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    seal cleaning tool for toilet?

    Just found the manual for the toilet. It says to clean the seal periodically with the seal cleaning tool that came with the toilet, and of course we don't have it, and the picture doesn't show what it looks like. Does anyone? Do you clean the seal "periodically" with a different "tool"? How about the cleaner they say to use for the seal? Don't have that either. What special cleaner, if any, do you use for the toilet and this "seal?"

    I've just been using a regular household cleanser to clean the bowl, spray it on, wait, swish it around with a toilet brush, and shove the brush down the hole a little ways and scrub around. Does it need anything more than that?

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    Re: seal cleaning tool for toilet?

    It may sound disgusting but after trying the bowl brush, I use the tip of my finger to feel around the seal both top & bottom. I think the tiniest bit of toilet paper stuck on or under the seal will allow the water to drain out. Afterwards, a good cleansing with hand sanitizer.
    I recently replaced our seals and used plumbers lube on the seal. I may have to take the bowl off and clean and reapply the lube. Really helps the seal.
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    Re: seal cleaning tool for toilet?

    The "special tool" is nothing more than a flat plastic stick with some very,very fine abrasive on one end. The only situation I can think of where an old toothbrush does not work just as well, would be in a case of very hard water / calcium build up on the seal and ball. The tools should be available at any authorized Dometic / Sealand dealer. They cost a few $.
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    Re: seal cleaning tool for toilet?

    We use a standard round toilet brush. Works great.
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    Re: seal cleaning tool for toilet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray LeTourneau View Post
    It may sound disgusting but after trying the bowl brush, I use the tip of my finger to feel around the seal both top & bottom. I think the tiniest bit of toilet paper stuck on or under the seal will allow the water to drain out. Afterwards, a good cleansing with hand sanitizer.
    I recently replaced our seals and used plumbers lube on the seal. I may have to take the bowl off and clean and reapply the lube. Really helps the seal.
    It doesn't get disgusting until you have to actually change the seals. Then you're kneeling down literally looking into the bowels of the beast and it's got gas. Not a time to get slippery fingers with a screwdriver.
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    Re: seal cleaning tool for toilet?

    Just use the DW'S toothbrush ,it works real well and you don't need to use toothpaste. One has to remember though ,don't kiss her after she brushes.
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    Re: seal cleaning tool for toilet?

    Kenny, thats sick.....but funny. I think it will send Kat an email.
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    Re: seal cleaning tool for toilet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob&Patty View Post
    Kenny, thats sick.....but funny. I think it will send Kat an email.
    Well,Bob, I just did what you told me to do,except I didn't use toothpaste.
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    Re: seal cleaning tool for toilet?

    Quote Originally Posted by katkens View Post
    Just use the DW'S toothbrush ,it works real well and you don't need to use toothpaste. One has to remember though ,don't kiss her after she brushes.
    I do almost the same thing. I use an old toothbrush. Out of self preservation I know better than to use the DW's toothbrush. However it works quite well. Just try to get the back of the toothbrush between the two pieces of rubber (the part the ball slides into) and rub it around a lot.

    Also if you read the manual it also says to release the ball lever with a quick release so it snaps back into position. This helps a lot but will wake up the DW, so be careful if you operate it at night.

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    Re: seal cleaning tool for toilet?

    Ken;
    Jackie cleaned ours with a toothbrush and some silicon lube.
    (good girl) I checked my brush and it looked and smelled ok.

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