Become Aware Of How To Fix Broken Parts Of Your Toilet With Best Toilet Parts

Alexander B. Martin1060

    Toilets have moving parts, and moving parts wear out or break. So, even the best toilet parts can be dysfunctional. However, benefits of different toilet parts are these are replaceable. It means that we need to replace the problematic part, not every part of the toilet tank.

    Both toilet design and construction material are parts of a toilet which have been changed over time. For example, trip levers were made from solid brass in the past. This solid brass construction guarantees durability for many more years. But now many companies manufacture trip levers from plastic. Because trip levers made from plastic are less expensive. Unfortunately, plastic trip levers are more likely to deteriorate than their metal counterpart. Another example is toilet tank. Wooden toilet tank was common in the 50s or 60s. However, in present time porcelain toilet tank replaces the wooden tank.

    Finding the best toilet parts are important because we want a product that will fix our malfunctioning toilet. In that way, our money will be well spent. But the problem is there is no shortage of toilet repair kits in the market. Known toilet manufacturing brands TOTO, Kohler, Korky, Moen produce Toilet parts names and claim their product is the best. So, picking the correct replacement is a difficult job for anyone. Here we have discussed toilet parts of different companies from our first- hand experience.  So, readers can get a good idea of these products from our toilet parts diagram and make a wise purchase decision.

    How Do We Pick The Best toilet parts?

    It is no wonder that people will define features of best toilet parts in a different way. From our point of view, durability feature should be the first factor while picking the best toilet components. Because who wants to replace a toilet bowl parts too often? So, we give much emphasis on durability while preparing these products list.  Apart from durability two other factors ease and price get importance in this products list.

    01TOTO THU068 Trip Lever

    Price : $$
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    Trip lever is a toilet part that resides inside the toilet tank. When we flush the toilet by toilet handle trip lever raise the flapper to allow water to flow into the bowl. So, it actuates toilet flushing. Broke down of trip lever after installation of sometimes is a common incident experienced by many users. But we never have any such odd experience with TOTO THU068 trip lever. Because this trip lever would last for at least 5 or 7 years. Consequently, we can reduce our maintenance cost considerably.

    Replacement of this toilet part is quick and easy. It may take only 5 minutes. In addition, we can do it ourselves without the help of a plumber. The lustrous handle of TOTO THU068 Trip Lever gives this toilet component an elegant look.

    Known Issue(s)

    • Handle does not always return to the original position

    Solution(s)

    • If it occurs, keep patience and just nudge the handle. It will return to the original position
    Our Remarks

    The drawback that we have mentioned above is just a minor glitch of this trip lever and can be fixed easily. But other positive features like easy to install, longevity, easy to flush make this toilet part a good choice for customers.

    02KOHLER Touchless Toilet Flush Kit

    Price : $$
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    • Star 3.4 out of 5 star
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    Kohler touchless Toilet Flush kit gives us the touchless experience of a flushing toilet. In other words, we can flush the toilet without pressing toilet handle. What we need to do is just place our hand over the tank sensor to activate the flush.

    Because of the touchless feature, this kit eliminates the chance of germ transmission from one person to another. So, it is a hygienic process of a toilet flushing.

    This kit is like a black box that holds all equipment and mounted in toilet tank high above the line. A simple chain that is come out this toolbox connects a flush actuating wheel to the flush valve. A sensor that resides inside the box projects an electronic, magnetic field through the lid of the toilet tank and extends another 2-3 inches above the lid. This field is created tight enough to reduce chances of automatic flushes. When we place your hand over the tank, electromagnetic field disrupted cause the toilet to flush instantly.

    Known Issue(s)

    • The short lifespan of the battery

    Solution(s)

    •  Battery life depends on the regularity of use. In general, if we use 5-6 times a day, we should check load voltage using a load taster. If we see that battery voltage is 1.2v or less we should replace the old battery with new one.
    Our Remarks

    Many of us are conscientious about hygiene. And why not be? Living a healthy life is everyone’s expectation.  This product is for people who want to live a germ-free life.

    03Korky 6081BP Toilet Tank Lever

    Price : $$
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    • Star 4.6 out of 5 star
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    Toilet tank lever actuate flushes by raising the flapper. This lever is designed to fit the majority of toilets. It can easily be adjusted to fit all tank position front, side, angle, right and down. It is optimized for use with both 2 inches and 3 inches flappers and canister style flush valves.

