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Toilet tank is refilling slowly.

Installed a new American Standard Cadet 3 toilet bowl and tank at home. When I turn the water supply on, the tank refills normally and stops normally. After I flush, the refill is very slow. When it refills normally the water comes out from the bottom of the pipe (i.e. the pipe that houses the float cup) and when it is refilling slowly, it comes from the top of the pipe. Sometimes (but not always), I can shut the water supply off and when I turn it back on, the flow of water goes from slow to fast instantly - but I haven't been able to recreate this consistently. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Aaron

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  • AaronYC Oct 24, 2008

    Great suggestion and insight. Your solution worked! Thanks a Million!!

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I have a american standard cadet with 3 inch opening. Lately it will not flush right. When I flush the water will not go out.We took the toilet off and nothing in the drain was plugged .The toilet was not plugged. Could it be the way the water is flowing?Sometimes it will flush good. I do put the clorox tabs in the tank, could a part of it be clogging the water flow ?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    NO WATER coming into the tank. Shut off untouched and remains ON.

    float moves properly; flapper fine. WHY did the water stop coming back into the toilet??

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    tank refills slowly

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Hi AaronYC,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumbe.

Your problem is: Installed a new American Standard Cadet 3 toilet bowl and tank at home. When you turn the water supply on, the tank refills normally and stops normally. After you flush, the refill is very slow. When it refills normally the water comes out from the bottom of the pipe (i.e. the pipe that houses the float cup) and when it is refilling slowly, it comes from the top of the pipe. Sometimes (but not always), you can shut the water supply off and when you turn it back on, the flow of water goes from slow to fast instantly - but you haven't been able to recreate this consistently.

These are the facts. American Standard has been keeping costs down by out sourceing. Their toilets are now built in third world countries and parts are made cheap. They're all doing it. Quality control is pretty good but your toilet came with a bad "ballcock". That's the refill part on the left. Because it's new, if you take the ball **** back to place of purchase they should give you new. If not, they cost less than $ 10.00 and easy to replace.

Feel free contact me again!
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Thank you,
Harvey your Master Plumber

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