How to Resolve Common Flushometer Problems?

December 14, 2020

Many residential and commercial bathrooms today are equipped with flushometers that are often found above toilet bowls. Whenever these devices are activated, they release a significant amount of water into the toilet before they close again. The use of flushometers allows property owners to decrease expenses since they require less water compared to other systems. They also do not utilise tank, which can easily cut the needed refilling time between the flushes of the toilet.

However, just like other components and devices, flushometers can still acquire some problems after using them for a long time. If your flushometers currently have some problems, then you may want to consider resolving them with these useful tips.

Malfunctioning Flushometers

Sometimes, a flushometer will suddenly not work even if you just used it a couple of minutes ago. When this specific problem arises, it may be caused by the closing or clogging of its main valve. Alternatively, a non-functional flushometer may be caused by a worn-out handle assembly and relief valve. To resolve this problem, you may need to open the control valve or main valve and unclog its components. You must also need to replace components that have already deteriorated or obtained some damages.

Abrupt Closing of Flushometers

Another common problem among flushometers is their abrupt and sudden closures. Flushometers that closes off immediately normally mean that their diaphragm has been damaged or ruptured severely. Additionally, they can also be caused by the enlarged by-pass orifice due to the continuous corrosion that is happening inside their components. The installation of inside parts kit can be a suitable solution to this common type of flushometer problem. 

Insufficient Volume of Water

There are numerous reasons behind the lack of water volume that is intended to siphon fixture. For one, the flushometer may have a control stop that is not open appropriately. It may also be caused by the presence of urinal flushometer parts inside the closet flushometer. A flushometer that is not intended and not compatible with a specific fixture may also cause lack of water volume. In resolving these problems, you might want to adjust the control stop based on the desired delivery of water. Some urinal parts might likewise have to be replaced to make sure that the flushometer will work properly.

Too Short or Too Long Flushing

Too short flushing is normally equated to diaphragm assembly and guide assembly being not hand tight or having corrosion or damages. Both the urinal relief valve and consumption kit may have also been deteriorated due to a long time of use. Resolving these issues may be done by tightly screwing two assemblies, installing new inside parts kit, and replacing valves with the correct ones. 

Too long flushing, alternatively, is caused by improper seating of relief valve and closing of by-pass orifice due to foreign materials. It can also be caused by a drop in line pressure or damages to the inside cover. Resolving the problem of too long flushing can be done by washing the working parts thoroughly, restoring the adequate line pressure, and replacing all the damaged parts.

All these flushometer problems can be resolved easily as long as these solutions are followed. If you need help with troubleshooting flushometers, feel free to contact us at G. Brand & Sons.

 

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