Question about Kohler Home
We live on the 4th floor and we get a sewer smell during use especially after use. I have checked out acouple of other 4th floor toilets and do not detect the sewer smell. I can't live with this.
Are there any floor drains in the room and an unused bathtub or shower? if so the water may have evaporated from the trap and allow the sewer gas smell. try pouring water into all the drains and see if it is still happening. more elaborate problem may be a broken vent stack in a wall.
Posted on Apr 09, 2015
There may be something clogging the trap. You can try an applicartion of toilet cleaner, NOT ordinary drain cleaner to see whether the problem goes away. You may have to repeat the process a few times
Posted on Apr 23, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
We invited Roto Rooter out and he had it snaked out in about 2 minutes flat! No more problems for now. I think we need to purchase one of those tools!
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
there is no air release. the vent must be clogged somewhere. you can take a hose up there and see if it drains all the way or floods over. since the tub drain has a trap and the toilet itself is a trap, there has to bee a good amount of air pressure coming up without a release. i would say an obstruction. possibly at the junction of the main and the vent.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
The wax ring would only help if the toilet wasn't sealed to the drain. Is the odor coming up through the toilet? If so then your water level must be low in the bowl, allowing the trap to be open to air. Make sure the little hose from the fill valve is dumping into the overflow. This helps make sure the toilet stays full, when refilling.
Posted on Jul 23, 2010
SOURCE: The toilet tank doesn't fill
Kohler toliets can be a pain to repair. I have found with them that the only thing to do with them is go to a plumbing company, take the model number with you and replace all in the inner parts to it. You will replace the fill valve and flush valve. After I do this on Kohler I don't have anymore problems with them. It should work for you, just make sure they are Kohler parts. Good Luck
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Posted on May 16, 2011
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