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    i have a kohler toilet 1.6 gal per flush, sometimes the toilet flushes

    normally and other times it fails to flush i ran a snake in the toilet but

    failed to find any obstruction. i cleaned under the lip to open any holes

    any ideas?

  • #2
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    What is the model number of the toilet? the number is stamped inside the tank of the toilet, back of tank.

    when you say in-complete flush, does the toilet bowl fill with water and fail to empty? Or is the flapper closing to fast, not allowing enough water in the bowl?

    My suggestion is to remove the tank lid, flush it 10 times, watch the flapper and the bowl, see if it malfunctions, see if the flapper closes to fast, check the trip lever and make sure it is tight and not slipping.

    Have you ever changed the flapper? is it the proper flapper, does the flapper have a foam floater on the chain? did the old flapper?

    Anyother problems with another fixtures in the bathroom? slow drains?
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    • #3
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      what is the date stamp on the toilet?

      older kohler toilets sucked or in this case fails to suck

      all toilet manufactures had a difficult time converting to 1.6gpf. depending on the age, it might be a loosing cause.

      how does the 5 gallon bucket test work? take a 5 gallon bucket and fill it with 1.6 gallons and pour it down the bowl from approx. 2' above the bowl. does it suck and siphon out the bowl? if so the drain pipe is probably fine.

      double check the items that robert mentioned. he's a kohler fan, i'm a toto fan

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
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        these are the markings on the toilet

        kohler upc t8

        k4512 .6 gpf

        0265 kbb

        10-95


        the flapper is original and has a foam float

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        • #5
          Re: toilet

          I would suggest to replace the flapper,it may be closing to fast due to age. Be sure to get the same type, with the float and adjust it for your toilet.

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          • #6
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            changed the flapper and adjusted the float


            problem resolved, thanks for the help

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            • #7
              Re: toilet

              Originally posted by blackiem1 View Post
              changed the flapper and adjusted the float


              problem resolved, thanks for the help

              Thanks for geting back to us, we give alot of advice on this forum and we rarely know if the problem is ever solved.

              Thanks again for taking the time to answer back.
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