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Old 01-01-2015, 04:54 PM   #1
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Hey all, a quickie question. Last year about this time I gutted the master bath and installed all new Kohler stuff. I took the existing toilet with flush mate and used that one in the 1/2 bath ditching the one that was in there. Since that flush mate is not not being used for a few days at a time it seems to lose it's charge. I never had a problem when it was used several times a day. When this happens if I flush it about ten times it charges up again and works perfectly.

I'm guessing there is a small air leak someplace but could find non using the soap bubbles I use for gas piping. Or maybe it's normal if unused for a few days?
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I agree with you, small leak somewhere. Sounds like a worn o-ring/cartdrige. Idk, just guessing at this point.

Is it a push-button or handle flush? Post a picture of it with cover off if you can. Thanks.

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It's this one here. I think there is a rebuild kit if it starts acting up worse I may look into it or just go with a new unit. The reason I like it beside the obvious that you can flush a whole chicken is that the toilet it's in is fairly short. It's tiny room and most toilets now have a longer footprint that would bring the front end almost into the doorway. (pocket door)
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I agree with you, small leak somewhere. Sounds like a worn o-ring/cartdrige. Idk, just guessing at this point.

Is it a push-button or handle flush? Post a picture of it with cover off if you can. Thanks.

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You might want to get your model # and do some research. One of those models was recalled.
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/...ushing-System/
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You might want to get your model # and do some research. One of those models was recalled.
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/...ushing-System/
Thanks. This was not one of the recalled.
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We had them at work. The only fix was to replace them. The ones we had that leaked were the 501 tanks with the steel ends. All the new ones a complete plastic.
We also a bunch of the recalled ones. They will send you a repair kit for it. Just phone them with the serial numbers off the tanks. The kit includes a pressure regulator that gets installed on the inlet and band that fits around the tank to keep it from blowing in half. The first one took 15-20 minutes to install. After figuring out what needed to be done the rest took about 5-10 minutes. We had to do about 15 tanks total.
The leaking tanks with steel ends.

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