I got an American Std. toilet from the 1950's. Fluidmaster fill-valve was
maybe 10 years ago.
Tanks fills OK, but it seeps a little after fill-up. I push the float down a
little and it stops. Let go and it seeps again, constantly running a little
water into the overflow tube.
I tried adjustments, didn't seem to help.
Valve is shot, needs to be replace. Eh? I wouldn't even post query if it
didn't stop seeping when float is depressed. Never saw the guts of one of
It needs a 50 cent part, maybe a dollar at the BORG. The same part fits them
all so no matter which model you are good to go.
Here is a random site from Google search showing the part:
No tools required to replace the part.
Please come visit http://www.househomerepair.com
Thanks, I found the replacement seal no problem, but ...
I can't get the idiot cap off. Instructions say "remove the Valve cap (Model
400A: lift arm first) by rotating 1/8 turn counterclockwise." It won't rotate.
It's a 400A. From the top, ya can't see how the idiot cap fastens on. And
my head won't fit down in the tank. :-(
What's the combination? I don't wanna break their silly flogging valve.
The problem is not replacing the whole 10 buck item from the get-go.
Remember, the next trip you make for parts for this you have to add
wasted travel costs to the parts that didn't work or other old internal
parts that fail in the near future.
According to the IRS:
"For 2010, the standard mileage rate for the cost of operating your car
for business use is 50 cents per mile."
Then again, maybe it will last another 10 years....
There seem to be two different style 400A valves. With one type, you
remove the top by just pressing down and turning, but the other type
requires prying off the black plastic cap (can be done by hand) and
then prying up on the two tabs (next to the arrows) so the valve can
be turned counter clockwise:
On Tue, 9 Nov 2010 13:29:44 -0800 (PST), "larry moe 'n curly"
At least 2. Maybe more. Maybe lots more.
None of this stuff worked for mine. I just ripped the whole thing out and
Mutha-F*** Fluidmaster **AND** The Idiot Donkey That It Rode In On!!
Sounds like a good idea. But ftr, I made my Fluidmaster into quiet
fill by turning the water mostly off. Yes, it takes 5 minutes to fill
now, but in my case, it doesn't matter as long as I don't hear it.
There is a height adjustment on these also. You move the ring up and
slide the whole valve off, then replace the valve w/float.
Replacing the disc valve will work most of the time...but there is a
swearing factor to deal with!
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