new Kohler Wellworth not flushing properly

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by DIY4-EVER, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. DIY4-EVER

    DIY4-EVER New Member

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    installed a new 1.6 Wellworth elongated K3978 and it doesn't flush worth a squat. Holding the trip lever down helps alot, but a "standard" push of the lever will barely clear the bowl. Tried moving the chain to the lower pick up point (raises the canister higher upon flushing) but had little effect. The "flap" just closes way to fast. I don't want to tear out a brand new toilet if I can help it!
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    To restrict the flow to 1.6g, 'barely' is all you get! Few of the Kohler toilets are great performers. The flushing mechanism is designed to only drop so much water. The only way to make it use more (and this doesn't work on all) is to hold the handle down. Essentially none of the newer toilets empty the tank, they use the volume there like that in a water tower to augment the pressure when you do, and then stop it once the flush has occurred, leaving a fair amount of the water still in the tank.
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