Blocked Saniflo - What to do in the first instance.

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SANIFLO BLOCKED OR THE PIPEWORK HAS A BLOCKAGE. 
TURN OFF POWER SUPPLY TO THE UNIT & CALL FOX & Co.


In such a situation the thermal cutout device in the Saniflo motor will in fact protect it, but to be safe it is better to turn the motor off.

This will normally be done at the unswitched fused connector to which the Saniflo is wired. Just pull out the fuse and the power will be cut. When the thermal cutout cycle is operating the machine will alternate between periods of being on and off eg. motor running for a couple of minutes until maximum temperature
has been reached, then off for say 20 minutes while the motor cools down, then back on again etc.

CLEANING /DESCALING PROCEDURE FOR YOUR SANIFLO

Regular usage of the Saniflo Descaler/Cleanser (available from your Saniflo supplier) prolongs the life of your macerator, keeps the activating mechanism clear and helps maintain efficiency by reducing scale build-up. It is harmless to septic tank operation. The following procedure is particularly effective in disinfecting/descaling your Saniflo. (In the event that you cannot obtain Saniflo cleanser, household bleaches and disinfectants will also help to cleanse your Saniflo)

  1.  Remove fuse or switch off power to unit 
  2. Pour a strong dose of Saniflo cleanser/descalent or normal household WC disinfectant or bleach (say ½ bottle) into the WC pan. 
  3.  Flush the WC 
  4.  Leave for about 2 to 3 hours (or overnight for even better results) 
  5.  Switch power on, allowing unit to pump out, flush WC.

Breakdowns. 
Saniflo simply not working or not not clearing bowl contents.

Noises. 
Saniflo’s humming or buzzing can be caused by jammed macerator or pump blades or a worn-out capacitor, all of which can be fixed apart from a worn-out motor, which means replacing the unit.

Vibration and movements. 
If your Saniflo is vibrating or jumping around during operation, it’s probably because there are baby wipes or other foreign objects caught on the macerator blade. We can clear the obstruction and fix the problem.

Foul smells. If your Saniflo is more than four years old, it will need descaling or manual cleaning. We can do either or both of these for you, helping to address the problem of bad odours.

Leaks. 
Leaks in a 
Saniflo unit can be caused by a jammed pump, a worn switch, a worn membrane or loose connecting joints, all of which can easily be fixed.

Intermittent starts. 
If your 
Saniflo starts up intermittently for no reason, you could have one of several problems: a faulty membrane and switch, a leaking tap filling up the Saniflo and setting it off, a leaking internal overflow, a shrunken membrane or a leaky non-return valve. 

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