** Flushmate systems not for gravity fed toilets

Sloan Flushmate Tanks and Repair Parts for Exgeris Toilets

Weak or Sluggish Flush

A weak or sluggish flush can be caused by worn or defective parts, inadequate water pressure, an improperly adjusted Flush Valve Cartridge, a clogged inlet screen, or insufficient air draw. To diagnose the problem with your toilet, follow these steps:

1. Check the Flushmate Vessel for Leaks

Flushmate toilets use the pressure of the incoming water to pressurize air inside the vessel.  When the toilet is flushed the pressurized air forces the water out of the vessel and into the toilet bowl to create the powerful flush which Flushmate is known for.  The first step in troubleshooting your system is to make sure there aren’t any leaks in the vessel.

A. Check your Flushmate vessel for obviously visible leaks.

If you have any leaks, cracks, or holes in your vessel, you will need a new Replacement Flushmate Tank

B. Look for excessive water in the porcelain toilet tank.  

There may be up to an inch of water in the porcelain tank.  If you have more than one inch of water in your tank there is excessive leaking from your Flushmate vessel. You should replace your entire Flushmate system with a new Replacement Flushmate Tank


2. Check the Flush Cartridge

There is a handle linkage rod which presses against the flush cartridge actuator. There must be a small gap between this rod and the cartridge actuator for the Flushmate system to function properly.  (One way to test this is to bypass the linkage rod and manually press the cartridge.  If the toilet flushes properly you will simply need to adjust your cartridge actuator.)

A. Check the gap between the Actuator(A) and the Linkage Rod(B).  

  1. There should be a gap (about the thickness of a penny) between the rod and actuator when gently lifting the rod. 
  2. If the gap is too big, the cartridge will not be fully activated when the handle is pressed.  
  3. If there is not a gap, the cartridge will be held down slightly and will not be able to return to the fully closed position.

B. Adjust the gap (if necessary)  

  1. Start by loosening the setscrew in the center of the Actuator (A). 
  2. Adjust the height of the actuator by turning it clock-wise to lower and counter clock-wise to raise. 
  3. Once adjusted, tighten the setscrew in the center of the actuator.

C. Check cartridge

  1. Add water and look for bubbles
  2. Remove and inspect for obvious signs of wear or damage


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