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I have 5 kohler pressure assist toilets with flushmate 503 series tanks in my home. Several of my bowls have minimal to no bowl rinse. My water pressure is more than adequate. I recently changed a flushmate tank on one of my toilets that does rinse well and noticed a hole knocked out of the porceline just to the right and to the back of the hole that the flushmate delivers its supply of water to the bowl. On installation or construction is there a hole that needs to be knocked out to allow water delivery to the rim for an adequate bowl rinse. The water delivery and pressure to the bottom of the bowl is great. I believe it would flush a brick if placed in the bottom but the bowl rinse is terrible. We have to keep a pitcher in each bathroom so water can be drawn from the faucet to rinse the sides and front of the bowl. thanks...Ken

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  • dherzog126 Nov 18, 2011

    are these 1.4gpf or 1.6gfp toilets? It should be printed behind the seat on the porcelain.

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There are two holes in the top of the bowl where the tank attaches. As you indicate, one hole delivers water to the jet at the inlet to trap passageway, and another smaller hole to direct water to the rim.

I have seen in some cases the gasket that seals the tank to the bowl block the smaller rim-fed hole. All you need to do is knotch the gasket where the hole is located and re-install the gasket so the knotch is located over the hole. If you have any other questions please call the 800 phone number on top of the Flushmate.

Posted on May 19, 2011

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    Jim Hirschauer Dec 01, 2013

    I used this fix on 3 powerflush toilets in my house and it worked great. My toilets actually rinse the side of the bowl now!

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Sounds peculiar to have that water level since you would get splashing etc.
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Quick web search turned up Kohler contact page: http://www.us.kohler.com/general/contact.jsp
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Phone: 1-800-4KOHLER (1-800-456-4537)
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