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Old 07-07-2019, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default Thetford Bravura toilet - flushes whenever bathroom or kitchen faucet is on

As you probably know our Westies have the Thetford Bravura toilet (model 31135) installed.

Recently, the flush in ours would start whenever we used the bathroom or the kitchen faucet. (it would also flush normally when using the toilet step flush.) Effectively, whenever the water pump is running the toilet will flush. This just about doubles our water consumption, and fills up the black tank fast.

Has anybody had similar issues?

Having looked at the Bravura manual
https://www.thetford.com//wp-content...-06_42088C.pdf

I am thinking that the most likely cause is the water module/water valve (piece 8 in the above)
So to fix our issue I am planning to order this
https://www.amazon.com/Thetford-3111.../dp/B0006H934G

Any experience/thoughts on this?

Otherwise I will order the above part, install and report back.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: Thetford Bravura toilet - flushes whenever bathroom or kitchen faucet is on

In order to replace that part you're going to have to remove the toilet. There are several linkages and springs involved in the operation of that part. If it were me I would remove the toilet and check the springs and linkages before ordering that part. If you do wind up replacing that part I would also recommend replacing the closet seal while you're at it. And finally - there is another gasket that I've had fail a couple of times. For details refer to my Amazon review of the Bravura toilet...

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-r...SIN=B0006GF65M

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Old 07-08-2019, 04:28 PM   #3
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Default Re: Thetford Bravura toilet - flushes whenever bathroom or kitchen faucet is on

Thanks, onemanvan.

I am definitely planning to replace all the gaskets as preventative maintenance since, as you point out, you have to remove the toilet anyway.
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:24 PM   #4
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Default Re: Thetford Bravura toilet - flushes whenever bathroom or kitchen faucet is on

One star review! Guess Amazon doesn't allow no stars.

Although not ecological, the price of a new Bravura one on sale may be worth it compared to the costs of the various replacement pieces. The toilet plastic is already old.

Double-check older threads re some hard-to-find plastic valve which came with Westfalia but not the Bravura. Don't remember who found one.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...let#post686825

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Old 07-09-2019, 12:42 AM   #5
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Default Re: Thetford Bravura toilet - flushes whenever bathroom or kitchen faucet is on

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One star review! Guess Amazon doesn't allow no stars.

Although not ecological, the price of a new Bravura one on sale may be worth it compared to the costs of the various replacement pieces. The toilet plastic is already old.

Double-check older threads re some hard-to-find plastic valve which came with Westfalia but not the Bravura. Don't remember who found one.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...let#post686825
I agree, simply replacing the toilet is probably best!
I've replaced mine twice now.
At first I tried replacing gaskets & seals, etc...
As you noted - the parts are expensive.
Very labor intensive and dirty job!
Caution: When replacing the toilet don't forget to remove the micro switch from the old toilet and install it on the new one!

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