1994 Kohler Wellworth 1.6 gallon Toilet Review and comments

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Terry, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    In 1992 codes required 1.6 gallon toilets.
    Kohler came out with it's first stab at it.
    A high tank with siphon jet flush, using a 2" flapper and flush valve.
    It was a quck closing flapper that was only supposed to let a little water out of the tank.
    If that flapper was replaced with an old style flapper, it would drain the entire tank.
    Which doesn't sound bad, but take a look at that tiny trapway.
    Imagine a plugged toilet, and then that big tank overfilling the bowl and onto the floor.
    That part wasn't so good.

    The one pictured below is headed for the dump.

    Kohler Wellworth 1994 1.6 Gallon Flush

    Looking inside the tank

    Three bolts to connect the tank.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2009
  2. achutch

    achutch Member

    Oct 20, 2005

    When I had the upstairs bathroom tiled in 1994, that's what I put in to replace a 3.5 Mansfield which served me well. What a MISTAKE that was! That piece of junk is what started a revolving door of toilets which ended in 2005 after I bought my Toto Drake.

    That 1994 toilet would gather paper into a ball and plug solid. In order to make it work, you had to flush the paper in small batches.

    In the downstairs half bath, the original Crane Galaxy (1986) was replaced with the Universal-Rundle Atlas. Compared to the 1994 Wellworth, it was an improvement, at least it didn't plug as often. That one got replaced too!

    The new toilets that are in my home today perform better and more reliably than anything that has been in their place before and have drastically reduced my water bill.

    Oh, by the way, I really got even with someone who did me wrong. I gave him my 1994 Wellworth!!!

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  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    That sounds like crapping on a piece of crap with a bad crapper.:D
  5. achutch

    achutch Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Way to go, Gary! That couldn't have been said any better!!!! :D

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