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Several things cause a slow filling or non-filling valve.1. After several years of use the seal of the 400A toilet fill valve can become swollen, causing a slower fill. 2. The inlet of the valve or the water supply line is plugged with debris. 3. New installations, if using a straight pipe as a water supply line, it may be extended too far inside the bottom of the valve shank. 4. New installation, the valve cone washer was used with the wrong supply line.
The solutions are:1. Replace the swollen seal with the # 242 seal. They are available at your local hardware stores that carry Fluidmaster products. 2. The valve can be cleaned by using the house pressure to clear debris from the valve body. Turn the water off, flush the tank and remove the top cap. Hold a cup upside down over the fill valve and turn on the water to the toilet. You should get a forceful stream of water coming out of the fill valve. If no water or very little water flows up through the valve you may have debris lodged deeper in the valve. Simply remove the water supply line under the tank and use a metal hanger that you can straighten, starting at the top of the valve ream out the center of the valve until the debris drops out from the bottom of the valve. If this does not resolve your problem you may want to repair your valve with a new 242 seal. 3. Shut off water supply, unscrew the coupling nut and cut the supply line shorter. It should not extend more than ½” inside the fill valve shank. 4. If you used the cone washer that was supplied with the Fluidmaster Kit on a flexible supply line you have plugged the shank. Simply remove the cone washer and use the supply line as is. If you threw away the cone washer from the supply line you will need to replace the supply line.
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 | Fluidmaster
If your toilet tank flapper is 5 years old - just change it. The time saved will outweigh the cost of fussing with an aged flapper. Take a look at our product listing to find a similar flapper. Several of our flappers including the 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 5051 and 555C now come with built-in Microban protection.
If the flapper is under 5 years old check the rubber surface for debris. Wipe slime and/or debris from the underside and seat with clean cloth. If you see warping or waviness of the flat rubber piece then replace it. If you use chlorine tablets in the tank this would be the cause of the warping. Remove the tablet (it damages parts in the tank) and replace with 8300 Flush n Sparkle with chlorine bowl cleaning system. (You need a refill hose supplying water to the overflow pipe for the 8300 kit to work).
Cut excess chain if it is interfering with the seating of the flapper. Makes sure the chain is not too straight. It may lift the flapper from seat. Have ¼” to ½” slack in chain.
Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 | Fluidmaster
The 502 Universal PerforMAX High Performance Toilet Flapper is a true universal replacement that successfully optimizes toilets with 1.28-3.5 gallons per flush or higher (most other “Universal” flappers in the marketplace only cover half this range). Each type of toilet has unique specifications to optimize its performance. The 502 adjustment mechanism allows the user to meet those specifications to ensure optimal performance whereas other flappers do not. This not only optimizes performance but also ensures that the minimal amount of water is used with each flush thus helping reduce wasteful water consumption.
Fluidmaster’s 502 Universal PerforMAX High Performance Toilet Flapper With Microban® has built-in Microban® protection which keeps the flapper cleaner by fighting flapper breakdown due to bacteria on the flapper itself. It addition, The 502 Universal PerforMAX High Performance Toilet Flapper has a rigid frame to ensure a good seal flush after flush, and a kink-free chain to eliminate the need to jiggle the handle.
Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 | Fluidmaster
Fluidmaster products are now being featured on Proud Green Home which publishes credible and useful online news and information that enables an audience of homeowners, plumbers, homebuilders, remodelers, architects, developers, product suppliers and others to create more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable homes. Several types of energy efficient and water saving products are featured on Proud Green Home including videos, white papers, and blogs. This is a completely free website for you to visit and we are excited about being featured on their website. Fluidmaster’s Click Seal® Water Supply Connectors, Toilet Flappers with Microban®, Toilet Fill Valve, Dual Flush Toilet Converter System and the Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner are currently featured on Proud Green Home.
