Question about American Standard Cadet 3 Right Height Elongated Toilet by - ADA Compliant

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The bowl does not refill after flush I notice that there is no tube between flush mechanism and stand pipe Is this normal or factory defect

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  • wwtwo Oct 09, 2009

    There is no water spraying/ According to American standard person on help phone our model does not use that tube. I assure therefore that the spigot is blocked Very poor design I would say. If anyone knows how to modify I would very much appreciate it

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Check to see if the tube has come off and fallen to the bottom of the tank or that it was left off when the fill valve was installed. There should be a tube going into the overflow pipe on the valve mechanism. The fill valve should have water spraying out of an orfice wear it would attach while the tank is filling. If you determine that it is missing and can't find it, you will have to try to find one that matches at the hardware store. Worst case would be to put in a new fill valve if you can't find a tube to put on it.

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    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.

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