ever is stuck in the valve. Then if you have to take it apart you have cleared out most of the crud and you are just dealing with sea water. Then review the directions on what you can flush.
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Sorry, you responded as I was typing. Who was sipping in the head anyway?
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