Re: American Standard toilet makes random "pressure release" sound.
Posted by LonnythePlumber on August 11, 2004 at 22:56:48:
In response to Re: American Standard toilet makes random "pressure release" sound.
: : : Dear Terry and message board,

: : : My wife and I have a slightly less than 2-year-old home with new American Standard toilets with the 3142 valves. The toilets work great, and as far as I can tell do NOT leak. However, at random times they'll make a sound as though "releasing pressure."

: : : It's not a flushing sound, nor is it the same sound that happens when one forces the ball down to cause the valve to allow water into the tank. It's more of a very fast (and fairly loud "PFFFFFFFFFT" sound!)

: : : Is this "normal" for the American Standard toilet? Is it a sign of problems to come? We know this is happening on at least two new toilets...

: : : -Mike
: : :

: : The fill valve is most likely going bad. I had the same problem on my A/S Hamilton. I replaced the fill valve with a Fluidmaster 400 replacement valve & it works fine. A/S is still the best toilet maker in the business. Sometimes though, the stock fill valves they use are cheap.

: Not as good as Toto.
: Toto is the one that the others copy.
: Toto is also the biggest plumbing company in the world.
: It would take several of the largest American companies put together to come close.

: Remember when Honda and Toyota hit our shores?

I will not install an American Standard toilet because of their problems. LonnythePlumber

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