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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2011
I was happy to find this item on Amazon and note that the price is a good one. This item is a much better fit than other "bend to fit" levers. However, this is is the third American Standard replacement arm I have purchased. They have all failed (broken) in the same way: the twisting moment on the plastic arm bend next to where the arm attaches to to the tank is too great for the product and the arm within about a year breaks at that point.

The product fits great and works fine and installs in seconds, but should be stronger at the bend to avoid breakage over time.

Is it worth is to pay about $10 every year or so in order to avoid having to replace the entire commode? Yes, but barely. If you agree with me, then I advise doing what I do: buy one arm for now and one arm for when it will break next year.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2012
So happy to finally get the right part! I have an American Standard (I was told Cadet) but if you buy the Cadet replacement it doesn't have enough of an angle (4072 Tank). Finally got sick of bringing in the broken trip lever to Home Depot and/or my local plumbing supply store and never having it in stock...so they order it and you get this poorly made substitute which goes and breaks after a couple years. The thing I love about this (other than the nice curved styling) is that it is designed not to stick! The ones that I had been getting at the plumbing supply store if you tighten the handle screw the handle would stick holding the flap valve ON. This was disaster if the toilet happened to be plugged as it overflows...which it did a couple times for kids visiting the house...imagine how embarassing THAT is! The delivery of this was fantastic and very fast and though the product is cheap plastic, it has nice styling and it's designed not to stick which is the best feature by far!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2013
This is the right trip lever for 4072 American Standard toilet. Mine is circa 1993, it hasn't worked this good in years... universal replacements never worked right!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2014
I have a couple of the Cadet 2 two piece toilets, circa 2000. The plastic handles do fatigue and break. The last time one broke, I went through my parts box and dug out a handle I had from a Briggs Vacuity toilet. I installed the Briggs handle, and with a slight bend (brass rod) it worked perfectly. Sometimes you need to improvise. This handle is actually an improvement. You may want to buy a Briggs Vacuity handle. Just my two cents.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 18, 2014
I bought this to replace a handle that broke and was replaced with a generic one. For the most part it should be OK, but the flush arm is at a 45 degree angle and gets stuck under the filler arm control. I tried to bend it enough to work and broke it, so I reinstalled the generic one and it works again.

If the 45 degree arm is OK for you, then this should work fine. If not, don't buy it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2013
This handle is made of cheap plastic material...broke after three weeks...I do not recommend this product and definitely would not buy it ever again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The trip lever on my American Standard toilet with tank #4072 broke, and this 'American Standard 047242-0020A Left Hand Plastic Trip Lever' fit perfectly. This lever is entirely plastic, and I have my doubts it will last very long, but that's OK. It only cost me $7 shipped, and it does the job. I bought the "polished chrome" color, and it looks like realistic. I'm satisfied. I'm not sure why they charge up to 3x more for certain colors though. Make sure you double check your cart when you checkout.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 2, 2014
If you can find another trip lever, then buy it. When it arrived, I was very disappointed at the low quality of this all-plastic part, but decided to give it a try anyway. The plastic arm on this unit broke within a month and a half. I agree with the other comments that American Standard is a quality company - and they should be ashamed to put their good name on a part like this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2015
works fine until it breaks. I buy a couple of these at a time to be sure to have one on hand. they last anywhere from a year to two years, depending, I guess, on usage. If I ever get around to replacing the toilet I sure won't choose this product or the engineering as part of the replacement.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2014
These do work as advertised for American Standard toilets, but as others have pointed out, they fail after a couple of years. I have replaced four of these in the past 8 years. Wish American Standard would use stronger materials.
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