    The engineer grade material performs well in common stress. The strong -arm lever is adjustable. So, we need not bend for fitment and fits most popular brands, including American standard, Kohler, TOTO and other. Upgrade of any toilet is possible by the faucet style handle, in an oil-rubbed bronze finish. It will enhance bathroom décor.

    Known Issue(s)

    • It does not bring or give a full flush with the Mansfield tower type flush valve

    Solution(s)

    • We can use a chain to solve the problem
    Our Remarks

    The product would be preferable because of its universal design. In addition, it is robust, easy to install and works with a variety of flush valves.

    04Moen YB2201ORB Tank Lever

    Price : $$
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    • Star 4.1 out of 5 star
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    If you want to add traditional architectural detail to your bathroom, then use Moen YB2201ORB Tank Lever. This toilet tank lever installs on most front, side and angle-style toilets. Designed with pro-fit installation system, it includes easy to use mounting hardware for quick, and hassle-free installation.

    This lever is manufactured from heavy plastic. So unlike metal lever that many broke due to metal fatigue, it will not break easily. You can smoothly flush toilet with this plastic lever. But in case of the metal lever, we may need to push harder to flush toilet.

    Known Issue(s)

    • Toilet handle may have to pressed all the way down to flush

    Solution(s)

    • There is a screw with this lever. Tightened the screw will solve the problem
    Our Remarks

    If we want to go back to tradition, then this product is a perfect fit.

    05TOTO TSU99A Universal Fill Valve

    Price : $$
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    • Star 4.2 out of 5 star
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    Fill valve brings water from water supply tank into the toilet tank. The adjustable height and flow rate of this fill valve will accommodate into most toilet TOTO toilets. It is designed in such a way as to fix no/slow refilling, running and noisy toilets.

    This fill valve is very easy to install and adjust. We do not need any special tool to install it. But may need a wrench to detach or unfasten and remove the large bottom nut holding the large rigid tube through the bottom of the tank. You can install it by the following the instruction, but since this model covers several Toto toilets, you need to cut the plastic tubing (used to route water to the bowl) to the proper length.

    Known Issue(s)

    • Height settings do not perfectly match the pipe in the tank. As a result, water keeps draining into the toilet.

    Solution(s)

    • You have to adjust the height just below the pipe to solve the problem
    Our Remarks

    Apart from adjusting height problem during installation, we did not get any major issue with this fill valve. The most striking feature is this fill valve can be used with any Toto toilet. So, if you require any replacement, you do not need to worry looking for a specific component.

    06Pfister 9740420 Valve

    Price : $$
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    Pfister 9740420 Valve

    This original equipment manufacturer pressure balance cartridge can be used with 0X8, VB8, JV8, and JX8 valve assemblies. This cartridge features ceramic disc technology and can be used with an only legacy version of the OX8 series shower trim and tub. The newer version of the 0X8,VB8, JX8 and JV8, valve bodies that uses the 974-321 or 974-322 cartridge will not be compatible because of the shallow casted rough-in valve.

    In order to determine correct cartridge assembly to replace look for word “P” on old one. If it is a type “P” cartridge, then the 974-0420 is the correct replacement for both the valve and pressure balance spool. During replacement, we do not need any special tools other than a screwdriver and pliers. It is another DIY (do it yourself) work. In other words, we can replace old pressure balance cartridge with a new one without calling a professional. It may take 15 minutes and would save $200.

    Known Issue(s)

    • After installation, you may not get hot water from the shower. In such case, we need to sink in kitchen and bathroom to make sure those faucets are getting hot water. If those faucets get hot water, that way we can ascertain that our batch faucet is defective. One possible reason is minerals and debris are blocking the hot water passage.

    Solution(s)

    • Soak the bath faucet in vinegar for 24 hours to clean it out
    • Because of the low price of this unit we can replace it completely
    Our Remarks

    The issue associated with this product that is not getting hot water is not a matter of concern. Because if our bath faucet is not clogged, we will not experience the issue at all. So apart from this, all other features are excellent and it is worthy to order.

    07Sloan 3082675 Urinal Flush Meter Valve

    Price : $$
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    • Star 4.5 out of 5 star
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    This Flushometer provides water savings along with the accurate flush delivery system and quiet performance. All parts required to install this urinal flush meter valve supplied with the package.

