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Thetford Sanicon 700 Motor Replacement

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Engineerlt

Thetford Sanicon 700 Motor Replacement
« on: March 13, 2022, 05:32:26 pm »
Here is a couple pictures and a little I learned about changing out the Thetford Sanicon 700 macerator pump. The macerator pump is located in a small plastic tank between the grey and black water tanks on the 2552. The part numbers are 97518, gets you the tank and pump; 97508 gets you just the pump. I bought the tank and pump because I couldn't just get the pump (sold out). I reused the old tank so I didn't have to mess with installing new piping on the new tank.
To remove the pump you must remove the tank, which means ensure your holding tanks are empty.
1)  I removed the tank by disconnecting the piping from the tanks at the tank discharge valves (removed the 4 bolts and nuts at each valve)and let the Auto Drain valve actuators hang by the wires.
2) Cut the 4 wires going to the pump, and then removed the long piece of bar stock that was zip screwed across the blackwater piping attached to the frame and hitch. NOTE: this piece of metal was wearing through the blackwater piping, (added rubber between metal and black water piping to prevent further chafing during assembly).
3) Then the tank could be removed.
4) I then removed the cover, 8 Philips screws and opened it up.
5) The pump is under the cover and is mounted with 4 Phillip screws. The discharge slides into a pocket and is sealed by a O-ring. The wires are sealed by a rubber sleeve with a gromet on the end.
6) Pull the pump out of the tank.
7) I simply reversed the process to install the tank, the only issue I had was getting the valves aligned back into position. I ended up getting the sealing ring for the black water valve out of position when I bolted it in. I should have operated the valve by hand, but used the Auto Drain valve actuator and it ended up breaking the gear box inside the actuator (currently on order)
8) Wired the pump back up. The pump has an internal overload, so it has 4 wires.  The Black wire is positive, the white wire is negative and the 2 blue wires are the internal overload. One of the overloads wires are connected in series with the switch to the pump and relay that supplies power to the motor, the other wire is connected with the ground wire of the motor.

I took the opportunity to install new valves and actually use my pressure washer  to clean the inside of the holding tanks which came out very clean. I have a variety of ends and fittings that allow me the option to spray at 90 degrees etc with the pressure washer.

I probably should have took more pictures. I have included pictures of the ohm readings of the motor and overload, new and old so if you have issues you can see my readings from old not working to new and working.

Very Respectfully
Lance

« Last Edit: March 13, 2022, 05:42:05 pm by Engineerlt »

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Re: Thetford Sanicon 700 Motor Replacement
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2022, 09:39:17 am »
AWESOME writeup. Thank you sir.

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Re: Thetford Sanicon 700 Motor Replacement
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2022, 06:27:07 pm »
Lance, great job. Thanks for showing the multi meter readings. Hope I never have the problem.  :)Chuck
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Re: Thetford Sanicon 700 Motor Replacement
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2022, 03:24:36 pm »
I first want to thank Lance for his help and support providing great information on how to switch out my macerator pump.  My pump, over the last several months, just didn't pump efficiently.  Sometimes it wouldn't even power up unless I knocked on the macerator tank.  I followed Lance's great instructions which helped out tremendously when I switched my pump out.

Couple of further recommendations to add to Lance's post:

1)  Have someone assist you.  It was great having a second set of hands especially when putting the strap on holding the tank and aligning the drain pipes to the valves

2)  Clean or replace the valve gaskets.  When you re-insert them put them on the drain pipe side  (flange)

3)  There are two blue wires on the tank.  It doesn't matter which blue wire you reconnect to the ground (white)

4)  The "O"ring that came with the new tank doesn't seem to fit as well as the original "O" ring.   I cleaned the original "O"ring and using plumbers grease reused the ring.

5)  Hope that your macerator pump will live out it's life during the entire time you own your rig.  And always carry a back up sewer hose

Dave

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Re: Thetford Sanicon 700 Motor Replacement
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2022, 05:44:13 pm »
Hello Dave
It sounds like you got the pump installed and working. Glad it worked out for you and yes a second set of hands would be helpful, just couldn't convince my wife to help me on this project....

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Lance