Sterling Toilets are fairly simple to diagnose and repair.
If your Sterlingtoilet is running,you will need to check to see if the flapper is leaking, or the fill-valve is over-flowing, or the if the lush valve has a leak. Leaky, running Sterlingtoilets can waste a fortune in water waste, if left unattended for too long.
If the Sterlingtoilet is leaking from the bolts, or the gasket or seal, then you know the nuts and bolts that hold the tank to the bowl are likely corroded and the rubber has turned black and deteriorated on the gaskets. Troubleshooting a sticky handle, a runny toilet, or a leak in the Sterlingtoilet is simply a matter of using the SterlingToilet Diagnostic Chartbelow. If you notice the toilet making a noise or the Sterlingrubber flapper seal or float is deteriorating and leaking, then you can easily change it by buying a new flapper or repairing the flush valve mechanism, and tank disc or ball. If the Sterlingtoilet uses a tank ball, you can replace it by threading the brass stem into the new tank ball clockwise and testing it out to make sure that the water is not leaking out, and no drips or runs are happening.
If the toilet is pressure-assisted and has a black plastic tank inside the porcelain tank, the repairs will be completely different and covered under a different article.
A wobbly toilet will need to be pulled & reset with a new wax ring. The same will also have to be done to fix a toilet that leaks at the base, or has an odor from the wax seal being worn out.
If the toilet fills intermittently, or seems to make noise or flush by itself, the toilet is likely running. If the toilet is over-filling and wont shut off, the fill valve is going bad and will likely have to be replaced.
Troubleshooting & Repair, Diagnostic Guide and Manual for the SterlingToilet problems.
|Toilet problem||Article solution|
|Toilet runs intermittently, filling the tank without anyone using it. After filling, the toilet bowl still has ripples in it from water leaking out of the tank.||Replace the flapper. Replace the flush valve.|
|Toilet runs constantly and will not shut off.||Replace the fill valve.|
|Toilet wont flush unless the handle is held down.||Adjust the flapper chain.|
|Toilet wont flush at all, the handle just flops around.||Replace the handle.|
|Toilet leaks on the floor from the supply line.||Replace the supply line.|
|Toilet leaks from the shutoff valve handle.||Replace the shutoff valve.|
|Toilet is loose, wobbles, has an odor, or leaks at the base.||Reset the toilet. Repair the closet flange.|
|Toilet leaks on the floor from the tank bolts, or leaks on the floor from the tank when it is flushed.||Replace the tank to bowl kit.|