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Try using one of these A product called Kaboom Bowel Blaster and let it sit in the bowl for a while, then brush clean. This worked for me when others failed. You can try muriatic acid as a toilet bowl cleaner.Again let it sit for a while then brush and flush available from places like Home depot.Sometimes the toilets are not glazed as well as they should be you might call it a defect I call it poor quality control.

American... | Answered on Aug 07, 2014


Probably a mineral buildup. Pour a bucket of water into the bowl so that the bowl flushes but does not refill with water. In other words you want as little water in the bowl as possible so it wont dilute the cleaner. Use an acid cleaner like lime away in the bowl. Let it set for several hours or over night,. then scrub with toilet brush. Lime away is fairly safe but try not to splash it on your clothes or yourself. Wash it away if you do.
You may have to repeat to finish the job.

American... | Answered on Aug 01, 2014


remove horseshoe shaped retaining clip. twist stem back and forth while pulling stem. if it still wont come out, you may have to buy a stem puller

American... | Answered on Jul 23, 2014


Your theory may be correct. I have found that replacement flappers vary widely in quality and lifespan.

American... | Answered on Jul 20, 2014


change the flapper on the bottom otherwise it runs on

American... | Answered on Jul 19, 2014


It's as simple as getting the right size vanity top and a tube of silicone

American... | Answered on Jun 20, 2014


Air Switch Repair
It 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 May 25, 2014


Hi Joey, The problem is likely that the switch is installed incorrectly. I'm sorry I don't recommend or advise any repair of a appliance that is water/electrical by anyone other than an authorized repair person. Furthermore, I would not use the appliance again until you have have professional repairs done.

American... | Answered on May 20, 2014


If your pump will not shut off when you push the button on the tub then you have a bad air switch in the motor.

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American... | Answered on May 01, 2014


Not normal for that to happen but the jet faces on the two back jets may be turned off or down.
Try turning the face of the jet clockwise and see if you get more water flow out of each jet.

Rod
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American... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014


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

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