I have 2 Mansfield 1.6l toilets that are about 6 years old that frequently
block. I see that Kohler makes the Wellworth model that seems to be well
rated and inexpensive. I would like to replace the current units with the
Wellworth. Previous house had a Kohler toliet and I remember it was a pain
because the service parts were not readily available and 5x the cost of
others. Does the Wellworth use common service parts?
Wellworth comes in gravity and in pressure. Latter uses a standard
Sloan pressure valve. I have 4 in my house for 6 years and none have
needed any parts but I got parts for another from Sloan under
Around here the flappers dissolve after a few years. But the Sloan
pressure valves need no service. Good flush with no problems. Some
models are noisier than gravity flappers so you need to be aware of
that. New Gerber toilets with the Sloan valve are very quiet. Don't
know if its a change in the valve or whether the Gerber toilet design
is quieter than the Kohler when using the Sloan valve because my
Kohlers are old with old SLoan valves and I'm comparing with new
Gerebers with new Sloan valves..
While looking for parts for my other WC, I noted that HD or
Lowes (I forget which, maybe both) had parts for Wellworth.
I don't remember the flapper, but looking just now, the
flapper in mine appears to be a standard flapper with a
float added on the chain. The toilet to bowl seal is much
more expensive than the standard donut, but you are unlikely
to need that part changed. The valve which also appears
standard, is relatively quiet. I've had mine for 2 year and
so far it has worked perfectly. And, yes, flappers here
seem to deteriorate and need to be replaced at least every
8-10 years (may depend on the quality that you buy).
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