Plumbing Questions? Ask a Plumbing Expert.
Hello my name isWade and I look forward to helping you!
Is your Kohler a flapper flushe valve or piston?
Do you have a tank inside the porcelain tank. Is this a pressure assist toilet?
I'm just trying to figure out which flush style you have. Did you remove a red gasket? Replace it with a red or yellow one?
Is it actually flushing or is the fill valve justv randomly coming on?
It may be a bad fill valve. Can you see water movement in the bowl?
Anytime. The fill valve should only come on when the level in the tank gets low. Try putting 6-8 drops of food coloring on the tank. Use blue. If you start getting blue water in the bowl after 15 minutes then we know it's going from the tank to the bowl and not leaking elsewhere. Also make sure there is slack in the chain. Is this a touch less flush system or do you have a handle?
A couple of other things. 1. You need to have slack in chain
2. When you removed old gasket did you make sure the piston and the seat were smooth and had no nicks? 3. Make sure all the old gasket was removed. Sometimes little pieces stick and prevent the new gasket from sealing.
2-4 extra links is good. If there is no blue in the bowl then it's not the gasket or the chain. It's most likely the fill valve. Try on last thing. Grasp the bottom of the bolts that hold the tank to the bowl. Are they wet? If not I think you need a fill valve. Use a fluid master 400A
Any other questions? Or are you satisfied with my service?
It is very very easy.
I have no problem with a phone call, but I feel once you have purchased a fill valve and read the instructions you will be able to do it. It is a very simple procedure.
How'd it go???
Okay. I'd appreciate a positive rating and an update once you have tried.