American Standard 4021 White Cadet 3 Toilet Tank Lid - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


If your contractor supplied the toilet, then it is his/her problem, not yours. If you supplied the toilet, then: take a mirror and examine under the lip of the bowl. How does the glazing look? Are there areas without glaze? If so, these bare areas are a breeding ground for bad odors. You can try a thorough cleaning both inside the bowl and around the outside of the toilet with an amonia cleaning product. If you use amonia, DO NOT use bleach: the two combined create a deadly gas. Whatever you do, do not hang a bleach based product inside the tank: the bleach will eat away at anything rubber inside the tank. There is a bleach product that hangs inside the tank and disperses the bleach directly into the tube that leads to the toilet bowl. This would be OK.

American... | Answered on Jun 14, 2015 | 966 views


Was taking over two minutes to fill. Problem was with fill valve.
To resolve problem either replace fill valve or remove the flow restriction. Here is how I done it.

Turn off water!!!!
Remove the supply line.
Inside of the fill valve is a rubber piece. It is about 3/4" in diameter by about 1" long. This rubber piece has become distorted after years of use. This has to be removed.
Believe it or not, use a corkscrew and thread it into the rubber piece that is located in the very lower section of the fill valve. You can't see it so you will have to feel. Pull it out.
Re-connect the supply line.
Turn on water.
Check for leaks.
Problem solved.
NOTE>>> This only works for American Standard fill valves.

American... | Answered on May 04, 2012 | 981 views


The flapper that stops water from entering the bowl after flushing needs adjustment. The chain is probably to short.

American... | Answered on Mar 12, 2014 | 361 views


Replace or adjust the flapper.

American... | Answered on Aug 29, 2011 | 110 views


Hi keithn60...

I had the same problem one time with my toilet tank, the answer is to put some silicone on the seal washer between the take and bowl assembly and to use a level on the tank to tighten it just enough to be level and not leak.
Please take time to rate me

American... | Answered on Mar 12, 2014 | 804 views


You will have some movement..........If to much movement use shorter bolts or build it up eith wasers.

American... | Answered on Sep 04, 2010 | 196 views


sometimes theres caps on top pop the cap and tighten the screws and sometimes there are nut or wing nuts on the bottom...simple enough for you?

American... | Answered on Sep 06, 2019 | 40 views


Depends how old your toilet is, it may be a calcium build up problem on your little inlet pipe inside your tank, but first check your water shut off valve on left side of your toilet near the wall....It may not be open all the way OR the valve has an issue...

American... | Answered on Jul 12, 2019 | 46 views


Hey, One thing is that maybe there might be some loose plastic shavings in the fill line. From the Factory? or maybe was inside the water line going to the toilet when you connected the line to toilet. Shut off the water and get some towels and something to catch the water and disconnect it from the toilet and use bowl or what ever to catch the water and slowly turn it on and see if anything comes out. Maybe if it is in the line inside the toilet it might fall out by lightly tapping on the fill line inside the toilet to help it fall out. Just a thought when you said it "Sings" that sounds like trash inside the line going to the filler tube and bowl, hey try it who knows it might work. Okay

American... | Answered on Jul 12, 2019 | 77 views


Hi,

First, carefully remove your tank lid, and place it where it won't break or fall. Look for a four-digit number located on the back of the tank, near the water level mark. This is your tank model number. If the number starts with a two, it is a one-piece toilet.

Then....visit this link:
https://www.americanstandard-us.com/parts-support/faqs/toilets

Good Luck!

American... | Answered on May 06, 2019 | 56 views


More likely the sensor has malfunctioned.

American... | Answered on Nov 24, 2018 | 69 views


these are called phantom flushes. the water is slowly leaking around flapper or the is a scratch of the flapper seat. I use fluidmaster parts

American... | Answered on Nov 12, 2018 | 198 views


Toilets wear out from mineral deposits. Fixn may cost more then new. Googl used commodes first

American... | Answered on Nov 04, 2018 | 171 views


  • Flapper at bottom not sealing correctly
  • Defective fill valve

American... | Answered on Aug 29, 2018 | 127 views

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