The American Standard Toilet Flush Valve features plastic construction and a counterbalance style. The flush valve includes a flapper, an O-ring gasket and mounting hardware. Like all American Standard products the Toilet Flush Valve is designed to function flawlessly and is built to last.
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92%of customersrecommend this product34 of 37reviews
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92%of customersrecommend this product34 of 37reviews
We were having a lot of issues with our American Standard one-piece toilet, which was an older model. It was seeping water between the tank and bowl, would not flush...This was the answer to all of our problems. Once we installed this part, we have not had a single problem again. Lifesaver!
Pros: Reliable, Easy to Install, Good Instructions, No Leaks
The part seems well-built enough, but there's no clip or fastener included to secure the chain to the flush handle lift rod. Because of that, I had to just tie it in a little knot and re-tie if periodically until I can locate an appropriate fastener. While it's a kind of small gripe, it's annoying to not have that component. Shipping was fast from Home Depot, but the item itself was the thing. Still, if you have a toilet like mine that won't accept "universal" kits, this is what we have to work with.
I originally rated this product a one star. The product did not come with instructions. As I reported the toilet still leaked after I installed it over and over again. American Standard read my review and I was contacted by a rep. She gave me a phone number to call for help, Unfortunately, their hours of business does not work with my work schedule. So, I could not call them. I was in Home Depot last weekend buying parts for a leaky sink and was helped by Jon (Montgomery County Mall near Bethesda MD). I told him about our toilet problem and he gave me advice that finally fixed the problem. It turns out, it was not the product and the install caused the problem. The water fill line was to low in the tank and was acting like a siphon pulling water out of the tank into the bowl. So, I repositioned the water fill line and WHA LAH! No more leaking toilettes!!!! Thank you Jon for all you did. I upgraded my rating to a three because the product did not come with any instructions.
I bought this to replace a leaky valve. I have installed it and uninstalled it several times. It still does not seal properly. I cleaned the area where the gasket meets with CLR and scrubbed the heck out of the area. I watched several Youtube videos and it still leaks! I am not happy with this product. I could not find a customer service phone number to call for help. What a big waste of my time. I have had less expensive toilets that were easier to repair. Probably will not buy any American Standard products again.
I own three American Standard toilets that are twenty or so years old. For the past several years, I have been trying to find replacement flush valves for them as slow leaks had developed over time. All generic units I tried were poor fits. When I found the genuine AS part on line, I was delighted. The part was a snap to install (took less than five minutes for everything) and stopped the slow leaks entirely. Very glad to have found the part at a reasonable price
Have replaced this part ~every three years, getting it at a plumbing supply AT A:MOST 4X THE COST (w/brass ring)!!! Minerals in my water kept destroying the brass....so the plastic ring is fabulous! The manufacturer should include SS screws instead of the brass and then everything would last longer. I had to add them.
The instructions are clear and the installation was fairly easy. I was disappointed at first because it seemed to leak every so often as the rubber was not seating well. But then after about a week it quit altogether. Before the installation the leak was a constant irritant with the water coming on every hour or two to refill. After the installation the problem was not with the water coming on, but just that the tank would be empty when flush was attempted. The valve is designed to stop the cycling of the leak -refill routine. However, as I noted the leak stopped after about a week.
Ordered 2 of these flushes to repair leaks in my American Standard toilets that use brass assembly. After installing the new plastic version they still have slow leak. I keep tightening them and trying to get the to seal. So far they still have slow leak. Frustrating. They should work perfectly as new and not leak. Hope they will eventually seal. I think it is the rubber stopper that is leaking,
This product works perfect for my American Standard Low Profile 1 piece toilet. I only had to increase the size of the drain hole built into the flush valve to shorten the flush time. Only took me 15 minutes to replace valve and make adjustments. This valve would not require any adjustments in a normal size toilet.
I messed with this problem for too long because I didn't want to have to order the part on line. That was a mistake. The red, non-American Standard replacement flappers available in the store just didn't seal completely. Once this part arrived, I had it swapped out in about 2 minutes (I am generally horrible at DIY projects). On the test flush, I could feel the suction from a good seal between the flapper and the seat. No more running toilet. Note: this part worked well for my American Standard Elisse (model 2008) one piece, low profile toilet. Home Depot had a better online price for this part than other sites I checked.