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Friday, Jan 17, 2014 | Fluidmaster
You may be surprised to know that Oprah Winfrey knows how to fix her own toilet! This candid photo was taken recently by Gayle King and posted on Instagram. We at Fluidmaster strive to make toilet repair an easy task to do. Not only do we have all the products you would need to repair your toilet but our products are also designed to save water. If you have never repaired a toilet before, please visit our Fix-It-Zone.Click to see Oprah fixing her toilet
Friday, Jan 10, 2014 | Fluidmaster
Fluidmaster, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of toilet tank components and trim announced today its acquisition of the Kolektor Liv based in Postojna, Slovenia. Kolektor Liv has been one of a leading European provider of sanitary ware products, including in-wall and concealed cisterns, under the LIV® and Schwab® brands actively sold in over 30 countries in Europe and in the Middle East.
“Fluidmaster and Kolektor have been discussing a potential collaboration for some time and we jointly determined that this acquisition is the best way to serve both existing and prospective customers in Europe and beyond,” said Robert AndersonSchoepe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fluidmaster. “This acquisition supports our corporate objective to continue strengthening our core business in the European market, in part by adding to our cistern product portfolio.”
“We selected Fluidmaster on basis of its ability to ensure future growth equal to or even greater than our own strategic plan for the sanitaryware business, coupled with our social responsibility towards the local community and environment in which Kolektor Liv operates,” explained Radovan Bolko, Kolektor CEO. “Fluidmaster shares our vision of maintaining workplaces and plans to further develop the business from its existing location.”
The structure of employees and the management of Kolektor Liv marketing sanitary products under the existing LIV and Schwab brands will remain in place. “We are excited about this particular location as a base for expanding our European operations,” stated Todd Talbot, Fluidmaster President. “Through our discussions, we have gained great respect for the leaders of this business and look forward to fully integrating them into the Fluidmaster team.”
“Fluidmaster, LIV and Schwab products are very complementary and we believe our combined sales teams will be able to grow the business with this comprehensive product portfolio,” said Uroš Likar, Managing Director of Kolektor Liv. “Fluidmaster is poised to fully leverage the potential in our operations, products and people and we look forward to a bright future for the new enterprise.”
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 | Fluidmaster
With the Holidays just around the corner, the last thing you would want to deal with is a leaky or running toilet. Here are some 10 simple steps that you can take today to make sure that your toilet is functioning properly:
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A new page called "Fluidmaster Advatange" has been added to our website under the tab "Why Fluidmaster". The contents of this page is designed to help you choose the right Fluidmaster product for your toilet repair needs.
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It may not be first on your list of projects but fixing that toilet is an important one! Whether it’s running, leaking or your spouse is nagging you to do something about it because the water bill is too high, it’s time to lift the lid and see what’s going on. Upgrade your toilet to a high performing, water saving toilet in 30 minutes with a Fluidmaster Duo Flush!Read More
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2012 | Barbara O'Brian
Keeping your toilet bowl nice and clean is never a glamorous job, but someone has to do it. It’s a dreaded task that no one ever looks forward to completing. Finding the best toilet bowl cleaner is the perfect way to reduce the time and effort it takes to clean your toilet. Believe it or not, some toilet bowl cleaners are harsh enough to void the warranty of some toilets, due to the damage done to tank components. So, when looking for the best toilet bowl cleaners you need to look for cleaners that are safe on the toilet tank and septic systems but strong enough to really combat stains. Other features like the scent and ability to reduce or eliminate scrubbing are also taken into consideration.Read More
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A Canadian community-based social marketing initiative for Water Conservation, called The Blue Dot, is getting a lot of mail. We can learn something from the Canadians, who like us, hate waste, but understand that waste motivates people especially well when it is waste that provides no benefit.Read More
Tuesday, Dec 06, 2011 | Barbara O’Brian
Welcome to the new look of Fluidmaster! We have been working diligently to develop a new web site experience for you, the Do-It-Yourself Fluidmaster® customer, our OEM partners and our International associates. We are very excited to embark on this new adventure, and we hope that you will enjoy navigating our new site.Read More