    It is a great valve with a great price. It installed perfectly with no leaks and easily adjustable volume flow. The installation process is also fast and easy. It is a very good substitute for the automatic battery flush type and especially at a price and does not require the periodic maintenance.

    Known Issue(s)

    • Once installed water may flow through without stopping

    Solution(s)

    • Do not panic. To stop water, pull handle once for the valve to engage. It will fix the problem.
    Our Remarks

    This product as you see has no major drawback. The only one we found that we have mentioned above can be fixed easily. So, this product is a smart choice as a urinal flush meter valve.

    08Kohler 1131481 Ultraglide Valve Assembly

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    Kohler genuine part, full assembly kit for retrofitting faucet, full kit for retrofit of the hot side. The design of this unit is different than the original ones that were manufactured about 15 years ago. The originals do not appear to have a removable cartridge.

    The cylindrical body is narrower, but the original ornamental escutcheon screws into the top just fine. Another remarkable feature is how the assembly is protected or secured on the bottom of the sink. Rather than using an only wide-opening nut, as in the unique design, the new unit uses a nut/washer/screw combination. It makes it much simpler to install and ensures that the entire assembly is snugly secured.

    Known Issue(s)

    • Wrong valve (cold) included in “hot” assembly

    Solution(s)

    • The best way to verify that we have the correct part is to “disassemble” it and check which cartridge (hot or cold) is actually included. We need to do this before installation. The wrong installation would be a big waste of time, effort, and
    Our Remarks

    If we have a leaky faucet because of excessive corrosion of original valve, then we can replace the problematic valve with this product effectively.

    09Korky 2021BP G-Max Flapper

    Price : $
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    The fits TOTO G-Max 3 inches flapper by Korky features an oversized sealing surface to fit large 3 inches TOTO flush valve. The exclusive longest lasting red rubber resists chlorine, bacteria, city water treatment, hard water, and well water. This product is made of elastic or flexible rubber for a tight seal and easy to install.

    We may be wondering whether this product would fit into our Toto toilet? To figure out our model number what we need to do is take the lid off our tank and look at the bottom. We suppose to see an alphanumeric starting with either “ST” or “CST” followed by 3 numbers. That is our model number. Then we need to check this number against the part compatibility info to see if this works with our toilet.

    Known Issue(s)

    • Chain of the flapper may not adjust with the lever

    Solution(s)

    • To solve the problem, we need to make a minor adjustment so that chain fits perfectly with the lever.
    Our Remarks

    If we have a leaky toilet or a toilet that is always running, then it is time to replace our flapper. This flapper is big enough to cover the whole to solve both leaky and running water issue.

    10KOHLER GP85160 FLAPPER

    Price : $
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    KOHLER GP85160 FLAPPER

    This product replaces a number of Kohler flapper models. But we have to grip or hold the handle down to have it work. It is because Kohler made the replacement model enough larger so that it can handle too much water pressure. It is likely to design to use even less water.

    The big plus that we would give to this product is it is very easy to adjust the length of the chain with only basic tools and without some need to apply a massive amount of strength. In fact, we are able to bend the ends open and back using a just a small screwdriver as leverage to open them. Before installing this flapper, we need to turn off the toilet water.

    Known Issue(s)

    • The toilet may lose too much water

    Solution(s)

    • This can be solved by adjusting chain length using a wire cutter
    Our Remarks

    This flapper is very flexible and completely seals the drain. So, if a toilet is constantly running, this flapper would fix the problem immediately.

    Final Verdict

    Above we have covered 10 best toilet parts that we deem customers can use with confidence. Anyway, to make the selection process easier, we can offer more insights to our readers: If you look for durability of toilet parts then Moen YB2201ORB Tank Lever and TOTO THU068 Trip Lever is a good choice.

    On the other hand, if you prefer the ease of use, then KOHLER Touchless Toilet Flush Kit is the best choice. This part of toilet gives you a germless experience that no other above products offer. If you need to be the concern about the price for you than Sloan 3082675 Urinal Flush Meter Valve is components of the toilet that will meet your requirement within your budget. In case of the flapper that often time we require for fixing runny toilet issue, Korky 2021BP G-Max Flapper and KOHLER GP85160 FLAPPER both will serve you best.

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