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On a Jabsco quiet flush electric toilet - trying to remove

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on a Jabsco quiet flush electric toilet - trying to remove the macerator assembly, can't seem to lift it off - it moves about 1/2 inch and then is hung up on something - tried rotating the blades, but doesn't seem to make any difference
does the joker valve housing have to be removed to get the macerator off?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

The joker valve does not have to come off. To pull the macerator just remove the 4 perimeter screws and pull the pump motor bdy straight back. It should come off. If it is not then there is something in there jamming it up, and at that point all you can do is try to muscle it out. Does that make sense?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've done this job before so I get that. This time the unit seems hung up on something ie can't pull it off even with screws removed
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you think the housing around the macerator blades could be cracked?What could jam the outlet without impeding operation? It works fine - just tried to remove it because of small leak around base.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

There is going to be something jammed in there holding it up then. Paper towels, human waste, feminine products etc etc... I've seen it all. I've also seen freeze damage where they froze and the plastic expanded, pinching the macerator in place. You can try popping the joker valve off and look in there to see if you can see anything. Other than that it is just jammed up with either rust, or some kind of foreign object. So keep on pulling/twisting/slamming, it will eventually come off. There is no other mechanical fasteners holding it in place.

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

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