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Easy and worked!,
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This review is from: American Standard 3174.002-0070A Champion 4 Replacement Flush Valve (Tools & Home Improvement)
Usually not one to write a review but this flush valve deserved it. Have a Amer Standard Champion 4 toilet. Installed about 7-8 yrs ago. The original Flush Valve malfunctioned (push on flush lever and nothing happened), wouldnt raise the flush mechanism (red gasket). Ordered this replacement valve: Fit right! Simple! You have to remove the tank from the bowl but was very simple. Large channel lock for the water supply hose and 1/2" long socket with short extention are the only tools you need! Took maybe 45 min to an hour and I wasn't rushing. Murphy's Law was written for me but it never surfaced here. Pay attention to how things come apart and where the new tank to bowl gasket goes. When tightening the tank back to the bowl - take your time! 12 cranks on the right bolt, move to the left bolt - 12 cranks, back to the right 5 cranks, then the left, then right, etc. Watch closely as the tank finally meets the bowl and STOP!! You feel slightly more resistance when they touch - STOP! Thats it! Read lots of stories about people cracking the tank because they over tightened the tank to bowl nuts!
Also make sure to buy the Tank-to-Bowl coupling kit. You'll need the large rubber gasket. I also bought the Seal Kit for this new valve but didn't need it - BUT - I already have it if later on I need it if our hard water eats it up.
Enough said -go ahead and buy it!
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Initial post: Feb 19, 2011 2:59:31 PM PST
Your Champion toilet comes with a 10 year warranty. The part is free from American Standard. Look for information on their website.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2014 11:56:27 AM PDT
Mr Goober says:
Yes, if you have the original white "tower" style valve, American Standard will replace it for free. Yes, free! There was an issue with those leaking water and they updated to this newer style. They also have a 10 year warranty. Call American Standard (1-800-442-1902) and explain yours is leaking. I just did. They are shipping this newer style valve and a tank mounting kit (bolts, seal, washers) all at no charge. My tank/toilet was mfg in 2005.
Read more: http://411plumb.com/american-standard-cha
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