American Standard Accelerator Flush Valve leaking

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  1. peripateo

    peripateo New Member

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    Hey everyone, I have an accelerator flush valve that appears to be leaking. When I press down on the top of the valve where the chain attaches, the leak stops. So it appears to not be making a water-tight seal. Any suggestions? Haven't seen this before.
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    It sounds like you need a new seal. Those sometimes get blisters.

    An accelerator?, More like a reducing funnel. It goes into a 3" hole.
     
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  4. wjcandee

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    Hi. Someone had the same problem a while back, and I laid out all the information they needed to get back in business, and they got the problem fixed. I told them in detail what product to get and where to get it.

    Take a look at posts 12 and 14 by me, and the picture in post 15, in the following thread: http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?18981-Lawsuit-or-Recall-of-Am-Standard-Champion-toilets

    Let us know if we can help in any other way

    (Terry, at least when he tells us "Accelerator", we know he doesn't have the tower flush. ;) ) [I wonder if there are any consumers out there who were mislead by the alleged "4-inch" flush valve, which is actually 3 inches. I have never done a class action suit (actually, maybe years ago we had one that was going there, but it settled), but it might be fun!]
     
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  5. peripateo

    peripateo New Member

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    Thanks Terry and wjcandee! I replaced the seal with a Korky and it stopped the leaking. The original seal had begun to blister as you showed in the picture, wjcandee.
     
  6. wjcandee

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    Fantastic! I'm so happy to hear that it worked out. Now you're good for five years, or, if not, you can call Korky and they'll send you a new one.
     
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