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American Standard is a well-known brand name. It seems like all the stores carry them, everyone’s heard of them, and quite a few of you probably have a toilet with the American Standard logo printed on it proudly.
As with all toilet manufacturers, American Standard toilets have some parts that look familiar and some that are completely different. If you’ve ever looked inside the tank of your American Standard toilet, you may have seen something that looks like this:
Kinda funny looking, isn’t it? This particular style of American Standard flush valve screws in like most flush valves, but has an “actuating unit” in place of a chain and flapper. An actuator is basically a flapper and a float all in one. The barrel-shaped portions are hollow to various degrees to fit the particular toilet’s flushing needs. Actuators are also typically operated by a push button instead of the more familiar trip lever.
One style of actuator button:
One style of trip lever:
American Standard also uses the more familiar style of flush valve in some of their toilets, but that mostly came along a little later.
Whether you need an actuator or a standard style flush valve, or even just the flappers and gaskets, we’re here to assist you. We stock a stunningly huge variety of toilet repair parts for a wide selection of brands, including American Standard.
We have been supplying toilet repair parts since the 1970’s (since 1995 online) and have seen toilet manufacturers change, standardize, and reinvent the flush. We know what’s what with toilet parts, and can help you find not only your currently produced part, but quite often we have some of those discontinued parts on hand. If not, well, we can almost always find something that will fit your toilet when all its parts have been discontinued. We’re just cool that way.
So, whether you have an early Devero or a current Cadet, check us out. We have parts breakdowns online, photos of most parts in our warehouse, and a great customer service team who know how to help you find what you need to fix that Lexington or Luxor. We’re always adding to our site, so if you don’t see something, please ask. We’re glad to help.
Your turn: what’s the weirdest OEM toilet repair part you’ve ever seen?