Question about American Standard 2294.011.020 Afwall Elongated Wall-ADA Retrofit Toilet
I installed the above about 1 year ago. Shortly after installation, the toilet would start to refill about 1-2 times an hour. I took the top off and you could see and hear it leaking slightly thus why the refill. The setup is unique and simple but I have tried everything from adjusting the way the seal is seated to replacing the seal/rubber gasket. Sometimes when you flush the seal doesn't seat properly and the toilet leaks constantly and refills every 5 minutes. I either flush toilet again or adjust the seal and the problem seems to go away until the next flush.
There is none. I thought I had an unusual case but after replace numerous flappers (some purchased and some sent by AS, this toilet will continue to leak into the bowl. American Standard sent a new complete flush valve and that did not work. This toilet has leaked for 4 years now and I have to shut the water off manually. Good flush, bad design for water retention. Contacting AS two weeks ago asking for a replacement tank has met with stall while they review. I'm done waiting. Two Kohlers in the house do not leak a drip. Guess what happens today? If I do not have contact back today I'm going to the local home center and buying a Kohler, and will be a stuanch critic of AS fixtures in that aisle from this day forward. They know anout this but can not fix it. Cram that five year warranty. Like the line in the movie said, "Guaranteed, I can sh** in the box and mark it guaranteed, and you would have a guaranteed piece of sh**.
Posted on Nov 13, 2010
Get a new filler assembly. the water in the tank is heavy enough to close the seal completely. or the rubber seal is not making contact. thats' why the leak.
change the whole assemble ususally correct the problem.
adjuste the flow to about 1/4 to 1/3 under the over flow. if that still don't give you the pressure. you ca adjust the flow tube to 1/5 under the cover. that is the max.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
I have the same problem with my Cadet 3, which started about 6 years after Purchase. I tried replacing the flapper and it still leaks. Then I found out it is NOT the flapper. I turned off the water supply and after 10 hours all the water drained out of the tank, and that includes water BELOW the flapper valve seat. I have seen several places it is the tank to bowl seal, and possibly a rough surface on the porcelain where they join which needs to be sanded before replacing the seal. Since mine developed late I suspect it is partly due to the bleach in our water system compromising the valve seat where it meets the tank bottom. We treat our spring fed household water tank by hand, and the bleach concentration varies with water inflow and outflow. (We are now cutting back on the bleach.) Before I pull apart the toilet to install a new gasket, I will try two things: 1) tighten the bolts holding the tank down. If that doesn't work 2) I will pack some plumber's putty around the the base of the valve seat where it meets the tank bottom. I will report back with the results.
Edit: The directions that came with the toilet said not to use plumbers putty. I fixed it with a generic Fluid Master Flush 3" Toilet Flush Valve Kit, which comes with overflow tube and valve, tank to bowl seal, and tank coupler seal and hardware. At around $15 at Home Depot it is only a $1 more than the American Standard coupler kit (and it is in stock, the AS kit has to be ordered). The Fluid Master kit has independent seals for the tank connecting bolts, which makes it a better configuration than the original. It is sealed with two gaskets and bolts which are tightened to the bottom of the tank (instead of just one nut per bolt at the bottom of the bowl). The same bolts then extend and attach to the bowl with a second nut. This independent seal means that the tank can be removed without breaking these seals. The only drawback is getting the bolts properly aligned for the bowl attachment since there is no bushing to center the bolts in the tank holes as in the original. I recommend either using the original bushings (cut them off the seal) or rubber tubing for this bolt alignment.
Posted on Apr 07, 2017
I had the same problem with my AS Hamilton one piece. I replaced the flapper but the problem still existed where the unit kept on refilling every now and again. Checked with American Standard only to be told that they do not carry the parts and we would have to replace the whole flush system with a generic model with an internal expander which makes the seal. I decided to use a Master Plumber tank to bowl seal #233 and it works just fine. This cost was $3 versus $45 for some generic fix. All you need is a socket wrench of the correct size. Just remove the flapper and float arm for easy access. Don't over tighten the new washer as it may crack the internal bowl flange.
Posted on Jan 07, 2016
Re: Replace flush valve seal
The American Standard Cadet 3 flowise one piece toilet uses a flapper valve with a soft nylon washer to seal against the water outlet.
Over time this nylon washer develops 'puckers' causing water to seep between the nylon washer and the seat of the flapper. This seepage causes the water level in the tank to drop to a point where the water inlet valve opens to replace the lost water in the tank.
There are two ways to correct this problem:
1. Replace the soft nylon washer on the flapper, or
2. Replace the entire flapper valve.
Hope this solution helps.
Posted on Sep 02, 2015
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