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When there is a load on the motor and it is surging this is an indication of not enough water getting to the front of the pump.
Check the water flowing inside the tub going from the jet opposite the suction cover.
Sounds to me like you may be getting cavitation because the pump is pulling in too many air bubbles from the jet.
Close the air control and/or move the direction of the eyeball from pointing at the suction cover and see if that helps.

Rod
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American... | Answered on Apr 09, 2014


Hi AaronYC,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumbe.

Your problem is: Installed a new American Standard Cadet 3 toilet bowl and tank at home. When you turn the water supply on, the tank refills normally and stops normally. After you flush, the refill is very slow. When it refills normally the water comes out from the bottom of the pipe (i.e. the pipe that houses the float cup) and when it is refilling slowly, it comes from the top of the pipe. Sometimes (but not always), you can shut the water supply off and when you turn it back on, the flow of water goes from slow to fast instantly - but you haven't been able to recreate this consistently.

These are the facts. American Standard has been keeping costs down by out sourceing. Their toilets are now built in third world countries and parts are made cheap. They're all doing it. Quality control is pretty good but your toilet came with a bad "ballcock". That's the refill part on the left. Because it's new, if you take the ball **** back to place of purchase they should give you new. If not, they cost less than $ 10.00 and easy to replace.

Feel free contact me again!
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Thank you,
Harvey your Master Plumber

American... | Answered on Apr 07, 2014


I think fitting of your shower is not proper. You have to fit it properly if you can or you can call a nearest Plumber to solve your problem.

American... | Answered on Mar 13, 2014


The roof vent for the toilets is shared. It is the pipe (on the roof) that lets water in the drain system. When clogged, it causes what you have. A garden hose placed in the roof vent (and turned on) may clear the blockage (could be leafs or pine straw or a dead bird). Needs to be cleared... I have used a plumbers snake with 100% success....but you may not have one...so the garden hose suggestion. Be careful on the roof.

American... | Answered on Mar 11, 2014


I would say if you use heat use a heat gun. Better heat but be careful, they are much hotter than you think and you do not want to damage the finish.

American... | Answered on Mar 04, 2014


Right now you are having to turn it on/off by using the circuit breaker or just unplugging the pump right?
Is this a button you depress or an electric button like you would find on a microwave?
If it is a button you depress to turn it on/off then the problem is most likely the air switch located in the motor under the skirt of the tub.
If it is an electric button then it may be the control box under the tub that needs to be replaced.

Rod
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American... | Answered on Feb 26, 2014


You may have dirt getting into your water from the well and clogging the fill valves in your toilets. Valve assembly can be opened and cleaned out from the top. Instructions are available on AS website for your model. (Note) If you are picking up material from your well, a sediment filter should be added to your water line.

American... | Answered on Feb 01, 2014


Usually seeping is from under the flapper. Replace flapper with one designed for that model. Avoid generic flappers.

American... | Answered on Feb 01, 2014


Water is either running (1) into the overflow tube or (2) out to the toilet under the flapper at the bottom of the tank. If (1) lower the ball or float. Done differently depending on model. If (2) replace the flapper with new flapper designed for your model. (Note: Raise manually the float valve and if water still runs out the little tube that goes into the overflow tube then fill valve is defective. Replace it.)

American... | Answered on Feb 01, 2014


Could be a chunk of scale in the valve. Need to turn off water supply and take valve apart. If nothing is found, turn water supply on to give line a 'quick' flush and turn back off. If this does not help, you probably have an obstruction somewhere in the hot supply line and a plumber may be needed unless you are handy. Good luck.

American... | Answered on Jan 01, 2014


I live in a mobile home park and that is what i do as the park handyman. The fastest way... cut the pipe with a recipricating saw and remove a long section. Knock it to let all the ice slide out. bring it into a warm shop for a while if you have to or run warm water through it. place a micro furnace near the sewer and use a heatgun if more ice is at the other end. Once things are clear, use two 3 inch fernco adapters and clamp everything back together. (i always keep a couple on hand just in case this happens) Make sure the lean is perfectly angled with no place for water to sit or this is what happens.

American... | Answered on Nov 30, 2013


follow this steps and fix it. God bless you
Clear a blocked water intake:
  1. Twist-off or unscrew the intake cover.
  2. Clean the intake cover with an old toothbrush and powdered laundry detergent. Rinse any soap residue from the cover before reinstalling.
  3. Replace the cover.
Replace a jet:
  1. Identify the damaged or inoperative jet and make sure it requires replacement.
  2. Follow the owner's manual instructions for removing the old jet. Some twist out by hand while others require a special wrench.
  3. Find an exact replacement jet (through a pool or spa supplier) and install the new jet.

American... | Answered on Nov 24, 2013


t sounds like you have a bad air switch located in your motor.
The air switch is what the air hose connects to on the back of the motor or on the box on top of the motor. The other end of the air hose is connected to the air button on the lip of the tub.
This is a latching air switch and when you push the air button it latches to send power to the motor. When the air button is pushed again it opens the latch in the air switch and stops power going to the motor shutting it off.
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American... | Answered on Nov 15, 2013

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